safetly remove hardware

Discussion in 'macOS' started by evanrousso, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. evanrousso macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    I am a new mac user so sorry for the dumb question.

    I plugged my ipod in today and for some reason itunes wasnt responding to it. So i was left with a "do not disconnect" signal on my ipod. This used to happen on my windows machine and when it did I had an option on my taskbar to "safetly remove hardware". Is there such an option on OSX? What I ended up doing was restart the macbook with the ipod still plugged in.

    Any help?
  2. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2006
    Chicago (847)
    apple key e will eject the disk or whatevr you want to safely eject
  3. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    A few other ways to eject a disk:

    1. Right click on your iPod icon on the desktop, right click: Eject

    2. Drag the disc icon (iPod icon) to the trash

    3. Click "eject" next to the disc in the Finder
  4. evanrousso thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    thats just it though, the ipod was not showing up at all in the desktop or in itunes

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