WTF 2011 MacBook Air Can't Eject Super Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by LeakedDave, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Trying to install boot camp. It boots and asks for driver cd. There is no way for me to eject the windows 7 cd for the driver cd because the eject button is gone. What do I do.
     
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    Aldaris

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    Can't you drag the disc icon to the trash and eject?

    Are you using 'remote disc/sharing' or external superdrive?
     
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    ShiftClick

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    Or right click on disc for contextual menu followed by a left click on eject?
     
  4. MRU
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    The eject key is now the power key according to another thread.
     
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    Aldaris

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    Yep, checked out the pic on the product page. Can you not eject it using UI (desktop right clicky).
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm in boot camp boot loop.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    How about try hold the left mouse button when rebooting.

    Also try CMD + E to eject disc in Mac OSX
     
  8. MRU
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    Just as your computer boots up force eject the cd by holding down the left click on your mouse / trackpad. That should force eject the cd and you can then put in your driver cd.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Just got my new Macbook Air 2011 version. My first Mac ever, I too had this problem and when I googled it I found this thread, funny enough I had been a member here for months just reading what people had to say about the Macbook Air before I made my purchase.

    You can eject a disc from the Macbook Air SuperDrive through the Disk Utility menu which I found in the About This Mac section.
     
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    MJedi

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    Press and hold F12?
     
  11. macrumors G4

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    That's now the power key. I noticed this, too. You need to use the contextual menu, drag it into the trash, or the contextual menu/Explorer eject option in Boot Camp.
     
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    MJedi

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    I just noticed on the 2011 MBA that the F12 key is now used for Volume Up, not Eject as in the 2010 MBA. There is a dedicated Power Button, which was also on the 2010 MBA.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    I read that on macs with an eject button, holding it during a reboot will force eject the drive, so if there is a key combo for the mba, (CMD-E???) you could try that.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    Use the disk utility under "utilities" on the launchpad.

    Click on the superdrive on the left side and then click eject disk.
     
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    How can that work when...

    Having said that, MRU's advice should work; hold the trackpad/mouse button while rebooting and it should eject. Or just unplug the drive.
     

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