anyway of ejecting a CD without using the keyboard?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by swingline, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. swingline macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
    I am faced with the blue screen of death while installing windows. I don't have any devices plugged except my logitech wireless usb keyboard. I can not go back to osx because I believe the computer does not recgonize the keyboard in time for me to hold down the option key. I can have a friend come and bring a usb apple keyboard tomorrow but i was wondering if there is another way of ejecting that damn win xp disk right now. Any suggestions of how to eject (i'm suspecting it might be the cd that is causing the blue screen) or any other way of installing windows?
  2. DJ OJ macrumors regular

    DJ OJ

    Apr 3, 2006
    Japan>Shibuya>My House. Unbelievable Ain't it!?
    You hold, the control or option key during startup I think. Hope this helps!
  3. swingline thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
    i have a usb pc keyboard and it doesnt work when i hold down ctrl. my only mac keyboard is a wireless usb logitech.. and option is not working.
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    The normal way is to hold down the mouse button at startup. Hopefully your mouse is conventional enough that this will work…
  5. swingline thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
  6. jimbo0270 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2004
    Chicago Area
    need more info. What machine do you have? Imac, MacBook, MacPro? do you have another mac avalible?

    And to quote Apple: "On keyboards with no Media Eject key, the F12 key performs two functions. If you press it normally, it performs the action selected in the Dashboard & Exposé preferences. (By default, that action is showing Dashboard.) If you hold it down until the Eject icon appears on your screen, it ejects your disc.
    You can also eject a CD or DVD by holding down the mouse button when you start up your computer."
  7. techster85 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2006
    Lubbock, TX
    If you're using a powermac or a mac pro there is actually a manual way to eject the disk, just take a paper clip and weave it through the grilling on the front and find the eject button on the drive, it may help to manually hold down the little door that slides down on the case. However, if you're using any other type of mac...i have no clue...

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