Eject button not working?

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  1. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I don't know if this is normal. However I have the mid-2009 uMBP, and the eject button on my keyboard doesn't eject the DVD or the eject an external device, even if i select the item on my desktop first.

    Is this normal?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Are you tapping it or holding it down for a second or two because I believe you have to hold it down for 2 seconds well that's what I heard.

    ChrisN
     
  3. HikariYuki macrumors member

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    Did you try holding eject down a few seconds. For external usb eject, go into finder and click on the eject symbol next to the device.
     
  4. TheBritishBloke thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I usually just tap it to do it.

    I just tried it with holding it down for a couple of seconds, it worked! Thanks so much :D. Appreciate the help (y)
     
  5. reel2reel macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah you gotta hold it down. Must be to avoid accidentally hitting it and ejecting. BTW, my fav way to shutdown: Command + Option + Control + Eject :cool:
     
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    From what I understand (don't have a MBP yet) the same applies to the caps lock key, it needs to be held down for a bit longer than is traditional. Both are to prevent accidental presses from taking effect.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Really? Power button + Enter works well for me.
     
  8. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Really? Click Apple icon--> Shutdown works well for me. ;)
     
  9. andrew12090 macrumors member

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    the hold to turn on the caps lock doesn't apply to my 13 mbp. only one short press does it. Any way to change that? I would like the hold to enable
     
  10. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Like I said I don't have a MBP yet, so I don't have any first hand experience with this feature, but I remember reading about it sometime in the recent past and I just assumed it applied to all newer Macs, I think I heard about it after Leopard came out. I'm currently using Tiger on a G4 iMac and the caps lock doesn't apply, but the eject does. The delay on eject I believe started with Tiger. I guess the caps lock delay only effects certain Macs and I don't have any idea which ones, I guess I'll just stop passing that info around unless someone is having a problem with the caps lock. Sorry.
     
  11. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    Not working since 10.5.8

    Not sure if this has anything to do with it.

    Doesn't work in 10.5.8 nor Windows in Bootcamp.

    Worked fine in 10.5.7?!?
     
  12. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    Bump-

    anyone else having eject button issues with 10.5.8?
     
  13. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Just to add an interesting tidbit of information to this thread, for those who are relatively new to the Mac world, the behavior of the eject button was changed with the 10.4.9 update. Prior to that update, a simple tap of the eject button was all that was needed. It was changed to prevent accidental ejection.
     
  14. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for pinpointing when that change came about.
     
  15. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    Well that is not the issue I am having. I do remember the old Tiger method, it was too easy to eject.

    Now, I can lean on it for 1 second or 30-it still doesn't eject AT ALL :(
     
  16. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Does Command + E work?
     
  17. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    Am at work on windoze right now so can't test. But will when I get home.

    What does it mean if it does or does not work?

    Thanks for asking :)
     
  18. davivi23 macrumors newbie

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    Also had an issue with stuck disc. Held the eject button down and sounded like drive was trying to eject the disc but was not able to do so. I restarted MBP and held down the trackpad which ejected the disk. Mine is June '09 MBP.
     
  19. celticpride678

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    I have noticed something since upgrading to 10.5.8:

    If you do not have a disc or mounted volume currently in the Mac or on the desktop, the eject button will not work. Anyone else?
     
  20. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Well, if command + E works then it's probably just something to do with the actual eject key, maybe something as innocuous as piece of dirt or something under the keycap preventing it from working.
     
  21. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I don't imagine it would. On my G4 iMac with a non-slot load (drawer type) optical drive the eject also opens the drawer if nothing is in the drive to allow you to put a disc in. On a slot load drive this behavior wouldn't make any sense so I can see where it wouldn't work. Also, on my iMac the eject key only works for the optical drive, it doesn't work for dismounting volumes.
     
  22. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay so Command-E does NOT work?!?

    The only way I can eject a disc is using the trash can in OS-X and by right clicking and ejecting the drive Icon when in Windows.

    This is really odd-I KNOW I didn't have this problem in 10.5.7
     
  23. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I don't have a slot-load drive so I'm not experienced with them, but do you have to select the disc (so it's highlighted) and then eject it? If so are you doing that?
     
  24. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    I have not actually tried that. Will do so when I get home from work.

    However, prior to this issue, I never had to have the disc highlighted. Just pressed the eject button and the drive spit it out.

    Weird that this is also not working in bootcamp. It USED to work there as well.
     
  25. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I just tried this out of curiosity and was mainly expecting to be greeted with the Restart/Sleep/Shut Down window like if you press the power button... I must say that you're lucky I had just closed my important applications :p :D
     

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