Eject external optical drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Scorch07, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Scorch07 macrumors 6502

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    I just got an external LaCie DVD burner (long story). It works great, but as of right now I can apparently only eject it by right-click > eject or drag it to the "trash." Is there any way to allow me to just use the button on the drive or tie it to the eject button on the keyboard when it's connected, or even another key command like Opt-Eject? Thanks!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I don't recommend the use of the button on the drive, because the Mac OS will complain about the disc not being ejected properly if you do.

    That said, I haven't the foggiest idea how you'd go about mapping Option+Eject (or some other keyboard shortcut) to the external drive.
     
  3. Scorch07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, pushing the button on the drive doesn't even do anything, much less make it complain.
     
  4. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    alt+EJECT (or opt+EJECT) may already work as opening your "other" drive. Have you tried it?
     
  5. Scorch07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it doesn't. It still just makes the drive in my MBP make that weird noise haha.
     
  6. soup4you2 macrumors regular

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    you could open up terminal and enter

    drutil eject
     

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