G5/Intel Slot Loading Drive, No Manual Eject?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MTI, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. MTI macrumors 65816

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    I did a search and it wasn't entirely clear what the answer was.

    On the G5 and Intel iMacs, is there any manual eject (paper clip or other probe) on either of the optical drives, Combo or Superdrive?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    AFAIK, there isn't one that's accessible from the external part of the case. Usually the most sure-fire software method is to hold the mouse button down during boot (reference). I believe that anything better than that involves actually opening the case to access the optical drive mechanism.
     
  3. Tom Dahl macrumors member

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    I too believe that there is no direct, external mechanical way to trigger a disk eject. I've been traumatized a few times with a CD or DVD that I had a very hard time ejecting on my old iMac G5. I don't recall what eventually worked, sorry.
     
  4. MTI thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the replies, luckily I don't have a disc trapped in a drive. I mounted an old Combo drive (Matsushita) into a $20 external USB 2.0 case (works fine) but was wondering if there was a manual eject switch/button "just in case."
     

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