How can u eject dvd when macbook won't start up and u don't have mouse??? Thanx!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by budge9, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. budge9 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Please can somebody help me because in order to try and fix my macbook since it now shows only folder and question mark i need to put installation cd in which i can't do until i get the other one out! Thanks a million!
  2. annexw macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2006
    Try holding down the eject key while the MB is booting. That should eject the CD.
  3. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    the button under the trackpad counts as a mouse button. If that is intact, try:
    1. Press the power button
    2. Then press and hold the button underneath the trackpad.
  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
  5. triddent222 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2007
    Somewhere interesting
    Press the trackpad button (that is, the long button below the trackpad), during boot-up. Idk if the eject button would work.

    iSee: Beat me to it. >.<
  6. budge9 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Thanks but it doesn't seem to do anything. Has anybody got any other ideas?
  7. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
    just rip the Macbook apart and grab the dvd...DUH:D
  8. szark macrumors 68030


    May 14, 2002
    Do you know someone else with an Intel Mac? You could try putting their computer into Target Disk Mode and booting your computer from it with a FireWire cable. Then the eject button might work.
  9. crzdmniac macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    You need to hold the trackpad button down for quite a while. As SOON as you hit the power button hold down the trackpad, sometimes it takes a couple minutes, so be patient.
  10. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    You can also start up the MacBook holding option. When it finishes loading the available boot drives (probably none) hit the eject key. It should spit out the disk that is in there. Then just put in the install disk and click the circular arrow button and it should show up and be selectable to boot from.
  11. budge9 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007
  12. djcox100 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2007

    I'm having the same problem, in that I first turn on the MacBook, and I get a grey screen with a flashing folder icon with a question mark on it. Can anyone please tell me what is causing this problem, and how do I fix it without a re-install (I'm a naughty boy, haven't backed-up my stuff)???

    Thanks for your help.

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