If the OS crashes, how to eject CD?

bollweevil

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If the OS on a MacBook Pro crashes, how can I eject the CD that is in the drive? What is the little oblong hole on the left side of the computer? Should I stick a paper clip in that hole? Usually paperclip holes are very small and round, so I don't know what this oblong, large (4mm), and very deep hole on the MacBook Pro could possibly be for. Thanks.
 

richard.mac

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erm that oblong shaped hole is for the express card slotq and not for poking about it to eject a CD.

just reboot it and then eject the CD. i for some reason you cant reboot or the CD just wont budge reboot while holding the trackpad button.
 

bollweevil

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I meant the right side, it is the lock hole.

It is pretty obnoxious that you really cannot eject the CD without the computer working. That could conceivably be a bad problem, and I can easily imagine it wasting several minutes as the crashed computer rebooted.
 

alphaod

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Well if it powers on, you can hold the mouse button while it's booting. If it doesn't power you will have to disassemble the computer.