Is there a key combo to open the DVD Rom?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jazhawk, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Jazhawk macrumors member

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    Or is the only way to open it is to run an app that utilizes the DVD rom?

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  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    What type of machine are you talking about? Most machines have a an eject key that should open up the tray-loading drive.

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  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    On non-Apple keyboards F12 seems to work as well if you hold it down.
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    A "real" Apple keyboard (and a few "designed-for-Mac" third-party keyboards,) have a dedicated "eject" key (far upper right on Apple keyboards.) On a keyboard without a dedicated eject key, holding down F12 for a second or two should eject the disk (and open an empty tray, for a tray-load drive.) This even works on older Apple keyboards (like the original iMac keyboard,) that had no eject key.

    edit: wow. I took way too long writing my answer.... There were no replies when I started writing!
     
  5. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    The phrasing of the OP makes me question if it is wanted to actually use the DVD, not open it. Well, open whatever is on the DVD. But if the OP does want to just eject it, the above answers are great.
     
  6. Jazhawk thread starter macrumors member

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    You are in too deep man.

    And thanx for the assist on the orginal question all and to wildboy for providing the visuals. I didn't notice the eject button before on my mac keyboard. I recently picked up one of these very flat silver things. Anyway this has been one of the few questions about the mac that was driving me crazy.

    But I'm learning.

    -Jazhawk
     

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