MacBook Air eject button?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by knicksplayer, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. knicksplayer macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Hi there,

    I have the most recent '11 MacBook Air and was wondering what key played the "eject button" role now that it's been replaced by the power button. I am being an external drive soon and was curious.
  2. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    NZ, South Pacific
    For the MacBook Air that does not have an eject button on the keyboard, open Finder and on the left side of the window underneath "Devices" you can select to eject the disc.
  3. nuti1925 macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2011
    Or you just simply click on the drive and hit Cmd+E to eject:D
  4. GekkePrutser macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2005
    ... or drag the disc icon to the trash, which will then turn into an Eject icon.

    I noticed the 2011's don't have it anymore by the way, the 2010 Air's still do.

    It makes sense though, why should there be an eject buton for a CD drive only but not for other removable media such as USB drives.
  5. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    quite simple. although not recommended you can pull the USB drive out of the port. For a CD/DVD the software eject had to work either by button or other method or you would have to reboot.
  6. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    if you get a non mac drive don't count on eject working well. I have a plextor eternal and for most discs I have to go to the software to eject it music cd's I have to eject from itunes. I also added a eject button on the tool bar. but the eject button won't work on the keyboard or on the drive it's self.
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Can you hold the fn button and press the power button? Seems like since there is no eject and thats where it should be that would make with the delete button...its normally backspace...but you can turn it into the secondary delete button with the fn key.

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