MacBook Air eject button?

knicksplayer

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 14, 2010
42
5
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I have the most recent '11 MacBook Air and was wondering what key played the "eject button" role now that it's been replaced by the power button.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.
Thanks!
 

BreakGuy

macrumors 6502a
Nov 23, 2009
818
0
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.
 

GekkePrutser

macrumors 6502a
Aug 18, 2005
960
232
Barcelona, Spain
... 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.
 

cjmillsnun

macrumors 68020
Aug 28, 2009
2,399
45
... 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.
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.
 

steve knight

macrumors 68030
Jan 28, 2009
2,613
6,962
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.
 

gentlefury

macrumors 68030
Jul 21, 2011
2,848
0
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 sense...works with the delete button...its normally backspace...but you can turn it into the secondary delete button with the fn key.