Opening an MDD optical drive without apple keyboard?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by raysfan81, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a

    raysfan81

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    I'm using synergy right now with my PC as the server and I can't get the MDD optical drive to open. Any ideas?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  3. hwhalers macrumors regular

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    My MDD is unplugged at the moment, but couldn't you open a terminal and use drutil tray eject?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Use the finder to navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras and double click on Eject.menu. You'll get an eject symbol in the menu bar beside the volume etc. You can use it to eject the drive.
     
  5. Hrududu macrumors 68020

    Hrududu

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    Holding F12 will open it. You can also add the eject icon to the menu bar by going into System>Library>Core Services>Menu Extras and double clicking on Eject.menu
     
  6. raysfan81 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    raysfan81

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    Nope it seems f12 opens Dashboard.... and now I changed the dashboard settings and it does nothing....
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    To eject a disk just drag the disk you want to eject to the trash :D

    Same goes for servers, USB flash drives or anything else you want to eject: Drag it to the trash!
     

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