Unplugging a USB Device

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hexonxonx, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    Yesterday I experienced my first kernal panic on my MBP. It happened just a few seconds after I unplugged my USB mobile broadband card.

    What is the proper way to disconnect a USB device?

    Thanks all!
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    If possible you should eject it with the eject button in Finder, however for a USB Broadband modem you can't do that.
  3. sbluetruck macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2007
    Wisconsin der hey
    there are several ways to eject.

    if it's a disc, you've got your eject key.

    you can drag a mounted disk (the desktop icon) to the trash, which turns into an eject button (so don't worry ;))

    you can right click and press eject
    or as stated above, you can press the eject button from the finder window.

    which ever works the best for you :D

    Macs have this thing where they want you to safely eject your device before you take it out so you don't corrupt data possibly being transfered and it can stop all other processes and applications from accesing the device.

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