When Apple designed the Macbook, they apparently decided that they were one button short on the keyboard, and so they added a button with an eject sign on it. Thats not a bad idea as one could need the mac to eject a CD or DVD. Now, the problem is that the button in question do not work until you have booted into OSX (or any other operating system supporting the button) and that can be a problem.
I've burned a boot cd, to try out, so I put it in my mac and rebooted. The problem came when I realized that the boot cd did not work, hence I could not boot nor eject the CD. I googled a bit and I found this solution:
- Shut down the computer by holding the power button down.
- Wait a few seconds.
- Turn on the computer.
- When you hear the macbook startup sound, press and hold on the trackpad button.
- The CD or DVD should now eject
Please note that it didn't work the first time I tried it, so don't give up after the first try.
Written by Jannich Brendle ons 13 august 2008 In How to