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is there a convenient way to eject the DVD without having to open explorer?

Maelstrom

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Maybe one of the keys has a symbol with an arrow pointing up and a bar under it? That's the one that ejects on my computer.
 

BlackJair

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If the disc get stuck (your computer freezes when you try to eject it) or you just can't eject it with the touch button, press it when the laptop is in boot screen.

That works for me.
 

Yeti

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Well I can add to those having issues with the touch button which is supposed to eject a CD/DVD. Does not work and never had, I've always resorted to the same as you guys: explorer.

I do also find most of the OSD stuff to not work very well. I cannot adjust my sound for instance when in-game
 

MattyB

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So your eject button doesn't work for anything? That sucks. Mine only doesn't work while doing certain things (installing games)

I have the same sound problems with some games. In Assassins Creed 2 I can only adjust the sound via the game settings. Same for a few others. These problems never seem to bother me too much though for some reason. They should but the good things about my machine far outweigh the bad things.
 

DDuB420

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Tested and working.....:cool:

How to create a key combination to eject your optical drive

Download NirCmd from Nirsoft (link at the bottom of the instructions).
Right click on the desktop or in Windows Explorer and select New, then Shortcut. You need to first create a shortcut to which you can assign the key combination.
In the “Location” field, type the path to where you saved the nircmd.exe file, and at the end of it, add “cdrom open , with quotes around the path, so the entry looks like this if you saved the NirCmd utility to a folder called SavedStuff on drive C and your CD drive is D: “c:SavedStuffnircmd.exe” cdrom open D:
Name the shortcut and put it wherever you want. You can put it on the desktop and double click it to eject the CD that way.
Right click the shortcut icon and select Properties.
Click the Shortcut tab.
In the “Shortcut key” field, choose the key combination you want to use to eject the CD and click OK.

64Bit http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd-x64.zip
32Bit http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.zip

My combo is CTRL+ALT+1, works everytime :)

Enjoy!
 

DDuB420

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Just want to add in that the shortcut has to be created from the desktop in Win 7 and stay on the desktop for this to work. You can rename it and change the icon to something cool or transparent, but it can only be there. Creating a shortcut in explorer will not work, I just tried to move my shortcut off my desktop and it stopped working.
 

calric

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kinda going off what dub said i'd say maybe read into this as well;
http://techdows.com/2010/09/shortcuts-to-eject-and-close-cddvd-drive-door-and-tray.html


Tested and working.....:cool:

How to create a key combination to eject your optical drive

Download NirCmd from Nirsoft (link at the bottom of the instructions).
Right click on the desktop or in Windows Explorer and select New, then Shortcut. You need to first create a shortcut to which you can assign the key combination.
In the “Location” field, type the path to where you saved the nircmd.exe file, and at the end of it, add “cdrom open , with quotes around the path, so the entry looks like this if you saved the NirCmd utility to a folder called SavedStuff on drive C and your CD drive is D: “c:SavedStuffnircmd.exe” cdrom open D:
Name the shortcut and put it wherever you want. You can put it on the desktop and double click it to eject the CD that way.
Right click the shortcut icon and select Properties.
Click the Shortcut tab.
In the “Shortcut key” field, choose the key combination you want to use to eject the CD and click OK.

64Bit http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd-x64.zip
32Bit http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.zip

My combo is CTRL+ALT+1, works everytime :)

Enjoy!
 
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