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Eject! v1.0.1

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Eject_1.0.1_Folder.sit (3.59 KB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
eject-101-src.sit (13.00 KB)
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

Eject! is a freeware program that opens the CD tray on most PPC Macintoshes. It is compatible with pre-OS X Macs. Simple to use. Extract the DL archive to some location inside your hard drive and invoke the Keyboard control panel to bind Eject! to a function key (F12 is used in OS X, so using the same makes it easy to remember).

This is freeware, C source included. (public domain)
2nd DL above is the source code for Eject!
Archived here should D. Oster's page disappear.

David Phillip Oster's original DL page for Eject! 1.0.1 & Source code.

Architecture: PPC

PPC code only. Tested OK under Mac OS 8.6
Tested and works OK under OS 9.2.2
Not working for me in SheepShaver, so far...

More useful if used with Mac OS 9.1 and earlier (with 9.2, Apple supplied its own "Eject Extras" utility).

Requires: Standard Apple supplied CD drivers installed.
Gotchas: If a disk is mounted in the drive, it will fail to eject. Mounted CD/DVD's must be manually ejected.

See also: The Macintosh Garden page for "Eject Extras".


Raptor007's picture
by Raptor007 - 2018, October 26 - 9:52am

Perfect, exactly what I needed to use my Quicksilver G4 with an iMate and ADB keyboard.

I recommend tossing this into Apple Menu Items.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, February 11 - 11:05pm

Thanks for the headsup IIGS_User & wazeem. The original uploader had copied text from D. Oster's ReadMe text, and it clearly requires clarification. Which I think I can do for the Description & Compatibility fields above, now. I've since taken a closer look at this wee app.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2014, February 11 - 7:58pm

-192 pops up, when you try to run a PowerPC-only application on 68k hardware.

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by wazeem - 2014, February 11 - 11:03am

Slight problem, this little app doesn't run on my fx os7.5.5, it comes up witth error -192
However it does work on my 1400cs OS8.6