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Old September 15 2008, 06:37 AM   #20
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Re: Deck Plans VI: The Undiscovered Bowling Alley

Captain Robert April wrote: View Post
Now if I could just get the blasted thing to work.

Who was the braniac at Apple that thought it'd be a good idea to not have an eject button for the CD-ROM drive?
I don't know, but the 3 1/2 inch floppy drives had power eject back when they first came out for the Mac, Apple //e, Apple //c and Apple //gs. There was an electrical eject button on the external drives as well as a hole that would eject a disk if the drive wouldn't power up.

JuanBolio wrote: View Post
Ugh... never much cared for iMacs, but use what ya got. I don't know who said brainiac was, but I myself would like a shot at him. Did they manage to include the tiny hole you can stick a paper clip in to override and open the drive?
I never had a CD drive for my Apple //gs and never heard of someone using one on an Apple //e or Apple //c. I remember the Mac cube had a drawerless CD drive that poped a CD out the top like toast out of a toaster, apparently a mechanism similar to some automobile CD players.
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