Eject a Disc from a SuperDrive on Your MacBook Air

The MacBook Air does not have a CD or DVD drive, a choice that was made in an effort to keep the weight of the laptop down and make it more portable. This is actually less of a problem than you might think, if this is the first time that you are encountering a computer without a CD or DVD drive. Most common programs can be downloaded legally, and most movies and songs can be streamed or downloaded from assorted digital media retailers. However, there are certain situations that you might encounter where these options will not work, and you are forced to use an external disc drive, such as Apple’s USB SuperDrive. But this device does not have an eject button, and you might find yourself wondering how to get a disc out of it.

 

Ejecting a Disc from Apple’s USB SuperDrive

 

It is not as obvious as you might think to eject a disc from this device, especially if you are new to the Mac platform. So read below to learn the instructions for doing so.

 

Step 1: Click the Finder icon in the dock at the bottom of your screen.

Open Finder

Open Finder

 

Step 2: Locate the drive in the column at the left side of the window. In my example image, I need to eject a Microsoft Office 2011 disc.

Locate the SuperDrive disc you want to eject

Locate the SuperDrive disc you want to eject

 

Step 3: Click the Eject button to the right of the disc description.

Click the "Eject" icon to eject the disc

Click the “Eject” icon to eject the disc

 

You can then remove the disc from the SuperDrive and either disconnect the device, or insert the next disc.

 

While the MacBook Air is an incredible laptop, there are still some accessories for which you might encounter a need. Check out out article on must-have accessories for the MacBook Air.

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