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Leopard OS X 10.5 - Startup Keys Don't Work #

If your Mac does not obey startup commands (like Command+C to boot from the optical drive), try using your Apple Remote instead:
  1. Turn on the Mac while pressing Menu on the remote
  2. A list of bootable volumes will appear
  3. Select the desired volume using Forward and Back on the remote
  4. When the desired volume is highlighted, press Play on the remote
This tip came in handy when a MacBook refused to obey Command+C, Command+T (target disk mode), and Command+S (single user mode).

/mac | Dec 17, 2007


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