View Full Version : How to eject DVD from dead iBook?

Louis XVI
Jun 30, 2007, 03:05 PM
Help! My iBook G4 has dropped dead--the hard drive is toast, and it won't boot. I had everything backed up, and I bought a shiny new Macbook Pro to replace it, so I thought all was well.

Alas, I still had a DVD in the dead iBook's drive. Does anybody have any ideas how to eject the durn thing, when the computer won't boot?


Jun 30, 2007, 03:07 PM
Well, the standard way is to hold down the trackpad button while turning it on... it doesn't need the HD to get far enough to eject the disc, but it will need at least some limited logic board functionality. So try that first.

Jun 30, 2007, 03:07 PM
Does it turn on? It would never hurt to turn it on and hold down the click button.

Jun 30, 2007, 03:08 PM
smash the living daylights out of it with an iPhone...We all know how indestructible they are now! :D

Seriously though, how much life can you get out of it?