CD won't eject --- HELP?!!!

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  1. reublue macrumors newbie

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    Okay, i am really frustrated becuase I am in finals and I took my ibookG4 to the Apple store yesterday to get help ejecting a cd rom that was stuck in the optical drive. It turns out it was a software problem and the "genius" fixed it and we tested it by putting in a new cd and seeing if it would show up on the desktop and eject. It did. So, now that it it working again, i popped in a new cd and the same problem is happening. :(

    I tried doing open firmware and eject cd during the restart ... but it won't let me...yet it worked yesterday at apple.

    can anyone help me????
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Did you try holding down the Mouse button throughout a restart?

    My former iBook had the CD-tray somewhat cockeyed, so the door touched the body - the edge of the 'bezel', and it had to be gently coaxed with a fingernail to overcome the friction and open.
     
  4. reublue thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tried resetting the PRAM ... nothing happened. I tried holding down the mouse while i restarted, etc etc.

    ??
     
  5. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a

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    Restart won't work. You have to SHUT DOWN and start up again. Try it a couple times, holding down the mouse button before pressing the power button (and continuing until the CD comes out) and starting to hold it immedietly after, I can't remember which works.
     
  6. reublue thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tried that ... but the main problem is that it is a software problem. the computer won't even recognize that it even has an optical drive ... so not only is the cd not being read, it doesn't exist!!!:confused:
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How about the PMU reset then? Did that fail too? :eek:
     
  8. reublue thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if i reset the pmu will all of my settings, etc be lost? would that include all software ... sorry, i am a bit clueless when it comes to the inner workings of the mac. i can follow directions well, but when left to my own devices ... who knows what will happen?
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You might just momentarily lose your system clock time until it re-syncs with the internet (assuming it does).
     
  10. jane doe macrumors 6502

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    Try the following:

    1) boot to open firmware (restart and hold Apple Option O F) All four on startup.

    2) type: reset-all (no spaces) <return>
    the computer will now restart - try ejecting your disk now.

    If not:
    boot back to open firmware and type: eject cd <return>
    If the CD does not eject or it tells you the device is not responding then the drive needs replacing.
     

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