G4 ate a disk ....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Loudog, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. Loudog macrumors newbie

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    Hi people .... I'm a newbie on here so go easy! I have a g4 tower that just ate a cd, and wont spit it out. I'm using a cheap Logitech keyboard, which has a button I programmed to eject the cd. The disk is of dubious origin ... burnt by a client - it doesn't show up on the desk top, and my eject button doesn't even display the usual grey arrow when pushed. I've heard about a small hole and paperclip .... I don't see any hole. I tried starting up and holding the apple-option-o-f keys, but it asks me to press "return" ... my board has only "enter" which has no effect.
    Help!! Please and thanks in advance ..
    Geoff
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    hold down mouse button as you start up

    you know i really have no idea if that works on desktops but it works on laptops (had some stuck in old iBook once) never anything in my powermac :/
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    And depending on the operating system, F12
    or open iTunes and choose Eject from the menus.
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    Is it one of the Mirrored Drive Door G4s? There was a bug of some kind with certain models of that Mac where it would refuse to spit out CDs. We had that problem for a while with ours at work – normally a restart would do the trick, but it sounds from your post that that didn't work for you. There's a page on Apple's site that might be of some use – it gives a few options to try, including finding that elusive paperclip hole... ;)
     
  5. Loudog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Woohoo!!

    You rock. I found the hole ( behave .. ) and got it out. I think the drive went south. Or maybe north. I opened Toast and dragged an mpeg onto it ... that offers me the drive, which opens when I select it. It didn't offer me that drive .... me thinks she's toast. Thanks for the help ....
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    You're welcome! :)
     

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