Help! Disk stuck in 12"PB (al)

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mouchoir, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hello,

    A colleague has a disk stuck in his powerbook and has tried all the ways recommended on the apple site to eject it, but no luck.

    Is there any way to manually eject it (like the old paper clip method!) that anyone knows of?

    Thanks,
    m
     
  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    Unfortunantly there is no paper clip eject on the new Al books, you may have to take it to a dealer and have them take the drive apart.

    Or try booting into Open firmware.
    Hold down Command-Option-O-F when you start up
    Then when you get a screen type eject cd and press return
    if the cd comes out then type mac-boot to startup.
    If it does not come out it is porbably a mechanical problem.
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    If you hold down your mouse/trackpad button while you're booting the machine up it will eject any CD/DVD (unless the drive is completely busted).

    I would recommend this before going into open firmware.
     
  4. aricher macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    #4
    Same thing happened after heavy use on myPB 17 1.33 superdrive - I ended up having to take it into an Apple Store to get it fixed - back in 2 days - love AppleCare
     
  5. mouchoir thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    thanks for your quick responses – I'll have a go at these.

    Much appreciated everyone,
    Mouchoir
     
  6. OutThere macrumors 603

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    The mouse system doesn't always work, but if open firmware doesn't work, then the computer truly is busted. Open firmware is really fast and simple, and doesn't require any part of the bootup process, and a simple "eject cd" will get the CD out (if it wants to come out without force.) :)
     

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