powerbook 1.25 eject problem?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fatbeatbox, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. fatbeatbox macrumors newbie

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    my old powerbook 1.25 wont eject an audio disk?

    i tried to power it up holding the eject button but it didnt work

    can someone help?
     
  2. jocool5 macrumors member

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    Isn't the eject on boot just holding down the mouse button?? I don't think that it is the eject key. If it is one of those slot load bays on one of the sides there is a button that will do the manual eject. NOTE don't cram the paperclip in to far!!
    Joe
     
  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    Holding the trackpad button down on startup is force eject.
    IF THAT doesnt work try opening itunes and using its eject buton (bottom right corner)
    Otherwise your suppose to have apple look at it if you cant get it out after that.
    PB G4 1.25 dont have the Force eject button that you use the paperclip with, so dont try that!
     
  4. fatbeatbox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ....

    suck!..........i've tried all those and it still wont come out?

    when i hold the trackpad button down when im starting it up the screen just stays blue and doesnt finish booting up?
     
  5. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Probably trying to eject the disk, but it can't. I'd take it to an apple store. I also found this suggestion by googling.

    1.25 GHz old? Bah! :)
     
  6. fatbeatbox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it said...

    - Force a restart if Finder doesn’t respond to a manual restart.
    - When the machine shuts down, fire it up and hold down : CMD + Option + O + F
    - This will boot you into Open FirmWare which looks a little like terminal.
    - At this point, type: eject cd
    - It will reply with “ok”
    - Your disc will eject
    - It will prompt you on how to continue on to load OSX normally.

    whats CMD...?
     
  7. neocell macrumors 65816

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    The apple key next to the space bar
     
  8. fatbeatbox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes!

    i tried that and still nothing so while i was booting up i put a paper clip in and it must have triggered something (although i dont recommend this.....but i have a new MBP and this being my old powerbook i was like oh well) i heard a scrape noise and then the cd appeared on the desktop finally and i pressed eject and it came out!!!

    thanks ya'll for all the help!
     
  9. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Great! Congratulations (on getting the CD out and the new MBP!) :cool:
     
  10. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't call 1.25ghz PB something to scoff at. Hand it over here if you're going to be poking it with things :).
     
  11. fatbeatbox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol

    nah nothin like that........i've actually made it our studio machine and i picked this MBP up for my personal use.......so thats why i had to get the superdrive workin again.

    but thanks again fellas!
     

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