I've tried all the methods. I have a 2+ year old Macbook Pro. The drive was a bit bowed down, but a screw drive forcing the casing back up fixed that. I have tried holding down the eject button on restart as well as the mouse. I tried the command-control-p-o combo and it wouldn't boot into the open firmware. The laptop keeps trying to read the disk, but the disk is apparently unreadable. So what the hell am I to do? I can't even get into Mac OS X or use the laptop. I am very close to just frisbeeing the piece o' **** out the window. Please help.