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Liquinn

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My Powermac G5 has a DVD stuck in the drive, pressing the eject key on my Apple keyboard doesn't work and disk utility freezes... thoughts? :/
 

havokalien

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Restart holding the mouse button. If it doesn't open on boot either the door is stuck or the drive is toast.

Good luck.
 
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eyoungren

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If all else fails, shut down. Push in a little on the G5 drive door and pull down. It will slide down and you can see the drive. The drive inside is just like any other DVD drive on the market in one important sense. It will have the eject hole in the front. Locate that, pull out a paper clip and bend it so you have one straight end. Insert into the hole and push until the tray comes out. Take out your disk, push the tray back in and restart.
 
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crewkid89

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terminal:

drutil eject

I am doing this from memory this may not be correct but booting while holding the spacebar or the mouse button down will work
 
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Liquinn

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The command isn't opening my drive. Wtf. :(

Something isn't right here. :eek:
 
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justperry

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The command isn't opening my drive. Wtf. :(

Something isn't right here. :eek:

I think the command will not work when the finder is busy with the disk, what about quitting the finder and then try again in Terminal.

Or, but someone can correct me if I am wrong use sudo before the command and enter your password when it asks you to do so.

sudo drutil eject
enter password
 
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Liquinn

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I think the command will not work when the finder is busy with the disk, what about quitting the finder and then try again in Terminal.

Or, but someone can correct me if I am wrong use sudo before the command and enter your password when it asks you to do so.

sudo drutil eject
enter password
Doesn't work. Thanks for the help though.
 
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justperry

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Doesn't work. Thanks for the help though.

Are you sure there is a disc inside and not that some kids stuck something inside?

But, then it seems the only way out is to get the disk drive out and do it manually.
Maybe but I am not aware of you can do eject it manually from the outside with a paperclip.
 
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Liquinn

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Are you sure there is a disc inside and not that some kids stuck something inside?

But, then it seems the only way out is to get the disk drive out and do it manually.
Maybe but I am not aware of you can do eject it manually from the outside with a paperclip.
I'm sure there's a disk inside it. :p

Why is my disk utility stuck on "Gathering disk information"? :(
 
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