MBP will not boot; force eject DVD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Scartissue, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Scartissue macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2004
    hey all

    My MBP crashed in the middle of a game of NWN2. I left it to see if any progress might happen, and instead the battery ran down. When trying to boot again into bootcamped Vista, nothing happened. The windows loading bar comes up, after a screen of 'Windows failed to shut down, would you like safe mode etc?'), but freezes.

    Equally, attempts to boot into OSX (hold down option on startup, choose that had disk) show the OSX loading wheel freezing.

    I could figure this out, reboot, reinstall etc, but the DVD is still in the drive! Is there any way to force eject the CD when I can't enter either operating system?

    Only other solution that comes to mind is boot to linux off a USB stick. But that would probably be frustratingly difficult, right? Anyone reccomend a suitable distro if possible?

    Happy holidays....

  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Hold the mouse button down from the moment you power on until it ejects.

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