PowerBook CD Will Not Eject- Complicated

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ErikCLDR, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    Hi Everyone,

    So a while back my HD died in my 12" 1.5ghz PowerBook G4. It's been like 2 months and I decided to run the apple hardware test again and to see if I could erase the drive at all before I sell it for parts.

    So I put in the OS X CD and held down C. Nothing happens, the screen doesn't even go to the white apple screen or anything. I also tried the good old CD eject button but that didn't work either.

    So I restart and hold down the mouse button- nothing happens.

    I reset the PMU- the Open Firmware screen comes up and I try ejecting through open firmware but it said something like the device could not be ejected. It will also not let me boot from the CD. The CD drive sounds fine.

    I am so confused

    1) Why won't my disk eject
    2) How can I get it out

    BTW obviously my computer does not boot because of the dead HD.
  2. ErikCLDR thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007

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