Hello everyone. Longtime user first-time poster. So thank you for all your help! Was given an old Powerbook G4 15 inch aluminum that someone was going to trash. Being a nerd, i thought I could fix what seems to be a simple problem. But I'm stuck. So, here are the problems and what I've done to fix: Kernel Panic Have copy of boot cd, but another cd is stuck in drive SO... CD stuck in optical drive: held down eject button at boot inserted knife, paperclip and cearle box top in drive to stop or grab cd. held option control +o+f and typed eject cd at prompt shook computer to get cd in correct place (in case it wasn't) I'm thinking my next option is to open up the computer, take out the optical drive and take cd out...somehow. Any suggestions?