I was recently given a new blueberry iMac slot load, which ran OS 9 fine. I wanted OS X so it booted it off the Panther CD and it seemed to be working fine, until it informed me I had to upgrade the iMac's Firmware. As I couldn't proceed with the installation, I tried to shut down the computer. However, the spinning circular icon appeared and rotated for over 20 minutes. Consequently, I turned of the computer by pressing the power button on the front for 5 seconds. Since then, everytime I have tried to start up the computer (either by pressing the power button on the front, or the keyboard) the power button on the iMac flickers, and the machine ticks quietly, intime with the flickers. There is no startup chime, and the screen does not turn on. Im no expert, but it sounds to me like the computer is attempting to switch on, but something is preventing it, so it constantly retries, and thus the flicking occurs of the power button occurs. Additional to the fact that the computer will no longer start up, my Panther CD is still inside the machine! Even if i cannot fix the computer, I would still like to retrieve my CD! Any help, suggestions, or comforting remarks would be greatly appreciated!