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PPC G5 DVD won't eject

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: PPC G5 DVD won't eject Reply with quote

I opened itunes and hit command E to open the bay door before itunes finished. It stalled. I killed the process using activity monitor. There were 2 processes, so I did them both.

I customized the toolbar with an 'eject' button. The button does not light up, it's more of a shadow. It does nothing when clicked.

I also tried rebooting while holding command/option E, also the Left mouse button. Nothing works.

It worked fine yesterday, so I'm thinking something isn't loading. I think it's a driver problem. Can I reinstall the driver, or have the sys disc repair something?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like it doesn't even know there is a disc in the drive, however it should have done a force eject when you booted holding the mouse button.

I'm not familiar with the big old G5s, but are you able to get a pin into the eject button area?

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is tough i have heard of this happening.

But it didn't end well.

Did you get the cd out and did it read another cd ok.?
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