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CD Stuck in Powerbook
Dan Dalstra, Photographer
Hannibal | MO | USA | Posted: 3:47 PM on 06.22.05
->> Hey gang, is there a way to get a CD out of a G4 Powerbook if you can't boot the damn machine up?? Help, I don't want my Seinfeld 2nd Season DVD to be destroyed!

Dan
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Jason Nix, Photographer, Assistant
Auburn | Al | United States | Posted: 4:18 PM on 06.22.05
->> I don't know of one. I looked on the Apple Support page. http://www.apple.com/support but there isn't a discussion on that topic.

If you have Apple Care on the Machine you might want to call 1-800-275-2273

Worst case, you might be able to take apart the whole machine, to get the CD Drive out to take it apart to get Seinfeld out. Wheew tongue twister.

oh and Dan, is this a Aluminum or Titanium Powerbook?

Nix
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Dick Van Nostrand, Photographer
Bay City | MI | USA | Posted: 4:44 PM on 06.22.05
->> I'm not sure on Apple products but look for a small pinhole near the cd player door. A pin or paperclip inserted in this hole will release the cd mechanical release assuming the problem isn't electronic.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer, Photo Editor
New England | | USA | Posted: 4:55 PM on 06.22.05
->> This has happened to me. I have found thaat doing a hard shut down, then rebooting is a must. Press the eject button and gently tap under the CD tray area with your knuckle. Thegentle tapping seems to force the eject of the disk.
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Eliot Schechter, Photographer
Fort Lauderdale | FL | USA | Posted: 5:05 PM on 06.22.05
->> Hold the mouse down while restarting. You might want to put a book on the mouse to hold it down. It might take a few minutes, but it will spit out the CD.
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Jason Nix, Photographer, Assistant
Auburn | Al | United States | Posted: 5:09 PM on 06.22.05
->> Dick,

On a powerbook there isn't a door, it's a slot loading Disc Drive.

Steve and Eliot,

Dan said that the machine can't boot up. Thanks for the Insight though on how to get one out if the machine is able to boot.

Nix.
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Michael P. King, Student/Intern, Photographer
Evansville | IN | USA | Posted: 5:11 PM on 06.22.05
->> Here's some good reading material if you have a slot load optical drive on your Powerbook. Some of the information is dated back to the old iMacs but most likely still applicable to the new drives.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88275
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58566

If all else fails, I think you'll want to be calling AppleCare or heading to your local Apple Store.

This would be a better question for the Equipment Q&A... the targeted dissemination your question gets with the system SS has setup is really, really great.

--MK
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Dan Dalstra, Photographer
Hannibal | MO | USA | Posted: 11:52 AM on 06.24.05
->> I fixed it... here's what I did. When I pushed the power button, the machine would make a noise like it was trying to start, then nothing would happen. I figured out that the noise was coming from the CD/DVD drive, like it was getting hung up on something, so I flipped the machine over and beat the crap out of it. Then I flipped it back over, pushed the button, and it immediately powered up and I have had no problems since!

I love resorting to violence to solve a problem, espcecially when computers are involved!
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David Hudson, Photographer
Redondo Beach | CA | USA | Posted: 1:12 PM on 06.24.05
->> It's not violence, it's "percussion calibration". ;)
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Jason Nix, Photographer, Assistant
Auburn | Al | United States | Posted: 1:12 PM on 06.25.05
->> glad to know a Powerbook will "take a licking" and either start back up or be able to "keep on ticking".
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