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Powerbook won't restart. DVD stuck in
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Mar 26, 2001, 12:07 PM
I have X installed on the same partition as 9.1 on a Powerbook G4. I wanted to try a DVD so I 1) inserted the DVD in the drive and 2) went to the preference control panel and under "Classic" selected the "restart in classic" option. I then shut down the machine. Since then, cannot restart at all. The disk icon appears with a ? symbol. I have tried starting while holding the Command key, as well as cmd-option-P-R to no avail... I cannot boot using the CD rom since the DVD is in the drive and there is no way to eject it. Any help???????
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Mar 26, 2001, 05:01 PM
1. Boot holding down the 'option' key
2. There is a hole somewhere on your DVD drive. Inserting a straightened paperclip will eject it. Does this apply with the Ti's?
3. Reset the Power Manager with a paperclip. Not sure where the button is on Ti's... on Pismos it was on the back near the VGA port...

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Mar 27, 2001, 01:10 AM
Uh... have you tried holding down the trackpad button while starting up? Normally, this ejects all removable media, and has done so since System 1.

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Mar 27, 2001, 02:16 AM
This is a well documented but rare problem with the Titaniums. To remove the DVD without damaging the Ti, it requires both skill and experience, both of which I have an abundance of. If you send the Titanium to me I will take care of it for you.

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Mar 27, 2001, 09:23 AM
ok, if you pay the shipping...

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