1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 14, 2008 8:49 AM by Baby Boomer (USofA)
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I recently upgraded to Leopard using "Archive and Install." The installation completed successfully, and it asked me to restart the computer. When it was restarting, the Apple logo came up and it automatically cut back off and started restarting again on its own. Well, now the computer won't even boot. No startup chime, no noises so that I know anything's happening.

The problem is I have the Leopard DVD stuck in there, and I can't get it out. The mouse click doesn't work neither does the eject button. I think it's because the operating system won't even load. Just a black screen. Is there anything I can do to get the DVD out?

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5)
Reply by Baby Boomer (USofA) on Nov 14, 2008 8:49 AM Helpful

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58566 iMac (Slot Loading): Troubleshooting CD/DVD Eject Failures

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106752 Macintosh: How to Eject a Disc When Other Options Do Not Work

Launch Disk Utility (Finder>Go>Utilities), select the ‘stuck disc’ in the volume list on the left & then either click the "Eject Button, Press Command+E or choose File>Eject Disk.

Open the Terminal application in your Utilities folder. At the Terminal prompt enter or paste the following command:

drutil eject

Also check out the following thread:

Yet Another CD Can't Eject - All posted methods tried

Good luck!

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