1899 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2010 10:27 AM by mywildstove
Disconnect all devices from your computer.
See the following KB Articles:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2801 Apple Portables: Troubleshooting the slot load optical disc drive
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106752 Macintosh Non Intel: How to Eject a Disc When Other Options Do Not Work
After the DVD is removed, boot from your Install DVD & use the *Repair Disk* option.
Repairing your disk from the Tiger or Leopard DVD
Boot up from your Tiger or Leopard Install DVD while holding down the "c" key.
Select the language you wish to use, and then choose *"Disk Utility"* from the menu bar.
Your HD should appear in a panel on the left hand side of the window which opens. Select it and then click on the +"repair disk"+ button in the right hand section of the window.
Once this process has been completed restart your computer.
I reset the PMU as the 1st link suggested, followed the next steps, and it still wouldn't eject the DVD
I went into firmware as the 2nd link suggested and typed the command and it still wouldn't eject the DVD.
i can hear it spinning for about 30 seconds when the computer starts up.
Is the only remaining option to open the computer up and physically take it out?
Did you also try the following (from the 1st link)?
+"If the disc will still not eject, holding down the trackpad or mouse button after restarting the computer should also eject a disc."+
"Is the only remaining option to open the computer up and physically take it out?"
You can take the comp to your local Apple Store or an AASP for them to remove the DVD. Otherwise, for DIY instructions, check out iFixit and also search YouTube for Powerbook “How To” tutorials.