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  • James E. Bailey Level 1 Level 1
    Wow, if only that were the extent of my problems
  • SoCalMacDude Level 1 Level 1
    In order to eject the disk, have you tried the old floppy trick? As soon as you turn on the power, hold down the mouse button. Keep it held down until the disk ejects.
    Hope it works for you!

      Mac OS X (10.3.9)  
  • James E. Bailey Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks, I tried it. It didn't work.

    iMac, Powerbook G3   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • Henry G4 Level 4 Level 4
    Is it a PowerPC or Intel Mac?
    If it's PPC, you can try to boot into Open Firmware. As soon as you hear the chime, press and hols Coomand-Option-O-F. Once in Open Firmware type:

    eject cd

    if the disc is ejected, then:


    to try to boot into OS X.

    Good Luck.

    MacMini G4 1.25GHz 1GB   Mac OS X (10.4.9)  
  • James E. Bailey Level 1 Level 1
    I'm on intel, and to be clear, I'm pretty sure the problem is localised to the intel core duo machines. Of all the people I've seen with the hanging boot problem, they've all been older intel machines.

    And none of the keyboard commands are working for me.
  • Alexander Santos Level 2 Level 2
    In terms of the CD or DVD being stuck. Normally when rebooting you can hold down the mouse button, more specifically the left mouse button while restarting to eject media.
  • toddster1963 Level 1 Level 1
    I had THE problem on my MacBook 2.0 Duo... gray screen, won't boot... I thankfully mirror-backup my hard drive with SuperDuper every week. So I erased my internal hard drive and then copied my backuped drive onto it. Back to 10.4.8 and problem solved...

    I've never had anything like this happen in 20 years of being a Mac user. What truly concerns me the most is the fact the Apple moderators are deleting threads about these 10.4.9 Updater problems off of these boards! I've never been so shocked in my life as to see that...

    I've been a Mac user for 20 years, and I really, truly thought Apple cared. I guess they are so busy with the iPhone, they just don't care...

    Really, I am speechless and shocked over this... Very upsetting...

    MacBook 2.0 GHz   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   1 Gig RAM, SuperDrive °º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø Mac User for 22 years--Since the 128k
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