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Eject any disc even if system cannot boot
Authored by: DeminJanu on May 24, '09 11:25:20AM

I concur - holding the eject key down (on the keyboard) before powering on, and continuing to hold until it ejects, has always worked for me.
I used this on my old G3 & G4 (~5 or 6 years ago) up to my current MiniMac 1.66 Core Duo & MacBook Pro 2.16 Core Duo, so it looks like it's worked for a while.

(not more paper-clip in the teeny hole, as I used to do on my Centris & Quadra!)

Thanks for posting a new method!
(btw, did you know that you can use your IR remote to active the OS switcher? Hold "Menu" on the remote control during boot to bring up the OS switching screen. This saved me when my keyboard was half-dead and the comp was booting into a broken Windoze install!)



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Eject any disc even if system cannot boot
Authored by: MSG Iwan on May 25, '09 11:56:35AM

That is a brilliant tip, probably not a very known one !

I've searched on Mac OS X Hints.com but came out blank... You should submit it.

thx again !

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