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CD problems
Authored by: bakalite on Mar 08, '06 10:12:17AM

There is a long history of problems with leaving CD's in the drive across a reboot. I don't remember too many issues under os x, but under 9 (and earlier) there were quite a few "problem CD's". If you left these in the drive, the mac just wouldn't boot.

In general, I think it's a good idea not to leave a CD in the drive. It can be hard to get it out if you can't boot (on some models), and if the CD prevents you from booting in the first place...



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CD problems
Authored by: ij00mini on Mar 08, '06 10:28:10AM

On my old iMac G3, Apple told me to always leave a CD in the drive, otherwise problems would arise. I remember the CD tray vibrating and whatnot.



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CD problems
Authored by: ghay on Mar 08, '06 12:37:10PM

Hold down the mouse button during a reboot - it will spit out the disk.

failing that hold down command-option-o-f and at the prompt type "eject cd" press return, remove disk and type "mac-boot" and press return.

that should cover most macs.



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