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  1. #1
    hlucas69
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    G4 won't eject CD
    My G4 tower won't eject a CD.

    My girlfriend handed me an audio CD-R that I was going to copy some AIF files onto. Without either of us realizing it, the CD-R was not blank.

    I recorded on it using Toast, but the result was I now have two CD icons on my desktop. One simply says "Audio CD". The other says "X-MAS IS PAST" (the name of the target CD).

    When I eject either of these, the G4 gets hung up. The icon just keeps spinning.

    When I force quit the finder, it relaunches and CD icons aren't there, but the CD is in the driver and it won't eject.

    If I try to shut down the computer, everything on the desktop disappears and I am left with only the cursor, but the G4 refuses to shut down.

    If I reboot, the G4 does so, but the same two CD icons appear on the desktop.

    If I play the "Audio CD" in iTunes, it plays fine.

    If I press the eject button on the CD driver (a Pioneer superdrive, by the way), nothing happens.

    Aaaahhhhh!

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Oh yeah, if I simply unplug the computer, after I reboot the two CD icons appear on the desktop again.

    Reg

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    Click Finder. Look for *mounted drives* and click the EJECT symbol

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    hlucas69
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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    Click Finder. Look for *mounted drives* and click the EJECT symbol
    This results in the icon disappearing from the desktop, but the CD stays in the drive.

    I guess I need to know of a mechanical way of getting that CD out of the drive.

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    Hold down the mouse button when starting up. It *should* eject.

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    hlucas69
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
    Hold down the mouse button when starting up. It *should* eject.
    Absolute Zero. Thank you, that worked. My girlfriend and I are staying together.

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    PMJx2
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    This happened to me once , but the Cd would come out a tiny bit, then go back in. I had to ccatch the cd and yank it out. I think it had to do something with the drive or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hlucas69
    Absolute Zero. Thank you, that worked. My girlfriend and I are staying together.
    Awesome! Take care, bud!

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