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Well, my 17" (1.33) powerbook will NOT eject a disk for the life of me. It doesnt show it mounted up on the desktop either, so hitting and holding the eject button does nothing.

How am i supposed to get it out of there, since it's a slot loaded system,and there's no "pin hole" like a disk drive to open it up.

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Well, my 17" (1.33) powerbook will NOT eject a disk for the life of me. It doesnt show it mounted up on the desktop either, so hitting and holding the eject button does nothing.

How am i supposed to get it out of there, since it's a slot loaded system,and there's no "pin hole" like a disk drive to open it up.

thanks neye:
this should help

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88068


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holding down the trackpad button during starup should also eject the disk.


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if none of the above works try

Resetting PowerBook and iBook Power Management Unit (PMU)

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449

if none of my posts help you are stuck takin in your computer to apple and having them look at it..

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will resetting the PMU really work? none of the other options did.

why would the PMU affect the disk eject?
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will resetting the PMU really work? none of the other options did.

why would the PMU affect the disk eject?
I have no clue if it will work. But its suggest by apple as the last step to take to get a disk ejected before you send it in.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88275

its towards the bottom of the link above under "The drive doesn't eject discs"

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well, that worked . I noticed my drive was starting to have trouble ejecting discs.. now it came out good as new. Maybe it just needed to be reset?

I also noticed, i have MUCH more available memory on my RAM now as well.

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well, that worked . I noticed my drive was starting to have trouble ejecting discs.. now it came out good as new. Maybe it just needed to be reset?

I also noticed, i have MUCH more available memory on my RAM now as well.

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