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Mistrimeat 11-19-2004 03:20 PM

Cant boot, cant eject CD..HELP!
 
Hey guys - I searched for a while but couldnt find the answer.

I have a G4 tower running 10.3

I changed my Startup Disk to boot into 9.2, and it crashed (froze) just after restarting. Upon rebooting a second time, I get the "cant find a system folder" blinking icon thing (System Folder with a flashing question mark).

Now I could fix the problem if I could just get my OS X CD in there, but the CD drive wont eject. I have an aftermarket keyboard with no eject button and the drive itself has no buttons. There is a CD in the drive already and it just spins constantly during all this.

Is there a key sequence or some reset button somewhere I can hit that'll magically eject it?

Any help appreciated!

Wapa18 11-19-2004 04:05 PM

reboot and hold down the mouse button. this will eject the cd.

Mistrimeat 11-19-2004 04:34 PM

Arg, I knew it was going to be something painfully simple like that.

Thanks!

Macman 11-19-2004 04:45 PM

or, hold down x while starting up to boot into os x.


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