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    powermac g5 - disk drive slot wont open
    thanks in advance - how can i manually get the disk drive slot open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by finwicke View Post
    thanks in advance - how can i manually get the disk drive slot open?
    Have you tried:

    - Pushing the keyboard button with the underlined triangle on it? It's usually located above the Delete key…or on the upper row of the number input area.
    - Restart the computer…and while it's rebooting…press & hold down the mouse button until the tray opens.

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    thanks - but
    i should have mentioned the computer doesnt recognize any keyboard/mouse activity.

    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Have you tried:

    - Pushing the keyboard button with the underlined triangle on it? It's usually located above the Delete key…or on the upper row of the number input area.
    - Restart the computer…and while it's rebooting…press & hold down the mouse button until the tray opens.

    - Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by finwicke View Post
    i should have mentioned the computer doesnt recognize any keyboard/mouse activity.
    What does work on this thing? So far:

    - no mouse
    - no keyboard
    - no CD drive

    Does the computer even work??

    - Nick
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    well it was working fine - but i turned it on one morning and all i got was a very loud whining sound - blank screen - and the little light in front blinks???
    thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    What does work on this thing? So far:

    - no mouse
    - no keyboard
    - no CD drive

    Does the computer even work??

    - Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by finwicke View Post
    well it was working fine - but i turned it on one morning and all i got was a very loud whining sound - blank screen - and the little light in front blinks???
    thanks!
    The "blinks" will be in a pattern. They will usually blink 1 to 5 times…then repeat. Let us know what blinking pattern you have.

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    blinks
    the light stays on continually, and blinks brightly every 5 seconds.
    the loud whining noise starts after about 3-4 minutes and gets LOUD.
    thank you so much for your help -
    geoff

    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    The "blinks" will be in a pattern. They will usually blink 1 to 5 times…then repeat. Let us know what blinking pattern you have.

    - Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by finwicke View Post
    the light stays on continually, and blinks brightly every 5 seconds.
    Yes…the light will blink continuously…but it will blink continuously in a set pattern. You need to tell us the pattern…so we can investigate the correct are (detrained by the blinking pattern). We cannot see your computer…so you must tell us.

    The pattern is usually 1 to 5 blinks in a faster cadence…then there will be a short pause…and then the pattern will repeat.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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