[HM] Re: Dual PMac boot problem

Thom Holland tholland at san.rr.com
Sat Nov 8 09:34:35 PST 2003


I cannot get the CD tray to come out.  I have found the hole in the 
front to insert the paper clip into, but it does not pop out.  On all 
the other Macs that I have owned, it was very easy to do this.  But when 
I push in the paper clip, it just comes to a stop.  It feels like I am 
pressing up against a wall or something.

On the key board there is a key to eject the CD, but it never boots far 
enough to use that key.  Are there any other key commands that force 
open the CD tray?


Jack Honeycutt wrote:
> At 06:17 AM 11/8/2003, you wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I purchased a used Dual PMac G4 and a new 20" Cinema Display.  I 
>> booted it last night and everything seemed fine.  I did a software 
>> update and then opened Safari.  While surfing the web, the Mac froze.  
>> I powered off by holding the power button for 5 seconds.  Now it will 
>> not boot.  I get 1 of three things.  Mostly i get a white screen with 
>> the Apple logo, and a spinning wheel, or a blank screen and the fan 
>> kicks into high gear, or worse, I get text saying something about 
>> processor 1 having an error.  Anyone have any suggestions?  Help!!!
>> Thom Holland
> Boot to the original OS disk that came with the Mac and run the disk 
> utility that came on the CD.  Run disk permissions and disk repair and 
> then see if the Mac will boot OK.
> jack
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