Urgent Help Can't get cd to eject....

Discussion in 'hardware' started by ateam, Oct 25, 2008.

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  1. ateam

    ateam Registered Member

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    Hi ....

    I am in the process of loading xp using a bootcamp partition everything was going ok until I needed to eject the XP cd and I can't get it to eject...so the damn thing just keeps booting from the cd and going through the install motions again and again...I cant boot to my mac installation cos it just goes straight to the XP disc in my mac frustrated to say the least any advice would be great....

    thanks in anticipation...

    Nick
     
  2. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    There should be a small hole located somewhere on the front if the drive. Take the end of a straightened paper clip and push gently but firmly into the hole. This should manually open the door.

    You could always change the boot order in the BIOS as well.

    Both of course are only temporary solutions. Sounds like it is time for a new drive.
     
  3. ateam

    ateam Registered Member

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    Thanks for the fast reply but I have an imac and there is no small hole anywhere .... :(

    Nick
     
  4. BlueZannetti

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    Apple seems to think there is, see here.

    Blue
     
  5. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    Sorry, have not finished my first cup of coffee this AM and missed the reference to MAC. Seems BlueZannetti has you covered.....at least according to MAC.
    Have no idea if the BIOS suggestion even relates. :rolleyes:
     
  6. ateam

    ateam Registered Member

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    Thanks guys got it out panic set in a bit then....

    thanks again...

    Nick
     
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