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  1. notmyspam32

    iMac G5 Superdrive eject problem

    Yep. Even held my mouth tried holding my mouth a variety of ways. I also tried forcing it to boot from the CD in hopes that it would reject it and eject it. I even left the computer turned off over night in hopes that it would forget that it didn't know it had a disk inserted and would eject it in the morning.
  2. notmyspam32

    iMac G5 Superdrive eject problem

    I'm at a loss. I have a 2 GHz PPC iMac G5 with 1GB of RAM and the Apple shipped SuperDrive (Matshita UJ-845; firmware revision DBN9). I'm running OS X 10.4.7 (8J135). I just burned a PPC Ubuntu ISO using Disk Utility to a CD-R and got a successful burn message. However, even though the After Burning "Eject Disk" option was selected, Disk Utility did not eject the CD when it was finished. Now, my iMac doesn't recognize a CD is loaded. Not with Finder, Disk Utility, nor command-line diskutil. The normal keyboard eject button won't eject the CD, nor will rebooting with mouse button depressed. Since Disk Utility doesn't recognize a disk is loaded, so it has no eject option available. There is no hardware eject button I can find (other than the one on the keyboard). I've looked at both http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58566 and http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58465 and don't see a relevant solution. I've booted to Open Freeware and tried the "eject cd" multiple times. I also reset NVRAM. I only got "ok" response to both of these. When I reboot, there is a noise from the drive as if it's trying to recalibrate, so it at least appears to sense there's a disk inserted. When booted to OF, the drive spins continuously until I reboot to Mac OS. I've seen lots of similar threads, but not one quite like this. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance...