View Full Version : Slot load not ejecting

1st June 2006, 03:20 AM
Now the story is that my friend wanted me to hear some music ona CD, so he put it in the CD Drive, which is slot load. He waited and nothing came up, went to My Computer and the CD Icon wasn't there. It doesn't show up unless it finds a CD in the drive. So I pressed FN + F12/Eject and nothing happened. I rebooted, pressed that, nothing happened. Rebooted, and held down the mouse button, nothing happened. Went into OpenFirmware, typed eject cd and it said can't OPEN or EJECT device.

Is there another way, or an emergency/force eject? When I boot up, I can hear the drive spin. I hate to think the drive is bad, because tomorrow I am supposed to order Mac OSX Tiger.

1st June 2006, 01:50 PM
have you tried using the 'eject' command from a command line.

Maybe something like

umount /dev/cdrom
eject /dev/cdrom
of course, you'll need to specify the correct device if it is other than /dev/cdrom.


1st June 2006, 02:53 PM
It seems to be a problem with most ppc distros out there. Just create a launcher which you can stick on your taskbar with the eject command in it. (I think the eject command automatically unmounts the media aswell)