PowerPC-based Macintosh: How to eject a disc when other options don't work
On a PowerPC-based Macintosh (but not an Intel-based Macintosh), you may use Open Firmware to eject a CD or DVD disc when normal methods for ejecting it have not been successful.
To eject a disc with Open Firmware commands, follow these steps:
- Restart the computer.
- Immediately after the startup sound, press and hold the key combination Command-Option-O-F.
Note: The Command key has the Apple and () icons on it.
- Release the keys when you see a white screen that says "Welcome to Open Firmware."
- At the prompt, type: eject cd
- Press Return, then wait a few seconds. The disc drive should eject any disc that is present, and "ok" appears behind your command when the action is complete.
- Type: mac-boot
- Press Return.
Your computer should now start up normally.