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Monday, December 27, 2004


Will the man's evil know no end?

Was watching 'Hitler: The Rise of Evil' tonight and at the end of it, the DVD refused to to allow itself to be ejected from my Powerbook's DVD-ROM drive. I tried, for half a fuckin' hour, everything I could within limits of the hardware (short of throwing the damn thing out the window and picking up the pieces afterwards) I had and finally had to jiggle it free using a Leatherman tool.

Damn him.


  • At 1:18 AM, December 27, 2004, Blogger midnight said…

    Isn't there the mechanism where you push a pin into a hole and the disc comes out? Or do you just slot the disc in for a Powerbook?

  • At 12:14 PM, December 27, 2004, Blogger Terz said…

    Nope, no pin holes for manual ejects - it's one of those slot-in DVD-ROMs.

  • At 2:14 PM, December 27, 2004, Blogger Yuhui said…

    Actually, I'm sure there's a hole right at the extreme corner of the drive for you to stick a pin in. The hole might be covered up, so you have to poke and prod. The manual might show you where it is too.

    The other method is to reboot to the command line and fiddle from there, but I'm not sure of the procedure.

  • At 10:59 AM, December 28, 2004, Blogger NARDAC said…

    He knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sakes!!!

    santa got you good!


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