I had a similar prob once - boot into open firmware - hold down
command-option-O-F at startup, once you get a prompt - I think I just
typed eject, and out it came........
In article <meow-D4D975.19304624072003otis.netspace.net.au>, Cat
> Hi all
> A friend's "helpful" son interupted a system update to play some games;
> now the machine doesn't start up. It shows a flashing foler icon and a
> question mark. All the Apple docs on their support site tell me to start
> fixing this by starting up from the OS X Install CD, and suggest I can
> get the CD into the iMac by starting it up with the mouse button down -
> this is supposed to open the CD drive. It doesn't.
> Can anyone suggest how I can get the CD drive to open?