View Full Version : Mac G4 cd rom opening on startup

black painter
4th April 2009, 10:19 AM
Hi all,
Last night I pulled my old 1999 G4 out of retirement to look at using it as a email and web server. When I powered it up the cd rom door opened without any command to. I have checked the eject on the bay front, but nothing there. I am have to use a ibm keyboard (mac one on loan) and the cmos battery is dead (not bad for nearly ten years). Any thoughts :laughing:

4th April 2009, 10:16 PM
Replace the PRAM battery and reset PRAM; I recall having a similarly posessed G4 that did the same a while back. After a while it all went back to normal ... but I think the CD ROM was also crapping out. Also check master/slave settings on the devices to make sure they're correct.