Hello people - I found this forum through google, and I am hoping you all can help me.
Yesterday, I came back to my computer, and it would not wake from screen saver mode no mater what I did. so, I restarted the computer, and now it will not start.
When I turn it on, it makes the apple 'hurrah' type sound that it does when it is starting up. Then, it goes to the white screen with the grey apple icon.... and just doesnt go past this screen at all.
I've tried rebooting, removing the battery, unplugging every, pluging things back in, unplugging them again, holding the power button down when the battery is not in... yadda yadda.
I'd try to boot from disks, but there is a disc stuck in my drive. I've tried ejecting it by holding down the trackpad, but nada. I have the 1.33 ghz 12 inch model so I don't have that emergency eject hole. I tried to follow these instructions on the apple site: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449#faq10 however, I can't locate the keyboard latches. Am I retarded? please say that I am and that there is an easy fix for this. My local Mac repair shop (Mac Station) is run by a bunch of jerks who did nothing when I last took my powerbook in with concerns. they pretty much made fun of me. I really do not want to go back there if I can help it.
I also can't afford a new computer right now... and really want some of my data from the last 2 months (yeah... i know... havent backed up for 2 months... ugg)
please help me!