Forcibly eject CD on a PowerPC-based Mac

The Apple Mac has always been a piece of equipment heavily based around design. As a result, you end up with a beautiful piece of kit, but lacking in some simple functions; one of these being an eject button on the CD drive! This guide will show you how to safely eject the CD drive using OpenFirmware when all other methods fail.


Replace iPod Classic HDD with SSD

iPod Classics are still sought after devices despite Apple having discontinued production. A common point of failure is the spinning HDD failing, but you need not throw the device away when it fails. This guide shows you how to upgrade your iPod Classic’s HDD with a newer technology SSD.