I recently received a stripped down (no HD, no airport, no RAM) third-hand G4 Digital Audio (733 MHz) from a friend who wasn't sure if it worked. I installed some RAM and an old 1GB IDE HD I had lying around, and managed to get the machine to start up to the flashing question mark/system folder icon, indicating that there was no OS.
Since I have no USB keyboard at the moment, I could only plug in a mouse. I did some poking around on the 'net, and found that if I hold down the mouse button while powering up, the CD/DVD tray should open, and it did. Dusting off my 10.2.3 install box, I managed to get a bare minimum 10.2.3 system installed on the computer. (Of course, once I get to the registration screen I am still stuck since I have no keyboard.
Anyways. The machine seems to run, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to open the bloody CD/DVD tray. On the front of the unit, from top to bottom, are:
"fixed" door (probably for a zip drive at one point, but there is nothing in the bay now
Power button (circle with line in it)
Reset button (small triangle)
Programmers button (I think; it reminds me of the small button from older mac's for programmers, to send an NMI or similar).
That's it. There is no eject button anywhere on the front of the machine.
So, can someone tell me how the heck I open the door? I can't see myself holding down the mouse button and resetting every day to open the thing. Is it something that would be on the keyboard? I seem to remember one of my friends iMac keyboards having an eject button I think.