I have a new 8 core and am running Final Cut Studio and nothing else on the machine.
I have just had a crash and, when I try to restart, I just hear the fan going full blast and nothing comes upon the monitor. I'd like to run Disk Warrior and Disk Utilities, but I can't get the machine to go into a proper start up mode. It just runs the fans real fast... so I can't start from a Disk Warrior CD. Apple no longer has the little hole which allowed one to poke a pin into and open the drawer.
Can anyone suggest an emergency way of starting up?
Pressing the eject key while starting doesn't work either.
Usually, you just hold the mouse button down during start up until the drive tray opens. This is when there's a CD/DVD in there already and you want to get it out. Whether or not this will work for you with the current state of your machine I have no idea, but you may want to give it a go.