Need to force CD/DVD drawer open on G4 flat panel iMac

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Anybody know how to "force-open" the CD drawer on a flat panel iMac (G4 hemispherical base)? This one has a quirk - the eject button won't open the CD drawer until the OS has completely loaded. I just used software upgrade to update some apps and on restart, all I get is the spinning gear. I need to startup from the system CD, but I can't get the drawer open to insert it. Any ideas?
Hello and Welcome to Apple
You'll have to use the Open
Firmware method that a brody links to in his post
The manual button to open the drive is
hidden on the iMac G4 and so not an option.
Since I'm getting a blank blue screen, Open Firmware is not an option. Any other ideas?
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