3" CDs and Powerbooks

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  1. djbombjack macrumors member

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    Anyone know if it's possible to insert 3" CDs into a 12" Powerbook, for both reading/burning purposes?

    I'm a little concerned that if I push it in I won't see it again...
     
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Ha! You're a smart son of a gun for asking before doing...

    If you inserted ANY mini-disk into that slot-loading disk drive, not only would you not see your disk again (unless you sold a few fingers for three digits), but your Powerbook might end up having SERIOUS issues, such as the optical drive being permanently damaged and requiring a very expensive replacement. I guarentee you that s*** is not covered in AppleCare/under warranty.

    If you want the content off the disk, find a computer with specifically a tray-loading drive, then burn/network the data to your Powerbook.
     
  3. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

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    As it says either in the manual or online only standard 12cm round CD's can be used in slot loading drives. If you want to read or burn irregular ones you need a tray loading drive.
     
  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    While I agree the PowerBook cannot take a 3" CD, my slot-loading iMac handles them just fine.
     
  5. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    That's interesting...

    The manual specifically warns that inserting anything other than standard 12cm CDs may damage the drive. It will also destroy your warranty. Read: it may work but you're screwed if it doesn't. I certainly wouldn't put anything in my mine...
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Wow, that's news. I haven't seen 12" storage media of any kind for a long time now....
    ;)
     
  7. slipper macrumors 68000

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    i tried it at my univeristy once on a slot loading imac and oops....

    no im not revealing my identity and my university.
     
  8. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    Oops! I guess I'm not used to all your non-metric units! I've edited my post!
     
  9. OutThere macrumors 603

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  10. djbombjack thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I just went out and got that adapter and it did the job.

    I forgot they made those things...
     

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