Can slot-load drives use "business card" or "mini" cds

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brhmac, May 1, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know - from experience - whether these cd-rom sizes are safe with slot-loading drives? Too afraid to try to experiment, and I don't have the patience to navigate support.apple.com.

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors G5

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  3. macrumors newbie

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    dear god! I put in a mini CD and it killed my DVD player, i actually had to replace the slot loading DVD player on my own, whatever you do, do NOT put a mini DVD in a Dv+ slot loading Imac...or Powerbook for that matter.

    But you can try to hook up a USB or Firewire CD-RW drive to work with this...
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    no. only tray loading drives will work with these cds. you will break your slot loading drive by placing this cd in. think about...how would you know it's centered? tray drives only.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    A million thanks and a million blessings to you all.

    Thanks for the prompt advice.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    Well, I've used mini CD's many times in my iMac DV SE (graphite). It's the DVD-ROM version. I've never had a problem. I know you cannot put mini CD's in PowerBooks though.
     
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    Macmaniac

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    I thought there was an adapter for playing mini-cds in slot loading macs, I'm not sure who made it though......
     
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