I have a "small" DVD; can iput it in my macbook?

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  1. ljump12 macrumors 6502

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    its out of a camera; about 3" wide... im afraid to put it in thinking ill never get it back; Damn dvd drive on the macs!!!

    But will it work?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    No!!!

    Never ever put anything but regular sized CD/DVDs into a slot loaded drive. Best case scenario, you need a service provider to get it out, worst case, you destroy the drive...

    Using nonstandard discs in optical drives
     
  3. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    No. Do not put that disk in your Macbook, as it will likely ruin the drive.
     
  4. whocares macrumors 65816

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    It we be swallowed up to never be seen again. You need to find a tray-loading drive. ;)
     
  5. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    It'll probably get stuck if you put it in. Don't do it.
     
  6. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Probably not. But if it does get stuck, if memory serves I think there is a small button inside the slot-loading disk drive to eject it manually-I was going to use it on the Mac OS X install disk when I Boot Camp-ed (they damn eject key wouldnt work in Windows :mad: ). If not then just take it to your local Apple Store-they'll get it out for you.
     
  7. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Slightly off topic. The Nintendo Wii uses a full-size, slot loading drive that takes full sized DVD's. However, it also accepts GameCube disks, which are mini-DVD's. How will Nintendo manage that? And why can't Apple do the same?
     
  8. 7on macrumors 601

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    nintendo must have found out how to do it. Keep in mind that Apple uses industry standard stuff so their drives are spec'd to philips or whatever. Nintendo probably invented something proprietary that only works with their disks.

    You can buy a loader which is a black ring that the mini-DVD will fit into and let it work in slots. Wouldn't work vertically, but if you can find one then you can try it.
     
  9. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    No!!

    DAMN people who actually use mini dvds...
     

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