Inserting mini CD in iBook slot drive.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by fBaran, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. fBaran macrumors regular

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    Has any one done this? Can it get stuck in there?
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Yes,and don't do it.It will not play in a slot drive.
     
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Read the manual. It'll most likely trash your drive.
     
  4. fBaran thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Chimera macrumors 6502

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    You can't put and mini cds or business card cds in a slot load drive, i'm almost certain of that, they will go in but won't come out! So yes they do get stuck, it's just an inherant problem with slot load drives i'm afraid.
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    However...

    Apple supports 3" Discs in the original TiBooks only.

    Only use odd shaped disks in tray system (Why the PowerMac will never be slot loading.)

    Places like Fry's Electronics, Tiger Direct, and CDW sell "wrappers" for 3" discs, and even for the odd shaped discs so you can use them in slot loaders (including your car). I'd definately look into them.

    BTW: The slot-loading vs 3" CD issue is what forced AOL to go back to 5" CDs 6 years ago. A class-action suit was brought against AOL for sending the 3" discs and people with slot loading drives (Read: mostly Compaq Users) stuck them in their drives, and got stuck, forcing repairs.

    TEG
     
  7. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    i know a local computer store here has a post next to the mini disk saying


    "do not insert into slot loading drives(aka:apple)"
     

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