can i insert Mini DVD-RW on Imac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FrenzyBanana, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. FrenzyBanana macrumors regular

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    i have this Digicam that use Mini dvd-Rw to Record
    and i want to transfer the videos to mac and edit it
    is't safe?

    im scared to try
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Only full sized media, if you read the manual that came with the iMac -- it says not to do it.

    Slot loading drives tend to choke and die on mini/odd shaped media.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Don't insert the mini DVD, it will get stuck. If you need to use it, get an external DVD-ROM drive.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  6. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    You could do it and let us know what happens, but I think the result will not be what you want.
     
  7. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Depends on the slot loading drive. The slot loading iMac G3's could take Mini CD's and DVD's just fine. However, the new iMacs can NOT.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Putting a mini-DVD into a current iMac will wreck the drive; don't even try it. You can only do it with a TRAY loading drive. OOPS
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Er... tray-loading, you mean? :D
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    murmph..of course tray loading. I was out walking in the snow and it obviously fried my brain.
     

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