cd drive - quick and simple question for those who know

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mikeyz6, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. mikeyz6 macrumors newbie

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    i know regular sized DVD/CD fit inside the iMAC but how about the ones that are smaller, that you take out of a camcorder?

    i have to copy some tape (i coach football) its not my video, but i would like to copy and watch it off my mac
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Don't put the smaller discs in the drive, they will get stuck.
     
  3. mikeyz6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    damn it
     
  4. codencis macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I can swear by that, they do get stuck. I had to use tweezers to get a disc out; force eject doesn't work.
     
  5. EricT43 macrumors regular

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    I don't think you will be able to use those discs. I would recommend loading them into another computer with a horizontally mounted drive (like a PC or Windows laptop) and make a copy of those discs onto full-sized ones to use on your Mac.
     
  6. Zh2 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Do NOT under any circumstance put a none standard CD in that drive. You will end up having to pull the Mac apart to retrieve it!!! ( or worse paying some one to do so for you )

    As has been suggested - Burn a copy with a machine that has a spindle holder, onto a standard sized disk.

    Regards.

    Z
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    There are numerous threads from people who have done that and had a very difficult time getting them out. They will NOT be readable period.
     
  8. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    You could buy a cheap external DVD drive for this. One that has a tray. They go for under $50 on Amazon and Newegg. HERE is an example.
     
  9. kditty macrumors newbie

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    Would an EXT Cd Drive work here? I'm not even sure if they still make those but either that or copy from another computer to a regular sized disc. I know it sucks but you can't really complain because everyone knows slide drives dont take these, car cd players and such.

    If you only have a Mac then try to find a cheap usb ext CD-Rom, they can't cost much, if they are even available. I wish they would make up a disc for those to fit in but I doubt that will happen, is it possible for you to plug the cam corder into the Mac and read the disc?
     

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