Dumb Question - Can small 3" DVD go in Imac?

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  1. teresamc1 macrumors newbie

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    Very brand new to Mac, and wasnt sure whether it was safe to insert the small 3" dvd from camcorder into the Imac DVD drive? If so, do I just stick it in?
    Thanks in advance,
    mac Gumby
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Heck, no! This isn't a Wii. Don't try, either; you'll blow your SuperDrive.
     
  3. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    I've never tried it, but i kno that apple highly advise NOT to insert anyhting other than the normal sized CD's/DVD's into their superdrives as anything else could get stuck in there.

    Personally i wouldn't risk it
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    no no no no no no no!!!!

    do not try it! The small DVDs only work with trey loading drives. One in your iMac will wreck the drive.
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    If you must use the 3" DVDs with your iMac you will need a tray loading external drive. Here's one for $50.
     
  6. teresamc1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THanks!!!

    Thank you all for replying, I'm so glad I asked y'all first!!
    Second question - where can i read up on all these things i have to know about the mac? I have mac for dummies, but it doesnt say anything about basic stuff about not loading 3" dvds? I need a very very very basic guide, guess a 'dummy' knows a lot more than i do about macs!

    Thanks again so much for your replies, sure appreciate it.
     
  7. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    The manuals that come with it are basic, but some helpful tips in it. I think it does talk about the 3" cd/dvd's in there..
     
  8. *old-guy* macrumors regular

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    OK, I'm confused again....... Please bear with me for a minute.

    Here is the original post in all its glory ...

    Very brand new to Mac, and wasnt sure whether it was safe to insert the small 3" dvd from camcorder into the Imac DVD drive? If so, do I just stick it in?
    Thanks in advance,
    mac Gumby


    What has confused me is how you guys knew that it wasn't a G4 iMac with a flat, tray loading DVD drive?
    Just being nosy, lol
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Probability theory gives a greater chance of it being slot load, given that only the G4 and earliest G3s were tray.

    And from his "very new" comment, we can further deduce that the probability of him having bought a new (for him) used tray load iMac is even more slim.

    5th dimensional logic is fun. :cool:
     

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