Mac repair shops popping champagne after 'eco-friendly' DV...

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Oh the sweet delicious irony of a greenie weenie disc chews up inside a drive.

    LOL! Is that a feature or a bug?
  3. shadowfax macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    I like how they take no responsibility for their "low environmental impact" discs. That's right you jackasses! Your failure to communicate to consumers with proper warning label on a VERY standard-looking disc caused those DVDs to be have the HIGHEST environmental impact of any DVD, ever--consumers not only throw their crap eco-DVD, but they also have to throw away their DVD PLAYERS! nice going, and glad to see you jerks trying to shift blame to someone else.
  4. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    Doesn't sound like a particularly useful disc, in fact I'll imagine most of those discs have now ended up in landfills. -1 to the greenies.
  5. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Much as I HATE when people try to do some good :rolleyes: and delight in calling them names when possible... this isn't from some environmental nonprofit, but from a commercial company. With a clearly flawed product. It is by NO stretch of the imagination an attempt at helping the environment: this is a bunch of throwaway discs sent out with a newspaper. Using the "ecodisc" product was an attempt either to lessen the impact of that waste, or to seem to do so.

    In neither case are nonprofits the source of this product. And I assume it's nonprofits who people hate and call "greenie weenies" in the hopes that we can all get back to polluting as much as possible ;)

    I'm not sure who benefits when environmental efforts run into roadblocks. But whatever that sweet delicious benefit is... enjoy it, I guess....
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    and this just goes to show a flaw in slot loaded drives. They are 2 easily jammed up by slightly out of spec DVDs and CDs.

    Personally I think this should be a wake up call to Apple and other slot loader makers to put a much wider tolerance in what type of Disk it can handle because lets face it companies are going to make disk that our out of spec and apple computers can not handle them which is going ot lead to a huge mess of problems.
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
  8. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Interesting choice of spelling and punctuation.

    A wider slot might be in order, but I generally have no problem. It's the mini CDs that are the trick.

    My Powerbook eventually decided to eat CDs. I generally had to stick a knife in there and widen the slot so they would come out on command. Even when I was cursing the drive, I would have taken it over the tray-loading style used by everyone else.
  9. BenRoethig macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Dubuque, Iowa
    drawback of slot loading drives
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    well i feel sorry for those who had a disk stuff in their Macs.
  11. noriyori macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2006
    HA! this sounds like the perfect Onion headline...
  12. shamino macrumors 68040


    Jan 7, 2004
    Purcellville, VA
    I will respectfully disagree with you there. I'd much rather have a tray-loading drive on my laptop. That would let me use 3" discs and business-card discs, both of which I find very convenient when I need to give small amounts of data to others.

    But that's a matter of personal preference. In any case, Apple should make the slot a bit wider. Car stereos use a wide slot. So does Nintendo's Wii and an old Pioneer drive I used to use in a PC. Discs never get stuck in those drives, regardless of thickness.

    Looks are all great and wonderful, but they have to take a back seat to functionality.

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