Mini DVDs work in slot drives?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Slrman, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Slrman macrumors member

    Slrman

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    I have an iMac with the slot drive. Will it correctly load, read, and eject the mini DVDs? Sometimes software like with joysticks come on mini DVDs. I'm hesitant to put one in the slot drive when I don't really know if it will work.
     
  2. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    NO!!!
     
  3. xlii macrumors 68000

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    You need to use a drive with a draw on it. If you put a mini in a slot drive it will be the last time you do that.
     
  4. Slrman thread starter macrumors member

    Slrman

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    Thanks, that's what I suspected, but sometimes those Apple engineers are even more clever than we thought. :)

    I have another computer with a drawer drive and I just put the mini in there and copy it to a thumb drive.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I don't recall exactly where, but Apple does warn you NOT to put mini discs in the slot drives. The warranty doesn't cover it either.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    But if you go the Apple Store, they usually will help you remove it. That said, don't use 8cm disks.
     
  7. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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    Shame as the Nintendo Wii slot load drive accepts 8 cm discs (gamecube games) so drives that can are out there (and cheap).
     

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