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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop

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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop
    Hi, I want to use the Rumblepad from Logitech, but it comes with a small CD (about half the size of a regular cd) I tried popping it in already, and after a few minutes of frantically trying to pry it back out of the laptop, I've realized that simply sticking it in there won't work.

    Is there a way for a mac laptop to read these kinds of smaller CDs?

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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop
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    The small CD's will not work in a Slot Load drive like on your Mac. I would suggest either an external USB CD Reader or another system with a tray CD drive and making a copy to a normal CD.

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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbjsandwich View Post
    Is there a way for a mac laptop to read these kinds of smaller CDs?
    There are adapters out there (Google "3-inch cd adapter"), but they're not officially supported by Apple, so if it gets stuck in there even with an adapter on it, it's on you ...

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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop
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    Use Remote Disc, if you have Leopard installed go to Sharing in System Preferences and select "DVD or CD Sharing".

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307317

    You do not need to have a MacBook Air to use this feature.

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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop

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    Putting the mini CDs into a slot load Mac is easy... getting them out can sometimes result in replacing the entire optical drive, don't do it!

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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop
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    Yeah I would just go with sharing a CD drive or if you don't have access to another CD drive find a friend who can copy it onto a full size disk like someone mentioned above.
    Loving my MBP more and more everyday

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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop
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    copy the files on another computer and then burn on to a regualr cd. then insert to the superdrive.

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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop
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    I would just download them off the website...

    But do they even do Mac drivers for that gamepad?
    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/441/264&cl=us,en

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    Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop
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    Here's a little nugget I ran into while looking through a recent copy of a Mac mag (can't remember if it's Mac|Life, Macworld, or iCreate)... bottom line: if you have the Rumblepad (or virtually *any* USB pad or device) you're itching to use with a Mac, then go to http://www.usboverdrive.com/ The owner has written a program/drivers for virtually any USB device to work with a Mac. I haven't used it or bought it, as I have all the drivers for all my devices, but if you're looking for something elusive, then give that a shot, FWIW.

    Hope that helps!

    Patrick

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