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MacBook Pro - Inserting a small CD into a MAC laptop


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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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!

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