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    Mini Install cd
    Can the MBP read the mini cd's. Need to use one to install usb to serial drivers. Thx

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    Its not recommended to use mini cds in any slot loading drive unless it otherwise states. You can use an external tray CD drive.
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    It will get lodged inside the drive. I wouldn't recommend it.
    You can't find the drivers online?

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    apple specifically says not to use 'odd' sized cd's
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88275

    just go to the manufacturers website, they will probably have the drivers there

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    Once it got stuck in my iMac, and I had to get a pair of tweezers to take the CD out. It wasnt in enough for the eject button to push it out.

    I would also advise downloading the drivers from the Net.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPuter View Post
    apple specifically says not to use 'odd' sized cd's
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88275

    just go to the manufacturers website, they will probably have the drivers there
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    i found a solution because this happened to my iBook. I put the mini CD into a windows CD drive copied the files then burnt them to a bigger disc! works like a charm!
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