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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
    So just got the iMac... SWEET it is.

    I was just curious if a 3.5 inch disc will go into the Superdrive or will it just get stuck. I don't really want to try it and then get it stuck.

    That would just suck.

    So if anyone has either tried it or knows if it will work, either respond on this or hit me with a PM.

    Thanks

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    By 3.5 inch disc, I'm going to assume you mean a floppy disk.

    If so, no. No it won't.

    Standard size/shape CDs/DVDs only.
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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    I actually mean the 3.5 inch dvd that goes in my camcorder...

    Jeez do you think I am that dumb...?

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac

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    well.... you didn't really specify that........

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    Ahhhh ok then... now that it is specified... Anyone know?

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaChunks View Post
    I actually mean the 3.5 inch dvd that goes in my camcorder...

    Jeez do you think I am that dumb...?
    Stranger things have happened than someone shoving a floppy into an optical drive. (Saw the exact opposite back in middle school. CD-ROM in a 5.25" Floppy Drive).

    AAAAAnyway, no, it'll just get stuck. It's not designed like the Wii that can take the mini discs. You have to use full size DVDs.
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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    No, do not use the small DVDs in the superdrive. It has been well documented that they do not work and will get stuck.

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek McNelly View Post
    Stranger things have happened than someone shoving a floppy into an optical drive. (Saw the exact opposite back in middle school. CD-ROM in a 5.25" Floppy Drive).

    AAAAAnyway, no, it'll just get stuck. It's not designed like the Wii that can take the mini discs. You have to use full size DVDs.
    Can't he glue on the disc to an normal CD/DVD?
    Just a thought

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by billydilly View Post
    Can't he glue on the disc to an normal CD/DVD?
    Just a thought
    no, because it would make the disk to thick.

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac

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    how about cutting a hole in the CD/DVD then putting the disc in it

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    Thanks guys.

    Good idea Billy, but I would rather not go and cut holes and glue... Doesn't sound too easy...

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac

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    I HAVE GOT IT!!!

    I think

    All you need is an external DVD drive which wont be sideways because your built in iMac drive is sideways.

    UNLESS you can plug your camera cored in to the mac

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    It is not going to work. Most slot loading drives will not load the size you are refering to. You need to get an external tray loading drive or you need to copy it to a full sized DVD. Don't listen to the people telling you to cut up DVDs or tape or glue things. They are just going to break your mac.

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac
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    Quote Originally Posted by billydilly View Post
    how about cutting a hole in the CD/DVD then putting the disc in it
    You aren't one of the software engineers who worked on Vista by any chance are you?

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    3.5 inch disc in the iMac

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    Quote Originally Posted by shfle View Post
    You aren't one of the software engineers who worked on Vista by any chance are you?
    Nope I hate Vista (my sister has it) I don't have a job.
    So no I didn't work on Vista.

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