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Mini DVD image

Can I use this on a MacBook Pro (aluminium unibody from 2010)?

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+1 Good question. I looked at some photos, and it is one of those DVD drives that sucks in the media, right? I have never tried putting a min-cd in one of those. –  KCotreau Jul 14 '11 at 23:08
    
I do not recommend it. I initially thought I could because the hardware I purchased was for a MacBook Pro, but it's software drivers were on a MiniCD. LAME! –  kobaltz Jul 14 '11 at 23:17
    
@KCotreau: Exaclty. I have some blank here I found. –  Somebody still uses you MS-DOS Jul 15 '11 at 2:02
    
My initial thought was "I would not do it", so as the other guys said, who actually have tried, don't. –  KCotreau Jul 15 '11 at 2:03
    
No, ...encrypted.google.com/… –  Moab Jul 15 '11 at 2:57
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I do not recommend it. I've tried and failed at such a task. I ended up purchasing an external tray DVD drive.

You can also find 'brackets' that will convert the mini disc into a full size. Don't go down that road either.

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short answer would be to use an external drive –  dvhh Jul 14 '11 at 23:39
    
@kobaltz: What you mean by "failed"? Did you lost the cd inside the mac? –  Somebody still uses you MS-DOS Jul 15 '11 at 2:13
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Lost sort of implies not being able to find. I was able to find, but was no easy feat. I turned off the laptop and held it vertically. With a few gentle shakes, the MiniCD fell out. And if by gentle, I mean if my laptop were a child, I'd be in jail for abuse. –  kobaltz Jul 15 '11 at 2:17
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No, you cannot. From http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2801:

The slot loading drives used in Apple portable computers work with only standard 120 mm round discs.

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Also: Apple’s HT2446: Using nonstandard or irregular sized discs in optical drives (the now common internal, “slot loading” drives do not support non-standard shapes/sizes, but certain “flat carrier tray” drives do support them). –  Chris Johnsen Jul 15 '11 at 3:36
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