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Software disc is smaller than usual size...is it safe to insert into my imac drive to down load to my computer ? will it eject ? Thanks

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Hi Don,

  • Software install disks sometime are sent on mini disks, and should be fine to load in you disk player. Just make sure that it is centered. On most cd players there is a smaller grove in the middle just for minis. Many people don't even notice because minis are not very common in the States.

If this helps resolve your issue, would you please rate the solution. If this does not help please leave a comment giving me more information on the problem and I will try to help you further.

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