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PSA: the limit of a MacMini's ripping power [Mar. 3rd, 2008|07:34 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Apparently 90 is the approximate number of CDs one can rip before the MacMini's internal drive dies.

Sad.
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2008-03-04 03:57 am (UTC)
Uh wow... How old is it? 90 CDs does *not* seem like very many to me at all.
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2008-03-04 04:25 am (UTC)
Wow. That's lame.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-03-04 04:32 am (UTC)
no.. "lame" is what you use to encode them to mp3. har har har.

applecare? if not just ditch the drive and buy yourself a cheap external and pick up from there.
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[User Picture]From: feignedapathy
2008-03-04 04:29 am (UTC)
That sucks. I worked for some music software company for a while, and we all had Mac Minis. All of the dev was done against them, including ripping tests, and we all know how testing goes. Oddly, the only Mini that died was the one that belonged to the store manager guy, who never used it.
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2008-03-04 04:35 am (UTC)
Ah, I see - your drive's RIAA self-destruct mechanism was fully functional.
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[User Picture]From: sillyape
2008-03-04 06:24 am (UTC)
I've probably got a working SuperDrive or at least a ComboDrive from a Powerbook laying around if you want it. The swap isn't that hard on the Mini, just need a small Phillips (not Lisa lol) and a putty knife. Lemme know.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-03-04 06:25 pm (UTC)
Is it the same drive type? I'd gladly take it if you don't need it.

I've opened my MacMini before to upgrade its memory.
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[User Picture]From: askbjoernhansen
2008-03-04 07:09 am (UTC)
Glad that only applies to CDs and not to DVDs or the "extended Netflix Queue system" wouldn't work so well. :-)

Is it still on warranty? Annoying that they can't figure out to put out an updated Mini with at least 801.11n. Well, that's all really. Just add 801.11n already!

- ask
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[User Picture]From: foobarbazbax
2008-03-04 08:05 am (UTC)
PSA == Piece of Shit Alert
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