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Nebraska managed to get through a Wednesday evening without sounding the tornado sirens, so I was left to make my own disasters.

Went to Best Buy and got Spore Creature Making Thingie, and one of those doodads that lets your digital camera's card talk to your computer...um...card reader! Yeah. Card reader was in a bulletproof clamshell that took toolage to open. The package yielded up the reader, instructions, and a 90s-style mini CD with drivers.

Got the reader plugged in what was supposed to be the correct hole, but no joy. "If it doesn't, like, work when you do that?" said the instruction book, "Put the CD in your disk drive and it'll totes set you up." So I put the CD in the drive, but the bit of the drive that holds the CD -- you know, the cup holder -- apparently isn't designed to hold a disk that small. When I shut the drawer, the disk crawled up into the back of the drive and wedged there.

Now the drive opens halfway, gets cross, and shuts on its own. It can't be pulled open any further. The mini disk is nowhere to be seen.

I fear I may have to open up the box to get it out.

The card reader, of course, spontaneously started working perfectly well on its own, and is pretty neat, really. No idea what Spore Creature Doodad is like.

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annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 19th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC) (linkage)
http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Arts-15864-Creature-Creator/dp/B0017KWJ56/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1213888256&sr=8-1

"Doodad" is of course a technical term.

It'll be okay. I just need to find the little screwdriver.

And remember to unplug the thing before going in.
cybertardis From: cybertardis Date: June 19th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Have fun taking a CD-ROM drive apart to get the disk out. :P
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 19th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Now, now, what's the worst that can happen?
From: bodhibird Date: June 19th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Is this the doodad in question?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 19th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (linkage)
That is the doodad.
From: ashenmote Date: June 19th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I got my own cardreader last Saturday and it came without a mini-disk. And it works and it is blue and see-through!

Isn't there a way to open the drive manually by sticking a piece of wire or a bended paper clip in a tiny hole? Though maybe that way it will get stuck all the same?

annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 19th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Can't do it. I may be able to get at the mini-disc with tweezers, but I can't see it at all, so I'm not optimistic.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: June 19th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Also mine is grey but has a cunning green light to tell you it's on.
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