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  • Sorry... not an answer... but a "Thank you" for making me giggle this afternoon. =D
  • If it does not work as you try, you could try to put it apart. 1) Here are the instructions to replace a floppy disk drive, take care that you exactly take note of what you are doing: "How To Replace a Floppy Disk Drive How-To > PC > Floppy Caution: Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs. Before replacing any of the fans, unplug the PC to avoid an electrical shock hazard. Exercise caution as there are sharp edges on a PC and its components. Always wear a static electricity discharge strap when working with your PC's components to avoid damaging your PC. Unplug the PC. Disconnect all wires from the back of the PC. Open the case. If replacing a floppy drive disconnect the power and interface cables from the drive and remove the retaining screws from either side of the drive. Identify the position of the #1 pin on the interface connection on the back of the drive. Choose the location for the floppy drive so that the drive will have a opening in the case's face plate and so that the power and interface cables will reach the drive. Mount the drive so that he eject button is under (not over) the slot for the floppy. Connect the interface cable so that the cable's #1 pin matches the drives #1 pin. Connect the power wire to the drive. Position the drive and secure with the mounting screws. Always use the screws supplied by the manufacturer. Screws of the wrong size or length can damage the drive. If it is not already, connect the interface cable to the motherboard's controller labeled "FDD" so that the cable's #1 pin matches the motherboard's #1 pin. Double check all of your connections. Replace the cover. Reconnect the wires removed in step 2. Plug in the PC. It may be necessary to configure this drive in the BIOS settings." Source: http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/pc/hardware/floppydisk/replace.php Once the floppy disk is outside, it could be easier to take the card out. 2) The following reference contains also "a brief video of a diskette being inserted. Look for the silver, sliding door opening up and the read/write heads being lowered to the diskette surface." So you get a better idea how it is inside. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/floppy-disk-drive2.htm http://static.howstuffworks.com/mpeg/floppy-disk-drive.mpg If nothing works or if you don't make it, you could try to bring the computer to a repair shop and explain the urgency.
  • You are pulling our crank aren't you?
  • I feel bad for you. But that was great. You will laugh about it later. Please don't forget to share this story with you friends and family over a glass of wine. They will love it.
  • Is she blonde?? Maybe she needs some basic computer classes before she attempts you use it again. Next thing you know if it tells her to take disk out of drive she'll bring the computer for a drive in the car.
  • Pardon my laughter, but this is a first..... Inserting a credit card into a computer port? Uhhhhhhhh.........did she really expect this to work? Anyway, take the cover off the computer. you should be able to retrieve "the credit card".
  • Take the computer apart. Unscrew the side part, and then pull the front side out. A normal pc chassis should work. Then take the floppy drive cover off, and try to pull it out with an pair of tweezers.
  • Was randomly checking out some older stuff in my activity... came across this one. I noticed it's been about a month since you posted this question. Wondering: Have you laughed about it yet? It's still so funny to me!
  • lol! thats pretty funny. where did your wife hear about that? she'll make a sterling IT expert dude...what next...want to save the internet on a floppy
  • First-go with Alans answer. Second, I do hope you married down.
  • ROTFLMAO!!!!!!! Sorry that doesn't help you with your problem but seeing as how this question is over a month old hopefully you have that problem solved now :)
  • There is no way that this can be real, this is too funny. I am sorry to hear that your wife has no common sense. It is an easy task to find someone else, maybe you can use that same credit card and get a russian mail order bride. They probably wont even know what a computer is, so your problem will be solved!!!
  • WHAT THE FUCK!!?? Thats flipping crazy!
  • LMAO!!! That sounds like something my mother would do..
  • OMG!! Whether this is real or not..it is hilarious!! There was a question earlier about why there are still Darwin awards...(she is not left unsupervised for long periods, is she?) ;-)
  • Bless her heart! I have no idea how to get it out, but I'm sure you'll find a way. Hey, is it possible to get something to stick to it, like a post it note, and pull it out that way?
  • LMAO No! No it's not easy to dismantle your floppy disk drive and remove a flat piece of plastic! Take it to the nearest Circuit City or computer store.
  • OK, this post can't be for real!
  • Use her "Roach Clip" (hemostat) she has no need as she has already killed her stash for the day!
  • lol I've seen this before so I won't make fun of your wife. What alan said, but if u aren't comfortable with doing that u can take it into to any comp repair store and have them take out for you.
  • Getting the floppy out to work on is....just remove the side cover and disconnect...getting the cc out of the floppy drive may be another story. You may end up taking a hammer to it and buying a new floppy drive.
  • Do you have the original box and packaging that the computer came in? If so, you should immediately put the computer back in its original packaging and box and return it to where you bought it. When you get to the store and they ask you why you are returning the computer, I suggest you simply tell them that your wife is too stupid to own a computer!
  • please stay married to her if she gets out an finds another man it could end mankind.
  • Call the credit card company and request a new card and then replace the drive! Or keep it open and just tip the entire machine until it falls out!
  • She's Blonde. Right?
  • well, it will be a hard thing to do. I once had a floppy stuck in my comp and I used a screwdriver for 15-20 minutes till it finally came out. Next time, buy a card reader/scanner for credit cards. It does the same thing as the one in the shops, swip it. Although, if she can't use a comp, she should buy a book or forget it.
  • well, it will be a hard thing to do. I once had a floppy stuck in my comp and I used a screwdriver for 15-20 minutes till it finally came out. Next time, buy a card reader/scanner for credit cards. It does the same thing as the one in the shops, swip it. Although, if she can't use a comp, she should buy a book or forget it.
  • Try running program Format on your floppy - it may eject the card out :)
  • Does this sort of thing happen on a regular basis or is this an exception to the rule?
  • SURE LOOSEN UP THE SIDES FROM THE BACK, ONE STEP AT A TIME.
  • 1.call your credit card company for a replacement card. 2. never let your wife near it again.
  • If your wife was that stupid, I know why she married you.
  • oh my god hahahahha! that just made my night!!! : )
  • I think once you free your credit card from the clutches of your floppy drive, you should use it to buy her one of these keyboards: http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/keyboards/POS/8000/index.htm http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/keyboards/POS/8040/index.htm http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/keyboards/POS/7040/index.htm http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/pointofsale.html Full List: http://www.cherrycorp.com/english/keyboards/POS/index.htm
  • wow. i just laughed!
  • i hope your kidding but its not hard to take apart a disk drive. just make sure you dont drop anything...
  • The person who wrote answer #5 did a great job. A simpler solution might be to get yourself a flashlight ( a torch if you live across the pond ) and a pair of tweezers or hemostat. First be sure to unplug the power from the computer. Use something to prop open the access door of the floppy drive and with the aid of the flashlight look inside and you may be able to tease it out gently with the tweezers. Don't force it or mangle up the innards of the drive. Just imagine you are a kid again and playing that Milton Bradley game " Operation ". This procedure is less invasive than answer #5 and just might work if the card is not imbedded too deeply in the patient.
  • have you got a photo of it? i cant help you remove the card though,but i would have liked to have seen it
  • Sometimes the simplist solutions are the most effective... would using Blu Tack (although possibly disaster inducing of it goes wrong) or Tweezers work?
  • My question is how do you put up with your wife?
  • Thanks for the laugh!
  • she better have used the right PIN number. By the way she is blonde isn't she? :D
  • never heard of this,
  • Your wifes cheese has certainly slipped of her cracker!!!!!
  • Have you tried using tweezers? I would think you should be able to get it out...
  • You will need three new things: A new credit card. A new PC. A new wife (top priority)
  • Is your wife a blonde? You might want to use a ball-peen hammer and a crow bar to fix it.
  • not an answer as i feel all the others have got it covered.. got it fished out yet? sorry to laugh at misfortune but i did find this very funny... good luck =]
  • Lmao!!!! That's the funniest thing I've heard in a long time!!!!!
  • Computers, what a headache. When I called the company to get a replacement for the cup holder, they told me it didn't come with the computer. I told them that yes it did ... when I pushed the button it slowly slid out from the front of my tower ... they hung up on me, now I don't know where to look to find a new one.
  • First, take the computer completely apart. Find a box and pack it securely and ship it back to the manufacturer along with a hand-written note to the manufacturer that your wife is too freakin' stupid to own a computer so you no longer have use of it. Let us know how that works out for ya!!
  • ROFLMFAO!!! THAT is hilarious.
  • CALL APROFFESIONAL ESPECIALLY IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. and dont be to hard on your wife
  • I almost peed myself. If you mean a 3.5 inch floppy you can get the card out but will destroy the drive, most drives are spot welded or crimped you will have to drill of break the welds or crimps to get it open. DO NOT LET YOUR WIFE DO THIS!!! It will make for an ER trip for sure
  • Well, if you have a PC that has a floppy drive, I'd first upgrade! Other than that, use a paperclip with something sticky on the end of it to try to get it out. If that doesn't work, then take the drive out and fish it out manually.
  • This is the best laugh i had after a long time. Thanks for making my day. get a nice pair of thin tongs and try to get it out if you are not joking
  • You don't need a floppy drive anymore anyways. Just take it out and rip it apart. Then throw it at your idiot wife.
  • It's really easy, just have to open the tower up and take out the floppy drive and take that apart, on the bright side... at least the credit card's safe from frauders...
  • Hahaha!! Have you tried sticking a couple of knives in there and tried to pull it out with some pressure?
  • *falls over laughing* That's the most hilarious computer gaffe I've heard of in a long time. Um, maybe you could fish it out with a pair of tweezers. Shut down and unplug the computer before attempting this!
  • just call the credit card company give them all your info ask them to push the card return buttom for (YOUR TYPE OF PC ). it should be out momentarily. happens all the time. hope its not a dell they charge 20% for card returns. good luck.
  • AND SHE DRIVES??
  • SOME MODELS ONLY TAKE CASH.
  • I would suggest a chain and a winch. Wrap the chain around your wife's legs and hook the winch to the chain and winch your wife's head out of her ass. And thanks you for the laugh I think I hurt something laughing so hard.
  • try to use a long twizer like tool that you can clip the card before tearing it apart
  • have you tried grabbing the edge of the credit card with tweezers or a pair of needle-nosed pliers?? I work on hardware, and these two "tools" have proven invaluable. Let me know....
  • maybe computer designers should make that applicable. Sounds like a good idea :P in reality it might be different though lol
  • ..............that's all I can say.
  • At least you're lucky she was not heading to make dinner and had to insert the card in the oven.
  • That's the worst joke I've ever heard.
  • I really don't have an answer, You made my night though. Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! I almost fell off my chair from laughing. : )
  • LOL sorry i don't know what to say..LOL
  • Thats soooo old. but still good.
  • What you need is a strong magnet, since card makers allow for incidents like this and build a magnetic stripe into the card to assist with retrieving it from <say> floppy drives. Test the magnet strength first by trying to pick up some floppy disks, if it won't pick them up, you need a stronger magnet. You can also try picking up other credit cards to test the amount of "pull" you have. When you have a magnet that can drag a card a few inches, wave it in front of the floppy drive and you are done!
  • you don't need to take anything apart. I just tried it and could very easily remove the credit card from the drive. I even tried to get it stuck and was unable to. tell her to go find you a pair of tweezers and a flash light. I originally did it with a pair of Hemostats but then tried some cheap tweezers. you could also unhook all the cables and wedge the door open with something pick up the computer and shake the hell out of it, I tried that and it worked as well. (this suggestion is my favorite, I wanted to just picture you doing this) 8^) good luck
  • Just take it apart as you see fit..they are very cheap to replace about £10 , $20
  • lmfao ahahahahahahahaha!
  • did you use the right pin number?otherwise it will keep your card.
  • why the hell would you put your cash card in the floppy disk part in your computer??? mad ed
  • The computer part where the card is may have to come apart. sorry. if you can do it,that is great. if not a tech will have to help.
  • kakapoopoopeepee shire
  • You need a hemostatic clamp. They look like scissors mixed with needle-nosed pliers. Taking apart the floppy drive would be a pain, and I'm sure that with the right tools and a good flashlight you can get it out of there.
  • hilarious
  • i bet she is blonde,if its true,replace the wife instead of the computer
  • I notice this is dated Dec. 23 07. I am sure you either got it out by now or have a new pc... but it was a funny story even if it was at your wife's expense. +6
  • Hahaha!!! Lmao
  • is your wife retarded, and yes it is easy to take your computer apart, im 16 and ive done it before millions of times, its only the side panel you need to take off
  • That's some funny sh*t dude!
  • she should have asked on AB first!!!! now it's too late to ask for help! but you're wife makes me laugh! she's a good one!!!!!
  • Are you serious? LOL! Good luck!
  • This story is a bit of an urban myth, but I will assume it's true. You should be able to fish it out using forceps or long thin tweezers. You can get the forceps at any hobby shop. Or you could try tipping the machine on it's side, insert a plastic knife and try to get it out by jiggling. I would not recommend a metal knife as you may damage the read write heads, the same is true with forceps or tweezers so be careful. Or you could cancel your card and never use the floppy drive as they are hopelessly obsolete anyway.
  • well, that's kinda funny but if its in the floppy drive (port) then that might be a little hard depending how far it is in the floppy drive. if its in far to where you can reach it, try using something small that will fit in the floppy.
  • it will probably be easier to club your wife to death and then buy a new PC with the insurance money
  • Little late to answer but one thing you could do for future, maybe trade your wife in on a Brunette.
  • You won't need to take anything apart. Just take off the cover to the computer. If you keep trying to "fish" it out you'll end up breaking something.
  • its actually not as hard as it seems. just take out the floppy drive, take out any screws you see until you find the credit card and then put it back together when you get it out. also, who uses floppy disks anymore?
  • LOL ;-) No offense but is she blond?
  • Damn, this woman reminds me of Lisa Douglas off of Green Acres. LOL Poor woman! I hope HE does all the cooking, and driving!

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