Reply to post: Re: It disappeared...

It's round and wobbles, but madam, it's a mouse pad, not a floppy disk

JimboSmith Silver badge

Re: It disappeared...

Had a situation where a friend of the family called me one September evening in a bit of a panic as her "floppy disc" wasn't working in her machine. The panic came because she needed to get access to something on there urgently (she made out it was life or death serious). So I went round and discovered that she had installed the second battery (shouldn't have shown her how) on her laptop at the expense of the floppy drive. She was trying to use the now unconnected drive and said that the lights don't come on or make any noise. After I explained that she needed to remove the second battery and refit the floppy drive she perked up a bit. I asked what was so important that I had now wasted part of my evening going round to her and she said "Oh my Christmas card list is on there".

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