So I stuck my SD card in my Superdrive slot.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by blakediamond, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. blakediamond macrumors newbie

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    Well first off let me say I was pretty intoxicated and not thinking straight. I took out my sd card out of my camera, and while looking dead on at my screen i reached over to the side and pushed my sd card all the way though.

    After realizing what I did i proceded to panic, yell, curse, and punch myself in the forhead. I called my buddy who works at an Apple retail store and told me that if I brought it in and they had to open it up I would be charged for the part and labor (around$200+).

    I again proceded to cuss and punch myself till he suggested I hold the 27'' beheameth sideways and jump up and down. Once I heard it drop i knew I had a solid chance of geting it out. Since there's the dust flaps in the superdrive slot it wouldn't just come out by shaking. I literally had to hold it sideways on my knee and take a hairclip in order to get it out. That's my story.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    :eek:


    Why do we get a thread like this every week? Who are these people shoving SD cards in their superdrives/??!?
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Cool story bro.

    lol, No really I've heard of plenty of things get stuck in MacBook SuperDrives, but this is the first for an iMac. Whenever I've seen it happen, I usually take the computer, and hold onto it tightly. Then, with great momentum, yank the computer toward the ground (while holding onto it, of course). The momentum of the swing usually causes anything loose in the SuperDrive to come out.

    Granted, I've only tried that on MacBooks. To do it on a 27" iMac is pretty impressive!
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I think you should punch yourself some more. That seems like an intelligent thing to do.
     
  5. blakediamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I almost broke my back (no homo), that thing is heavy.
     
  6. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a

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    Hold the phone, doesn't SD stand for superdrive:D:D:D, lol
     
  7. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    or stupid dumba$$ :)
     
  8. daxomni macrumors 6502

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    Every intoxicated person I ever knew first had to make a decision to drink when they were still sober, which would seem to imply that you're not good at thinking straight with or without alcohol in your system.
     
  9. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Yes, but that logic only holds up if you assume that drinking is inherently bad. ;)
     
  10. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    you dnt have to be intoxicated nor dump to stick the sd card in the superdrive , these two drives are on the side of the iMac you cant see them if you sit in front of the screen ...usually people sit in front of the screen usually when using a computer , dont know where some people who think its impossible to stick a sd card in the superdrive sit and i do not want to ask as it might look disturbing and not ergonomic so dangerous for your backs
    its a design flaw to place two drives which are in fact only two slots on the side , ok you wont be able to slot a cd in the sd card reader but you can easy drop a sd card into the superdrive and i cant understand apple why they place a sd card reader and superdrive on the side of a iMac and then so close together in the middle of the side , further apart would not have spoiled the look and everybody would easy realising it (intoxicated or not) if the sd card reader would have been placed right at the bottom corner
    it would even be easier to fit the sd card reader on the keyboard where its easy accessible without bending over to look where the small slot might be

    [​IMG]

    you wont be the first (there was one before you on another post already )
    but i promise you you wont be the last one
     
  11. blakediamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Who said anything about drinking smarty pants?
     
  12. blakediamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I couldn't agree with you more. The fact that the 2 slots are right on top of one another makes zero sense to me. But thanks for being the only person to back me up in this thread lol.
     
  13. daxomni macrumors 6502

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    You still chose to inhale, ingest, inject, whatever. Pay your $200 intoxication fee and be done with it.
     
  14. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    I was just gonna laugh, but with the photos you've persuaded me - naughty place to put the sd slot apple.
     
  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    This is the most ridiculous bit of moral policing I've seen on this site. :rolleyes:
     
  16. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    Glad im not your child, heh.. jk



    Anyways to the OP, glad you got it out. I have many older customers and i have seen worse things. USB cables jammed into ethernet sockets, floppy discs in tray loading dvd drives, people hooking their ipod up to their computer via the headphone jack to the mic jack on the computer to sync it.

    People do many dumb things that take effort, but getting that sd card into the super drive not only takes no effort but the slot is the same width.
     
  17. MH01 macrumors G4

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    $200 + wow just wow, this is the real crime. If i was quoted that i would tell them where to go and buy a portable Blue Ray player instead.
     
  18. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    HAHAHAHAHA
     
  19. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Meh, I think he's just saying if you're dumb enough to get drunk and screw something up, you have to pay the consequences. I'd agree with that.
     
  20. blakediamond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    AGAIN. I was not drunk :rolleyes:

    And for anyone that disagrees that there is a major design flaw with the 2 slots being so close together is just nieve.
     
  21. Jiten macrumors 6502a

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    I guess its basically like the "Uh oh I spilled my coke on my Macbook" in the portable forums. It happens. Though I agree that putting the SD slot and optical near each other maybe a bad idea but then again the iMac doesn't insert your SD card into its super drive for you. Now that would be a huge design flaw.
     
  22. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    putting the sd card reader slot so close to the superdrive slot , if we stick to comparing computers with cars , its a tradition here on the forum
    then its like making the break and accelerator slim and putting them a inch apart and placing them out of sight
    you simply cant see the two slots on the side , so you rely on your senses and as the sd card fits easy in the superdrive slot
    and the offer to recover the sd card from the sd drive from a apple store for 200 seems for me a way of recovering the cost of the many returns of 27" iMacs with the countless minor problems
     
  23. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

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    It's all a bit like complaining a keyboard's "3" key is too close to the "4" key, and that one might be pressed in error.
    Intelligent life forms are obliged to overcome such difficulties if they wish to progress.
    I would be interested in the results of a scientific study, testing a monkey's ability to distinguish the Superdrive from the SD slot. I'm sure that given a reward of tasty banana portion for each successful differentiation, the monkey would soon learn to put the SD card in the right slot, 100% of the time.
     
  24. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    We're just saying there are better places for the slot to be. The slot itself feels just like the super drive slot, with no point of reference (unlike your strawman 3 and 4 keys). We've already had several threads in the forum of people putting SD cards in the super drive.
     
  25. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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    Naïve, perhaps? Though I would have to disagree. It seems relatively straightforward that one should check before jamming something into the side of a computer. The fact that you did this blindly without even feeling the side of the computer first speaks volumes. Further, the SD slot is the bottom of the two slots. Just work your way up from the bottom edge of the machine until you find the first slot?

    It's not a major design flaw. It was probably convenient for Apple to locate both slots on the same side of the machine and it may very well be easier to machine the necessary parts when both slots are on the same side. At any rate, user stupidity ≠ design flaw.
     

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