Are you curious about the outcome of my SD card, eaten by the evil Dell laptop?
Well, I am using the laptop, so that would be self-explanatory!
Mark’s father told me, years ago, that when Mark was a youngster, he was always taking things apart, then putting them back together again! By the time he was in his mid-teens, Mark had put together a hovercraft and worked on a motorycle. He bought his first car at the ripe age of fifteen….a year before he could legally drive!
In more recent years, I will never forget when I witnessed our first laptop….a Sony Vaio, strewn in what looked like endless pieces, on Mark’s workbench in the garage. I was sure the Vaio had met with an untimely death. Michelle was about 10 years old, and had been working on the laptop on our bed. (the top of the bed is about 32 inches from the floor) She accidentally dropped the laptop onto the floor, putting a crack in the housing. The laptop worked, but it wasn’t “bound together” any more. If I recall properly, the keyboard no longer was flat, but kind of skewed.
Never to fear….Mark was near! He took the broken laptop to his surgery in the garage and disassembled the thing into several small pieces. He took a piece of thin metal and surgically bound the housing back together. The laptop was put back together and I was in total awe when he turned it on and everything was as it had been before! As an aside, that laptop was bought in 2001 and Michelle is currently using it for her schoolwork.
Here is a photo of the DVD/CD player removed from the laptop and disassembled. The black SD card was actually captivated under that little metal part of the player! Mark thought nothing of taking apart the laptop OR the player! Oh, and see those teeny little silver pieces to the left? Those are SCREWS! Yeah, nearly impossible to handle! The yellow and silver implement in the photo is a magnetized screwdriver that Mark needed to use to remove those teeny screws!
I immediatley popped the SD card into the Nikon. Bingo! It still contained all of my photos I had left on it. And, it works perfectly! Amazing! Mark also tried out the DVD/CD unit on the laptop after putting everything together. It also works fine.
I am so relieved! I could have had a Dell service repairman come to the house to do this work, but Mark had gotten turned off when he saw a part replaced by a repairman. He did a couple of little things that made Mark think he was a bit careless.
Now, all I need to do is wait for Friday and the root canal. I don’t look forward to it, but I cannot tolerate having a big gaping hole in my teeth! (pumpkin head!) For the record, even though the tooth was broken nearly clean to the gumline, there is no pain, whatsoever. Hot, cold, nothing bothers it. I just look ridiculous!!!!