Remove Floppy or CD In An Emergency

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. A colleague told me that I can remove a CD or floppy that’s stuck in its disk drive with a paperclip. Is that true? I’m hesitant to try it, for fear it will destroy my computer.

A. Your colleague is correct. If you look just below the slot where you insert the CD or floppy, you’ll notice a tiny hole. Open up a paper clip, push one end into that hole and a stuck storage device will pop out. The emergency method works for Zip cartridges as well. For safety, shut down the computer before you jab the paperclip into it.

SPONSORED REPORT

CPEOs provide peace of mind around payroll services

The creation of these new IRS-certified service providers for small businesses clarifies some issues around traditional professional employer organizations.

QUIZ

Pronoun practice to help polish your prose

Using pronouns correctly in writing and speech can help you make a good impression. Try our 10-question quiz.