It was too late at night, I should have known better, but it's one of those situations where you think, I can manage just one more quick thing to do on the computer. So, I did. I whizzed along like a mini motor and put my 2Gb SD card into the card reader slot ...........only it wasn't. I had put the SD card into the CD drive slot. Grrrr. In case you ask, no, I could not get it to slide out. The best efforts made sure it dropped down deep into the back of the drive.
The CD drive slot is just above the Card reader slot, a bit too close for momentary lapses of attention. The technical man I spoke to today, said not to be embarrassed, it was a regular problem. Great! Why not do something about the design. Do not, I was told, try and run a CD/DVD in the drive, the damage to the computer could be phenomenal.
There are loads of people where I live who could handle a run-of-the-mill P.C. or laptop, but no-one who has knowledge, authority, or licence, to open up an Applemac and operate in the bowels of one.
Tonight, I have to pack up the machine for courier collection tomorrow. It's travelling about 450 miles to be serviced, then back home again. It's at times like this, (not too many of them, I hope) I am very glad I have a three years service plan.