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The Case of the Missing CD-ROMs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by RogerB, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. RogerB

    RogerB Second Unit

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    My 8 year old son recently discovered that seven of his CD-ROMs are missing (he has the cases but no CDs). We quized his 2 year old sister about them yesterday but every time we asked her "where did the CD-ROMs go?" she would answer by opening the CD-ROM drive and pointing. She's the only one who could have masterminded this disappearance. We've searched high and low (mostly low) but can't find them. [​IMG]
    Where would YOU put seven CD-ROMs if you were a 2 year old?
     
  2. ChrisMatson

    ChrisMatson Cinematographer

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    Clearly your daughter fed them to the computer!

    Have you checked in her play area and around her toys? Under and around the computer area?

    Good luck.
     
  3. Mary M S

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    Try holding up another CD-Rom, and say enthusiastically,...
    "Now, go get yours and you can stick them in."
     
  4. Peter Apruzzese

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    Is there some way she might have "fed" them into the PC, one at a time, through the open CD-ROM door? They might have then fallen into the innards of the PC. Pop the cover off and see if they are there.
     
  5. RogerB

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    Looking inside the PC case is a good idea. I tried giving her a CD-ROM and asked her to show me where she put the others and she went straight for the PC.

    It is extremely frustrating! We've looked everywhere. They have to be in the house somewhere.

    I woke up this morning and thought, "what about the (heat/AC) register?!" You know, little slots that look like a good place to drop a CD into....but when I checked I discovered that the register is narrower than a CD. Drat!
     
  6. Kevin P

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    She probably shoved the discs into a gap in the case, such as between the drives. I've had lusers at work do this, and they're (chronologically) much older than 2. [​IMG]
    KJP
     
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    Check in the VCR as well. Kids like putting anything but tapes in the VCR.
     
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  9. RogerB

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    We have looked under furniture, under cushions, in all the drawers in the PC desk. We do have a VCR in the family room for the kids so I will look there.

    I know that the CDs have never left the house. He is missing Roller Coaster Tycoon, Loopy Landscapes, Sims Theme Park, Sim City 3000 Unlimited, Crayola Make a Masterpiece, and a couple more I can't remember.

    We do know that they have disappeared over time and not all at once.

    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  10. Mary M S

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    Hope when you find them, she did not try to Crayola a Masterpiece onto the CD-ROMS [​IMG]
    Trashcans (before they go out) Under her bed covers, in her 'Make & Bake oven'!
    In your freezer/refrigerator...I put Live Baby Easter chicks in the fridge once, my mother told me I said I thought they looked hot with all that 'fur'.
    (I'm sure you've already hit those spots just think tanking)
     
  11. ChrisMatson

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    Hate to suggest this, but any possibility that your son's playmates "borrowed" them?
     
  12. RogerB

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    Chris and Peter win! They were inside the case. There are two open bays under the CD-ROM drive with a little slot in between them. They fell right into a little dusty place. I actually found 10 CDs inside!

    Thanks everyone!
     

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