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elfin buddy
Aug 16, 2007, 09:53 AM
A friend of mine at work sent me this link today. Apparently some guy from British Columbia bought a brand-spankin'-new Macbook Pro a few weeks ago, only to accidentally run it over with his car. Pics included ;)

http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477582

imac/cheese
Aug 16, 2007, 09:57 AM
That is absolutely crazy that the things still works.

ModestPenguin
Aug 16, 2007, 05:39 PM
*sorrow*

the poor bastard...

jczubach
Aug 16, 2007, 05:43 PM
Best Thread Title of the Month! :D

techlover828
Aug 16, 2007, 05:45 PM
that sucks!! I'd use an external monitor

Counterfit
Aug 16, 2007, 08:13 PM
My 12th grade english teacher ran over his brand new PBG3 the very day he got it. He had asked one of his daughters to take it out of the car, and she put it right behind. :(

mcarnes
Aug 16, 2007, 10:35 PM
Time for ebay. "MBP, like new, runs great..."

macEfan
Aug 16, 2007, 10:40 PM
wow it already has 2000 diggs...at least he didn't run over the hard drive or something... he's lucky it still works~!

KristieMac
Aug 16, 2007, 10:43 PM
That sucks! I just got my MBP recently, too. I think I'd die if something like that happened.

Mac One
Aug 16, 2007, 11:19 PM
I had a feeling Apple Care wouldn't cover it!
If I was packing a car the first thing I would check was whether or not my laptop was in it. Maybe he was in a hurry?

vicious7
Aug 17, 2007, 12:59 PM
Wow. I don't know what I'd do if that happened to me. I've grown quite attached to my MBP and I'd probably grieve...:)

Zegna
Sep 14, 2007, 05:55 PM
I had a feeling Apple Care wouldn't cover it!
If I was packing a car the first thing I would check was whether or not my laptop was in it. Maybe he was in a hurry?

Most probably he was in a hurry.

I'm actually very surprised and dissapointed to hear that AppleCare is not covering the damages.

Osarkon
Sep 14, 2007, 06:06 PM
I'm actually very surprised and dissapointed to hear that AppleCare is not covering the damages.

Why? AppleCare is basically just an extension of the standard warranty from what I can gather. A standard warranty isn't going to cover you for mistakes you've done.

TimJim
Sep 14, 2007, 06:18 PM
that sucks
its also pretty awesome.

DoFoT9
Sep 14, 2007, 06:45 PM
hahahah wow poor fella.

how fast did he run over it??? its amazing that it still works!!

iToaster
Sep 14, 2007, 08:51 PM
Now that is how tough a MBP is :D

Tom B.
Sep 15, 2007, 07:43 AM
I don't understand how this is becoming such a regular occurrence. :confused:
This (http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/09/13/oops-ipod-classic-v-semi-truck) is what happens when a white MacBook and an iPod classic in a backpack get run over by a semi-truck.

Sherman Homan
Sep 15, 2007, 09:08 AM
A friend of mine was talking on his cell, MacBook open on the hood of his car, engine running. The important detail is that he was headed out of his driveway head first. Conversation ends, he hops in the car, begins to pull out and sees the laptop on the hood just as the 'Book skids off the front. Before he can stop he drives square over it... It was not recoverable. :eek:

crap freakboy
Sep 15, 2007, 09:38 AM
The build quality is not too disimilar to mine and we didn't run over ours.;)

AoWolf
Sep 15, 2007, 05:17 PM
I ran over an iBook once. The screen died but otherwise you couldn't tell.

redAPPLE
Sep 16, 2007, 06:50 AM
I had a feeling Apple Care wouldn't cover it!
If I was packing a car the first thing I would check was whether or not my laptop was in it. Maybe he was in a hurry?

packing a car would not be believable without pictures... :confused:

sgarringer
Sep 16, 2007, 08:40 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3)

I support about 150 macs and about 2500 dells you have no idea the state we see systems in. Laptops in checked luggage usually fare the worst, followed closely to laptops in hopes with small kids LOL

mperkins37
Sep 16, 2007, 04:31 PM
If he bought it with a Credit card it may be covered there, Or car insurance, but he'd have to eat the deductible, whatever that would be.