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Bwilky
Feb 20, 2009, 01:46 AM
Well, I was on windows play Battlefield heroes and decided to walk up to my room with my lid wide open. Power cord in one hand, and the laptop in the other. While I was making the turn into my room, the cord got caught on the nob jolting my laptop onto the floor (carpet) and hitting my chair. First, I was in shock. Seriously, I just let it sit there. Then, I was like "FK, FK, FK" in my head. Then I cried a little in my head as well. Then I realized it was still on. I looked over my macbook, no scratches, lid closes nicely, no cracked glass, trackpad fine, fan still making noise as it was before the accident. So yeah, I pretty much want to wake up from this dream. If I see this post tomorrow, I know it's real. But yeah, ALWAYS CLOSE THE LID, AND HOLD ON FOR DEER LIFE!!!!. I can't stress this enough, don't end up like me.

And yeah, I'm an idiot.



amrk47
Feb 20, 2009, 03:24 AM
okay i wont

GfulDedFan
Feb 20, 2009, 04:19 AM
I would suggest using Disk Utility to Verify Disk because a HDD is not meant to be tumbled while on. You could have sustained some damage that you don't know about yet. Also, I suggest making and keeping a good backup for the same reason. -GDF

acfusion29
Feb 20, 2009, 09:21 AM
That sucks. Whenever I'm moving with my MacBook, I enable InsomniaX and go do what I gotta do.

MaskingTape
Feb 20, 2009, 09:21 AM
Hard drive should be fine. Macbooks have the sudden drop sensor to park the head of the hard drive.

aluminumapple
Feb 20, 2009, 10:09 PM
lol nice.
cant believe its sill alive : O

alphaod
Feb 20, 2009, 10:20 PM
That's what you get for using Windows; random crashes. :p

JamesGorman
Feb 20, 2009, 11:33 PM
i almost dropped mine once..it was the scariest thing i ever did:(

Abstract
Feb 20, 2009, 11:38 PM
Mine has taken an absolute beating. ;)


Don't worry, it'll be fine.

Bwilky
Feb 21, 2009, 10:17 AM
lol nice.
cant believe its sill alive : O
Someone said this before "It's like the Mac Angel was there" She totally saved my baby. Not a scratch to be found. But then again, maybe if I look under the cover it's gonna look like a nuke went off.

That's what you get for using Windows; random crashes. :p LOL! You could make a pretty good alt with that. Picture of a laptop flying out of someones hands, bluescreen on the screen, then just say "That's what you get for using Windows; random crashes". Totally awesome!!

i almost dropped mine once..it was the scariest thing i ever did:(
I was in shock, I just sat there on my knees in shame.
Mine has taken an absolute beating. ;)


Don't worry, it'll be fine.
Yeah hopefully.

Chase R
Feb 21, 2009, 01:08 PM
SSD time??? lol glad to here that it's okay. I always shut the lid and wait for the sleep light to come on (HDD not spinning) whenever I move mine.

dmmcintyre3
Feb 22, 2009, 07:49 AM
Glad to see it is ok but open Disk Utiltiy and look for the smart status. it should be on the bottom where there is all the text with info about the drive. it is on the right and it is the third from the top of the text at the bottom of the window. If it says S.M.A.R.T Status: Verified it is good but if it says S.M.A.R.T Status:Failing you need to make a backup quick but even if you see that it is ok back it up anyway

mikes63737
Feb 22, 2009, 07:54 AM
But yeah, ALWAYS CLOSE THE LID, AND HOLD ON FOR DEER LIFE!!!!.

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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/98642433_9425a97d7f.jpg?v=1192086088 :D

Kilamite
Feb 22, 2009, 07:55 AM
Glad it's okay OP - just as well it was aluminium or you'd have a cracked case!

That sucks. Whenever I'm moving with my MacBook, I enable InsomniaX and go do what I gotta do.

+1.

MattZani
Feb 22, 2009, 07:59 AM
Battlefield Heroes? ZOMGZ!

aluminumapple
Feb 22, 2009, 08:45 AM
?
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/98642433_9425a97d7f.jpg?v=1192086088 :D


rofl what?

Bwilky
Feb 22, 2009, 12:42 PM
Battlefield Heroes? ZOMGZ!
I was bored.

macjram
Feb 22, 2009, 12:45 PM
rofl what?

Hes holding onto deer life

HLdan
Feb 22, 2009, 12:50 PM
Wow, good thing nothing serious happened. Weird, I would've thought the magsafe would've pulled out before jerking the computer.

Bwilky
Feb 23, 2009, 02:58 AM
Wow, good thing nothing serious happened. Weird, I would've thought the magsafe would've pulled out before jerking the computer.

It did, but the jerk from the cord around the doorknob and me holding it sent my macbook out of my hands.