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Old Mar 10, 2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Dropped my MacBook Air 11''

So yesterday while cleaning the table I knocked off my MBA. It went from the table to the chair, bounced off the wall and then on the floor.

I don't see any cosmetic damages and it appears that it's still working. It was completely turned off at the time so hopefully nothing inside is damaged.

Should I consider myself lucky or have it examined.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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If it works it works. What's the point of having it examined?
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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I think you should consider yourself extremely lucky.

Next time, I suggest that you clean the table very gently.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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It's working so you came out lucky. Use it and count your lucky stars.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 05:54 PM   #5
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So yesterday while cleaning the table I knocked off my MBA. It went from the table to the chair, bounced off the wall and then on the floor.
Are you sure your MBA don't have legs?
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 06:06 PM   #6
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"have it examined" seriously, it's a computer, if it works then it works...:roll eyes:

That is all.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 06:36 PM   #7
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I'll examine it of you. Just send me $100 to my paypal account and ship it to me!
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 07:24 PM   #8
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There aren't any moving parts in the MBA (well except the fan)....so if it still works all is well.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 07:49 PM   #9
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I was quite scared when it happened, it's like a scene in the movies where everything went slow motion.

I guess having the chair and the wall break it's fall it wasn't that bad. I was so scared that it was going to suffer cosmetic damages as I thought aluminum wasn't that strong to begin with.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 08:11 PM   #10
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Well if it works then everything should be fine.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 11:16 PM   #11
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Count yourself lucky dude! Keep on rollin', just a little more carefully next time!
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 11:20 PM   #12
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You should be kneeling down to the high heavens if you have not already done so.

Just hearing your epic story made my heart skip a beat.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 12:10 AM   #13
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 02:22 PM   #14
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Here's one for luck and stupidity: forgot my Air had Caffeine running, stuck it in a tight carrying bag, and forgot all about it for maybe an hour. When I pulled it out of the bag again the fan(s?) was running full blast but the machine had turned itself off (maybe a function of the i5) to protect itself from melting. It was almost too hot to touch and I was sure I had cooked it. Luckily once it cooled down enough for the fans to turn off, I held the power button down for a few seconds and it booted up normally. It seems to not have lost any functionality or incurred any damage. Heat is the bane of all electronics and I may have shortened its ultimate lifespan a bit, who knows, but I do know two things: 1) I am extremely lucky, and 2) Caffeine is not an app for forgetful notebook users.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 02:26 PM   #15
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You got lucky it didn't cause cosmetic damage as that would have been a real pain to sort out, as others have said a lack of moving parts should mean you are fine.
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