12" PowerBook Crashes to Floor, Walks Away Unharmed!

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  1. tjwett
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    tjwett

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    this is insane. i came home late and half asleep the other night and climbed into bed. thinking it was a book i was reading earlier and had left in the bed, i shoved my 12" PowerBook clean off the bed onto the hardwood floor. it's at least a 3 foot drop. the second i felt it leave my hand i knew what i had done but it was too late. it landed with a nice loud thud and i quickly got up to check on it. i was expecting the worst because the last 12" PowerBook i had fell off the bed and the screen exploded and turned into a lava lamp. somehow, miraculously, this thing doesn't have a single_scratch on it. not a dent, not a scratch, not a single mark. nothing. it's as mint as the day i bought it. un-frigging-real. i'm using it right now. the physics angels must have saved this thing in mid air. i remember seeing an interview with a guy who's parachute didn't open and he plummeted to the ground and bounced a few times and got up and walked away without a scratch. his body just landed and reacted perfectly by some kind of freak chance. can't believe my crappy lappy didn't die on this one!
     
  2. Josias
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    1. Lucky you.
    2. How could you be so uncaring about your baby-book? BTW, what book weighs 2.1 kg?:p
     
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    The fact that your Powerbook walked is amazing in itself! :D :D

    Glad she's ok. :)
     
  4. Deepdale
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    Very fortunate ending for you. I hope all is well as time passes because there may be residual effects that do not manifest themselves immediately after such an incident.
     
  5. dcv
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    I was thinking the same thing!


    Oh and... it's not "baby-book", it's BabyBook™ ;)
     
  6. mmmcheese
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    So this isn't the first time you tossed your machine off the bed and onto the floor? How odd...
     
  7. Josias
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    Just off-topic, how do yuo write TM? Like you did?:D

    BTW, my brother once nearly swept his iBook off a table falling over the powercord. Proves the power of MagSafe (TM):D
     
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    You are as lucky as it can be. This is one of the reasons I use my computers at the computer desk at all times (not on bed nor kitchen table); by sticking with the same place, I know I can prevent this type of mistaken identify for the objects which are positioned away from the regular place.
     
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    We should add "Not to repeat this at home (or with your car, such as this case)" as there are more new Mac-converts who are not too familiar with Macs.
     
  11. dmw007
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    Glad to hear that everything is okay with your PowerBook G4, you should count your blessings tjwett that the incident did not go the other way. :)
     

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