Close Calls with your Macbook/iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by heatmiser, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    After six months of owning mine, I've only dropped it once (open and onto carpet), but in the past two weeks, I've stepped on it twice (in a way that made the back of the screen touch the ground and the body rise into the air). It's still going. I'm kind of impressed.

    Which close calls have you had with your Macbook or iBook?
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    :eek: OMG!

    You gotta be more careful! But, I have broken 2 screens, one on warranty one out of pocket. :eek:

    If you like to drink, put your computer away... ;)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    yes seriously OMG! :eek: :eek:

    You gotta be more careful. I've had mine for about a year and a few months and so far, only once the lcd casing hit a wooden wall while I was carrying it (not too hard tho). But then I'm a lil paranoid ;)

    I use it most of the times with an external keyboard and mouse while it is sitting on a griffin elevator and when I do use it on my lap, I make sure to use a keyboard skin!!
     
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    marbles

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    My closest call was nearly keeping a revA macbook , it developed a faulty HD on day 12 :eek:
     
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    krye

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    Never had any close calls. I take care of my stuff and I watch what I'm doing and where I'm going.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    I've had my dogs jump on mine a couple of times before. Both with it open and with it closed. Luckily they're both small dogs (~20 lbs.)! :)
     
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    yoak

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    My wife dropped our ibook while open, on the floor. One hinge almost broke so the screen has bee off angel ever since. Thats 2 years ago now, still works.

    I also dropped it when the strap of my bag broke while biking, amazed the thing lasts 2 years later
     
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    M4CBOOK

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    I havent had any close calls with my MB unless you count when my cat runs up to i and trys to claw out the glowing apple
     
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    Beric

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    I had some $70 Grado headphones plugged in and was running (stupid me, I learned my lesson) upstairs. I tripped over the headphone cord and fell down. The headphones, 2 days old and a Christmas present, were damaged and the jack connector seriously bent beyond use. I sent in the headphones (I didn't lie, but told them the truth), and Grado fixed them for free. But the worse thing was the headphone jack on my Macbook. Unusable. I took it in, and they said accidental damage was uncovered. The Genius said I would have to pay for an $800 logic board replacement. When I told him of my plight, and how I'm a poor college student, then he told me if I bought Applecare, he'd replace the logic board for free. I had already wanted to buy Applecare, but hadn't gotten to it, so it worked for me.

    Nowhere do I understand why the Genius made the deal he did, but it worked for me. :)
     
  10. macrumors member

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    i've only had my macbook one day and i've already bumped it into a wood door while bringing it into another room. Luckily there was no damage unlike my old MBP that had 2 dents on it from dropping keys on it while it was closed on my desk.
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    What!?!? Did you drop the keys from a loft or something? Or do you have a school janitor size keyring? ;) Just teasin' :)
     
  12. macrumors member

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    haha yea i have bunch of house keys and i drive a VW so that car key is huge and then i have about 20 keys for work so combined on one lanyard thingy you could say i look like a janitor
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    If you don't start being more careful, there will be one day when it won't be going anymore.

    Could you please tell me who did you manage to step on it twice ? I mean, you must be leaving your MacBook/iBook on the floor, right ?
     
  14. macrumors member

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    I sat my MBP on the end table next to me while I got up to get something and the cat decided that it was in his way. Stepped on the edge of it and levered it right off the table (along with his sorry ass).

    I was all prepared to go online to order a replacement screen, but when I picked it up, there was no noticeable damage. None whatsoever.

    That cat just used up one of his 3 remaining lives.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    Close calls? Well, I thought I killed my HDD two hours into owning it when Boot Camp failed...
    Applecare was all set to send me a new one...

    But I fixed it, thanks to this forum!
     
  16. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, sure. That's going to happen whether I'm careful or not, though. Course, that doesn't mean I shouldn't be more careful. :^)

    Yup. Both times I was backing away from a door or window to keep clear of potentially looming wasps. Forgot I had it on the floor behind me. Got to remember to keep it on the couch whenever I get off.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Did not think about that :) One day will come when the computer will die LOL.

    If I were you, I would avoid putting it on the couch. You would not want to sit on it, would you ?:) I think about these things because I might have a small OCD problem.
     
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    marbles

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    off topic but...
    OCD is not a problem , it's merely the attention to detail that others lack ;)
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    had my hi-fi plugged into the headphone port, stood up and tripped on the cable, macbook went flying. thought it was fine but like a month later realised the hard drive was broke! applecare didnt believe me it was broke, even tho there were loads of hard disk errors in the console, then a week after they sent it back stil broke, disk utility said it was broke! so then they believed me! the hinge is wonky now too. dont actually care tho, as long as it runs
     
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    tbohlsennswssrg

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    Once on a refurb macbook I owned, I slept the computer while it was logging in, because I was at school to get off to class and it f**ked the motherboard :rolleyes:
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    LOL, but true. I never ever touch my screen with my fingers :D
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    Dropped mine down the stairs once, it only got a scratch on the side of it and still works perfectly.
     

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