Dropped my MacBook Air 11''

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by k3roro, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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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.

    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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    peapody

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    If it works it works. What's the point of having it examined?
     
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    Scepticalscribe

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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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    Dweez

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    It's working so you came out lucky. Use it and count your lucky stars. :)
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure your MBA don't have legs?
     
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    Beanoir

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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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    prvt.donut

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    I'll examine it of you. Just send me $100 to my paypal account and ship it to me!;)
     
  8. macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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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    Jordan921

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    Well if it works then everything should be fine.
     
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    AlexH

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    Count yourself lucky dude! Keep on rollin', just a little more carefully next time! :cool:
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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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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    iAppl3Fan

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    you're the luckiest man alive right now.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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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.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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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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