Dropped my MBA11 from chest height onto solid wood floor and...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BluePhilG, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    It's fine :D
    Amazing!
     
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    Pakaku

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    Oh. Cool?

    If the floor is fine, then... some more cool, I guess?
     
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    peapody

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    Any dings or scratches?
     
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    Mattjeff

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    Pictures?
     
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    ...are you asking for proof? ''pics or it didn't happen'' ? :)
     
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    Would be nice to see pic. of MacBook and the floor :)
     
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    Pictures? LOL

    None necessary. No dings, scratches, nothing. I was actually really expecting a shattered screen, to be honest, but nope, all is well :D
     
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    Wow, that's whats great about non rotational drives. I still can't get used to being able to move it while it's on!

    I remember drives in the 80s would crash if you even typed too aggressively or bumped your desk!
     
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    Modern spinning drives are a lot better in this regard, especially if the machine has a motion sensor in it (like the MBPs do).
     
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    I did the exact same thing. For me, I left my desk to go to the kitchen, accidentally snagged the mains plug with my foot and the MBA came crashing to the ground. I couldn't move for about 10 seconds, just held my hand over my mouth for a while until I had the courage to check it.

    All fine!
     
  11. macrumors member

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    This is one of the main reasons I keep buying Airs. They're tough SOBs.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    Not so Lucky

    I was not so lucky, i had to take my MBA out my bag going through airport

    security and at the other end as i collected bag, jacket, belt and MBA it slipped

    from my grasp and ended up on the airport floor.

    Luckily it works fine but front right where it should be a smooth curve

    ( a feature of the MBA for me) there is a dent where it almost looks square

    :eek: :(
     
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    JHUFrank

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    It is a damn good design. I have dropped mine several times, and dropped equipment on it.

    JUST DONT SPILL WINE ON THE KEYBOARD!!!!
     
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    ..or drop a square glass coaster on the screen. Yeah, don't do that.
     
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    FuNGi

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    Cool story bro. I spilt a beer down the screen onto the logic board and mine still works. Some times my number 9 key makes a crunchy noise though. Also, I like turtles.
     
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    Wow, thanks for your replies. These things really are tough. Would be great if Apple used Nano coating on all their products too... But I guess that would also close off a revenue stream (Although maybe there will be market pressure now from the release of the Sony Xperia Z...)
     

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