How much damage can a MBP take and still work? Click to find out.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TDM21, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

    TDM21

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    #1
    Apparently a MacBook Pro can take a lot of damage.

    Back story:
    This was a faculty computer from the college I work at. The Macbook Pro was in a neoprene sleeve and was ejected from a car during an accident. The system got a little damage, but still completely operates except for the SuperDrive.

    See for yourself:
     

    Attached Files:

  2. TaylorB macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    #2
    Wow! That is horrible! I hope I never have to see my baby looking like that! I can't believe it still works in that condition!
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #3
    I first looked at your pictures and thought they were taken with a fisheye lens! :eek: Impressive!
     
  4. A Robot macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
  5. MAcNIAC macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Location:
    Australia
  6. miniguu macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
  7. mahonmeister macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    Redlands, CA
    #7
    Wow! Make sure that battery doesn't explode or leak acid all over. It would be a shame if that destroyed it after surviving the impossible.

    Do all the peripheral ports work?
     
  8. poppe macrumors 68020

    poppe

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Location:
    Woodland Hills
  9. Superdrive macrumors 6502a

    Superdrive

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx
    #9
    Looks like a pop can. I wonder if a MacBook would be better off in that situation, or if the aluminum actually protected the innards by absorbing energy. I figured someone just dropped it off the table.
     
  10. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

    ozontheroad

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Location:
    the reef
    #10
    you should try making a desktop machine with the parts.

    the new improved Mini (with a GPU)
     
  11. xPismo macrumors 6502a

    xPismo

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Location:
    California.
  12. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Location:
    Roskilde, DK
    #13
    Since it's so beaten up, hiding it somewhere and hooking it up to an external display would make a nice server station :)
     
  13. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2004
    Location:
    The Msp
    #14
    This just underlines the importance of all passengers in a car wearing their seatbelts.
     
  14. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Location:
    Roskilde, DK
    #15
    No it underlines the importance of all macs wearing seatbelts.
     
  15. Garden Knowm macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Location:
    California
    #16
    LOL

    i concur!!!
     
  16. iñaki'sonMac'87 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    Barcelona
    #17
    Well, even though I have always to see to believe it, I guess this time I 'll believe it anyway, I WON'T TRY ON MY OWN MBP :eek:
     
  17. ToastMaster macrumors regular

    ToastMaster

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    #18
    I will try it on my own MBP. Then I'll take it to the Apple store and say that it wasn't my fault and get them to give me a Core 2 Duo.
     
  18. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

    drlunanerd

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Location:
    UK
    #19
    It underlines my advice not to use neoprene sleeves if you want your laptop to survive a drop without any damage.
     
  19. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2006
    #20
    Apple Care should cover that, if anyone asks just say you bought it that way
     
  20. TDM21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TDM21

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    #21
    Because the MBP is owned by the university, we are actually going to send it off to get repaired. Oh, how I would love to see the repair technicians face when they open the box.
     
  21. andrewmulligan macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    #22
    me too!!
     
  22. Greebazoid macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Location:
    Cape Town
    #23
    you can get your what?

    oh - your DISC..

    sorry. I read something else

    ;) :D :p
     
  23. A Robot macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    #24
    Broken macs need love too
     
  24. poppe macrumors 68020

    poppe

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Location:
    Woodland Hills
    #25
    Maybe they should include seat belts in the C2D...
     

Share This Page