I dropped my Macbook pro :-(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 15lsp, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2007
    nr Blackpool
    This is what happens when you fall down some stairs into a baby gate and break your wrist because you're trying to protect a laptop :(

    My laptop is working, takes a while longer to boot up and sometimes has a ticking noise and more often a whirling noise (dvd drive) I've run the disk utility and it shows up HD error but S.M.A.R.T is verified. Oh and the lid won't close.

    I need to get some quotes for an insurance claim, would anybody be able to recommend any in Blackpool area, Lancashire, UK?

    by looking at the pics do you think it can be repaired?

    Regards, Laura

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  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2007
    Cambridge, UK
    You don't say!

    And sadly, I very much doubt that could be repaired.

    I'd get it replaced if you've got any cover on it.
  3. Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Hope your wrist is alright.

    That looks like it'll be an insurance write off. It may work now but the amount that case is damaged i wouldn't be surprised is there was some logic board damage/ other internal components. I wouldn't even bother getting a quote if it where me.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    Anything can be repaired for a price. The price on something like this might be the same amount as just buying a new laptop if you repaired it through Apple.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    Holy Sh!·!!! Those pictures made me cry.

    Sorry about your fall and that you broke your wrist. I've told many people that typing while walking just isn't safe...;)

    Yes, it can be repaired, but I'm pretty sure the cost would probably come out to be the same as just buying a new one. Just look at it as though it were time to upgrade.:eek:

    Good luck, and again sorry to hear the bad news.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2005
  7. macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    that sucks. hope your wrist heals up quickly. I wouldn't bother getting it repaired if you have insurance just get a new one. i would put the hard drive in an external enclosure so that you still have your data.:(
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2007
    nr Blackpool
    thanks guys.. I'm still crying and it happened last week!

    The policy says to get 2 quotes before a claim can be made on my house insurance. Do you think Apple would do a quote by email? I bought it from the Apple store last year and still paying for it :eek:

    There doesn't seem to be many apple Mac specialists around my area, I'll have to make some calls next week.

    I've quickly backed up everything just in case it stops altogether.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2007
    Are there any authorised resellers nearby? i think one of the requirements to become authorised to have a repair center, either on site or outsourcing, so they could give you a quote.

    My ex did the same recently, dropped her iBook and messed the screen up, went down the reseller store and they gave a quote for £300
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    If there is no logic board damage, then by the looks of it, you may need a new Superdrive, That clicking noise and errors are the hard drive, so you'll need a new one as those are the sounds of a failing one. You will then need to get the actual case repaired. You can find laptop hard drives anywhere online. However, because I'm American, I don't know of any UK places for computer parts off the top of my head (I wouldn't recommend buying one from Apple or from a store, as they will generally rip you off).

    As long as the screen isn't damaged and the logic board isn't damaged, I think it's worth fixing.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2007
    Jacked into the net...
    Oh, ouch. That made me wince like watching a guy get kicked in the nuts.

    I hope YOU are all right. Definitely get home insurance to take care of that.
  12. macrumors 603

    Dec 11, 2006
    holy **** I was expecting a dent or something but that thing looks like it got run over by a truck

    anyways it's probably not worth repairing that :/
  13. macrumors 6502


    Apr 3, 2007
    "ouch" !! that hurts!! hope ur wrist gets fine soon.. i guess u might be able to get it fixed but it might cost a bomb..
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2007
    nr Blackpool
    I've done some emailing to try get some quotes. PC repair places I tried today didn't want to know. I've checked the offcial Apple site and Manchester is the nearest to me. But thats over an hour away which I don't want to travel just for a quote.

    Hmmm I must remember to take out the RAM if/when it gets scraped.

    Thanks for the advice guys

  15. macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    sad ... I can understand your feeling right now, sorry for ur loss.. it's like a tragedy for ppl who loves their MacBook Pro's

    this made my accident doesn't even qualify as an accident :(

    anyway looks like u also need new bottom case

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  16. macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2003
    Did you fall off a building? :p That's an extensive amount of damage!

    The main thing is that you didn't suffer anything worse than a broken wrist. Your home insurance should take care of the rest...
  17. macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    I recommend Endsleigh. You could then have your accident a couple of months from now...

    In the mean time, best of luck.

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