I found a quarter in my Macbook Pro?

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  1. unplottable macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Today when I was taking the bottom plate off of my Macbook (for the first time ever) I noticed a canadian quarter sealed in plastic above the optical drive. I've never taken the bottom plate off before, it's sealed in completely, and I can't see a possible way for it to have gotten in there post manufacture. Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Are you Canadian? Spend it.

    I want to see a pic.
     
  3. Shrink macrumors demi-god

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    Take quarter out.

    Close up bottom plate.

    Wait 24 hours.

    Open bottom plate.

    If there is another quarter in there, it means the tooth fairy has visited, but is in early Alzheimers dementia.

    OK...real question...is is possible that it was a jury rig by an assembler to keep something in place? Sounds nutsy...but possible?
     
  4. AmishRakeFightr macrumors newbie

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    Sorry mate, but pics or it didn't happen!

    Sounds interesting.
     
  5. unplottable thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am Canadian.
    Voila!
    (Yeah, there's water there...stinking cat knocked water from a nightstand onto the bed/macbook, it's sitting in rice...)
     

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  6. tgi macrumors 65816

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    That's pretty crazy. Hope the computer is fine. Dang cat!
     
  7. andeify macrumors 6502

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    This is so crazy! what age is it and when did you buy it? Did you buy it from an Apple store or a reseller, or did you buy it used?
     
  8. unplottable thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a 2011 macbook pro, which I bought at an apple store in Montreal in the fall of '11. It's blowing my mind a bit. At least it's something weird to focus on aside from the likelihood of my computer being dead.
     
  9. andeify macrumors 6502

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    Thinking.. thinking.. bingo, the coin looks like it could have been pushed in through the cd slot, and with general use has slipped out the bottom. could have shorted something if it weren't for the plastic cover.
     
  10. Doublea6 macrumors regular

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    Somewhere in china a little kid is snickering about putting a Canadian quarter in one of the laptops he built.
     
  11. scbond macrumors 6502

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    This. Let me guess, you have kids or know someone with some? They've been feeding your superdrive with coins it seems. I somehow can't imagine a Chinese assembly line worker putting a Canadian quarter in there.
     
  12. Doublea6 macrumors regular

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    Question. How common is it that Canadian quarters are wrapped in plastic?
     
  13. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Not likely since there is no space for the quarter to work itself out.
    Maybe it was a refurbished unit sold off as "new," and while doing a repair a technician left a quarter behind.
     
  14. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    This is like the thumb in the chilli at Wendys!

    Except less lawsuit-y.
     
  15. Millionaire2K macrumors 6502a

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    Unless he bought this new and his Apple store is selling refurbish Mac's as new.

    If he bought a RF then my guess is the drive had problems holding a disc and this is the high tech fix. AMAZING!! :apple: :rolleyes:
     
  16. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    Doubtful. That would be like 2 weeks pay.
     
  17. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    This must have been put there on purpose. It's like a physical eater egg. I wonder if there's a message on the other side of the coin.
     
  18. zipur macrumors 6502

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    I had the same thing happen to a desktop PC. However my experianced was a dead machine.
    When I took it apart to check the power supply I found pennys in the case.
    Long Story Short, - My two year old was using my PC as a Piggy Bank!

    Do you have kids?
     
  19. Greene1123 macrumors member

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    Urban legend status! How crazy, maybe take it to Apple and ask... why?
     
  20. b06tmm macrumors regular

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    Wow, that appears to be in the same location too!
     
  21. dontpannic macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if its a ghetto fix for DVD drive vibration or something?
     
  22. Hitch08 macrumors 6502

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    It's clearly a plot by organized crime to smuggle Canadian quarters out of the country. Pretty ingenious, I must say.
     
  23. Shrink macrumors demi-god

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    Best explanation thus far. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me...and clever, too. :p
     
  24. andeify macrumors 6502

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