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Just dropped my PowerBook on a tiled floor

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by j26, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. j26
    macrumors 65816



    It was connected to the phone line and I tripped over the cable.

    Luckly there is no major damage, just a couple of scratches.

    What I need ot know is, do I have to do any tests to see if it is ok, or can I just trust that it is working, since I managed to get back on the internet?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Make sure your RAM and airport card (if there is one) are still tightly in their slots.

    Be glad you plugged into a powerbook instead of plugging your line into a $2,000 vase.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Run Disk Utility and make sure you still have SMART status verified on your harddrive.
  4. macrumors 65816


    if you had got applecare, run the hardware test cd that came with it and that will check everything.
  5. macrumors G4


    Sorry to hear about your accident. Make sure RAM and your airport card (as posted above) are installed/seated properly. Just be glad your 'book did not suffer more severe damage.
  6. macrumors P6


    Yes, running the CD that comes with your AppleCare will perform hardware tests. It's essentially Tech Tools. Sounds good though that you are able to get on the Internet. Good luck. ;)
  7. macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

    My iBook came with a separate HW Test CD... a boot disk

    This is a different program than the one that comes with Applecare right?
  8. macrumors 601


    Apple Care Protection Plan issues TechTool Deluxe which, as mentioned, will run HW Test as will the Software Install and Restore DiskI supplied with the new PB. With the Restore Disk inserted and rebooting with the Option Key held down, the menu for Hardware Test will show from the Disk.
  9. macrumors 604


    Is your tiled floor ok?
  10. macrumors 68030


    Dang it, Lacero beat me to it lol.

    Sorry to hear about the little trip. Probably scared the hell out of you. I mean, that tile's gotta be expensive. Just kidding, probably did scare you about the PB. I know I would freak out if I dropped my iBook. Apple's laptops are tough though. Hope everythings well and ok.

    Good luck.
  11. macrumors 68000


    I broke my ethernet port and later the HD failed. Watch the HD.

    If you have to replace it, read here.

    The local Apple guys were supprised. And so was I, no logic board damage. These things are tanks.
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  15. macrumors 6502

    I'll buy it for $300 :) .. hehe...

    Do some hardware tests.. and see if they all check out ok
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    use the apple hardware disk utility. i use it all the time. works perfect

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