my (almost) first iBook tragedy!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by iSaint, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. iSaint macrumors 603

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    It finally happened...spilled a little water on the iBook keyboard. At least it wasn't coke or something with all sugar in it. I turned it sideways to let the water get out, then shut down immediately and took the battery out. Fortunately I had just bought a can of air and there was little water underneath the keyboard. So here I am back alive with no issues.

    must-be-more-careful-with-my-iBook/baby/livelihood
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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  3. iSaint thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah I really should invest in one. What's the feel for typing? I've never used a cover of any sort for fear they're clumsy, thick plastic things that don't stay on your computer.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Never tried one. :eek: I hear good things about them though!
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Ooooooohhh, I have an iSkin. IT'S AWESOME!!!!

    When you go to the Apple store, ask if they have an open one. You can snag it for $10 instead of $20.
    ROCK!!!

    I have currently misplaced my iSkin. :( :( :(
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Really, no way? $10 for an open one. Won't I sound stupid asking that? "Uh, katie ta achoo said to ask if there's any open ones for $10 please."

    I'm scared. Are they normally $20? I didn't even know they sold them. YAY! I'm going to get one!
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow, that was a close one. I bet your heart skipped a beat when you spilled water on your beloved iBook (I might have went into cardiac arrest ;) ).
     
  8. DDarling macrumors newbie

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    Yep, iSkin's are amazing. I leave mine all the time so that I don't get any dust in my keyboard.(Oh boogie boo) I absolutely adore my iBook and if something were to happen to it, like a piece of dust getting in the key board(*gasp, faints*) would be horrible, and would probably give me seisures. So, go buy a iSkin, they are great for typing on, as I currently am.

    DDarling
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Hmmm... seems you have some hesitation when asking for open items, ey?

    HAAHH! I lost that a LONG TIME AGO!

    I go, and if I'm buying ANYTHING, I ask if they have an open one. If it saves me $10, it's allllll good!

    that being said:
    I got my iPod shuffle for $80, my iSkin for $10 (instead of $20) and I'm pretty sure some more stuff. (***EDIT*** $99 Kensington Power adapter for $45. Take that, full price!!***/EDIT***)

    I never ask for it in proper english either. I always ask "do you have an open ___ so I can get it on the cheaps?" You can also replace "on the cheaps" with "nearly free" "absolutely free" "gratis" "Fo' cheap, yo*"

    :D :D
    Think about it-- if you get an OPEN iSkin for $10, you have another $10 for.. a cup of coffee or something, I dunno. Starbucks is expensive.

    *I only said this ONCE. I felt REALLY stupid afterwards. :p
     
  10. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    ah, I hate my iskin, dust and stuff sticks to it and it slows down my typing. My friend had one and a grain of sand stuck to it and he closed his PB, and it scratched up his screen.
     
  11. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Wanna sell it to me? :D
     
  12. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I wash my weekly. I like the fact dust sticks to it. Better the iSkin than the powerbook itself. And sand? Why have sand near a pb?
     
  13. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Surfin' in the sand box. :cool:
     
  14. wide macrumors 6502a

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    dont get an iskin open box, the reason it's 50% cheaper is because peopel from the street, with dirty, filthy, germy hands havebeen using them for a few weeks or even months. it's like asking for an open box of soap.
     
  15. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    You can just wash it...
     
  16. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Oh they're brillaint. Once you get used to them they feel good, and if you try and type when you after you've taken it off it feels wierd. I would invest in one - it will save any repair costs.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  17. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    They're so easy to wash!!
    It's all flexible, like a piece of fabric! a drop of dishwashing soap, some hot water, and BAM! all done!!

    I loves me some iSkin!

    I need to find mine. :( :(
     
  18. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I bought one before! A clear one. Hopefully my iBook will come soon!
     

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