My iMac Just Fell Over Face First!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by toxicbomber, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. toxicbomber macrumors 6502a

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    ....has anyone else had this happen to you? My stupid carelessness... :eek:
     
  2. classof2011 macrumors regular

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    Yikes...how bad is it? You have any pictures??

    But nope, never happened to me.
     
  3. DrStrangelove macrumors 6502

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    That sucks. Did you have it on a monitor riser or something? How in the hell did you do that? I hope it's okay... another bad part of an "all in one" jobby.

    Of course, I'm on an iMac as well.
     
  4. Nym macrumors 6502a

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    jeeez, how did you do that? my iMac is like "bolted" to the desk because of it's weight :D

    Seriously, if I managed to drop my iMac face down on the floor I would bang my head against a door knob with violence for 2/3 hours :eek:.
    Even so, is it still working? lol, post some pics! yummi! :p
     
  5. Xirtic88 macrumors newbie

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    I think we need more details... Damage, pics, etc. My 24" is on the way. I guess I will bolt it to the desk first thing.
     
  6. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    Wow scary! How did it happen? Did you knock it over or bump the desk?
     
  7. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    LOL i'm sure he is worried about the desk.....:rolleyes:
     
  11. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    I would just like to add my own:


    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I hope everything is ok with your imac. I love my baby myself.

    If it ever got hurt by a fall I would just cry. :p

    New mommy syndrome. hehe;)
     
  12. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you can't post something provocative like this and not include any pictures. The people of MacRumors demand it.
     
  13. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    If my 24" fell over, I'd be worried about the desk and any people trapped underneath it.
     
  14. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    and to think there were rumors of a 40"plasma DVI display!
     
  15. toxicbomber thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well.. the iMac is fine I guess. A few minor scratches.... honestly I don't know how that happened. XD Need to get a new table perhaps?
     
  16. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Surely it must have been standing on something? It's hard to get my iMac to want to fall over even if I try. Did you knock it with something?
     
  17. Liong612 macrumors member

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    Buy the desk first then i Mac !!

    I once did that to my brand new TV years ago. I didn't have a desk so i put it on something temporary. Unfortunately that was not stable enough. The temporary desk flipped, and my brand new tube TV fell face first. It broke before i even turned it on.
    The lesson to learn ? if you don't have a desk for you computer, buy a desk first !!!! then buy iMac :D :D :D
    ps) if it happens to my new iMac, i think i am going to kill myself.
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Considering how huge that seems, I'd agree. If it was on the second floor, would it break the floor and ceiling below it?

    I can't imagine how one would lose its balance and fall over.
     
  19. R.R.Mac macrumors regular

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    lol i dropped my iBook G4 the other day aswell down some concrete stairs outside :eek: :eek: . it was ok 1 scratch but apart from that it was ok. I Just realised yesterday how hard they are:)
     
  20. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

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    Ever drop an air conditioner out the window on the 2nd floor? It's not pleasant as it is, but when the car is parked below it... :D

    Just a question, is your white flap below your imac's metal base loose? Does it 'shake', or pop in and out easily? I had a difficult time pulling the plastic off of the bottom when I first got the imac, and I think I may have torn the white flap from its glue on the inside of the metal base. Or is this normal?
     
  21. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    I agree....WHERE ARE THE PICTURES?!? We must each assess the severity of the damage.
     
  22. Nym macrumors 6502a

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    Yep! This happened to me too! Not the air conditioner part! Ripping off the white flap! I was in such a rush to turn on the 24 incher that I lost my mind and started tearing all the casings with anger :( . Ever since I put it on the desk I never looked at the white flap again, but I'm pretty sure it's loose...
    Anyway, I rotate my iMac 45 degrees everyday so I can watch DVD's in bed and I've never even came close to dropping it :D you should really ease on those sleeping pills :p
     
  23. JAT macrumors 603

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    Yes. And then decide whether to mock or commisserate with the OP. :D
     
  24. classof2011 macrumors regular

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    OUCH! Reminds me of a commercial...

    An air conditioner falls out of someone's apartment, and hits a car. The car starts sounding its horns, and the air conditioner's owner came to the window, pushed a button on a key fob, and the car stopped.

    Apparently it was his car.
     
  25. lamina macrumors 68000

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    You definitely won't have to bolt it down. Those things are bloody heavy.

    I've never heard of any iMac falling over, that base is wide and long, there should be no way it would fall over on its own.
     

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