OMGWTFBBQ!!1 I dropped my PB today!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by brepublican, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. brepublican macrumors 6502a

    brepublican

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Location:
    NY
    #1
    I dropped my 12" this morning in class. I blame the folding seats in the lecture theater. I thought I'd be freaking out the first time I dropped it but remarkably, I wasnt. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I was using it in the middle of a lecture because there is wireless in the theater and our Physics professor (or lecturers as they call them here) is intrinsically boring.

    I had to prode it open with my pencil because it got stuck and wouldnt open for like 5 min.

    Oh well, just thought I'd share.
     
  2. real_murray macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
  3. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    #3
    That's what I wanna know. You left out the most important part.
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #4
    YIKES! :eek:

    Any pics and is everything working okay?
     
  5. brepublican thread starter macrumors 6502a

    brepublican

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Location:
    NY
    #5
    Fortunately, there was no major damage. Except a HUGE dent in the right hand corner. It like looks so obvious I'm so pissed. And I dont know how or why the magnet caught and it wouldnt open for the longest time. I had to use a 5mm pencil to pry the hook. I was sooo worried. I'll post a pic tomorrow.
     
  6. plinkoman macrumors 65816

    plinkoman

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Location:
    New York
    #6
    man, i think i would kill myself if anything were to befall(really bad pun) my powerbook like that. :eek:

    i've had mine for about 6 months now, and i don't think i've so much as let a stray speck of dust touch it.
     
  7. brepublican thread starter macrumors 6502a

    brepublican

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Location:
    NY
    #7
    Hadnt been online for a while, but here it is (it still hurts):
     

    Attached Files:

  8. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

    rockthecasbah

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Location:
    Moorestown, NJ
    #8
    ah 'tis a we scratch. Think of it not as a dent, but a beauty mark that gives your PB character. :)
     
  9. nw43 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #9
    Yup, looks like a write-off. Better send it over to me and I'll organise for it to be recycled..... :rolleyes: ;)
     
  10. floriflee macrumors 68030

    floriflee

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    #10
    If you have AppleCare maybe you can find a way to get them to replace it. :D The outside casing, that is....
     
  11. devilot Moderator emeritus

    devilot

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    #11
    Actually, I was thinking AppleCare might assume the computer has been dropped and refuse to do certain reparis in the future because of it. :eek:
     
  12. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

    Unorthodox

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Location:
    Not at the beach...
    #12
    How appropriate that you dropped it in a physics class.

    Nice name for this thread.
     
  13. floriflee macrumors 68030

    floriflee

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    #13
    I suppose I was thinking of the hubby's experience where he was noticing a rattling sound (or some funny sound) with his PB. He took it in and they ended up replacing the undercasing. He was happy since there was a dent on one of the corners with the original casing. So I guess the OP could hope that something else non-life threatening happens such that they have to replace the casing anyway. :)
     

Share This Page