Drop my macbook pro

lionheart619

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Dec 15, 2011
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It slid off the side of my bed with its cooled under it, I assume it slide sideways as it fell and landed either on the side of itself or on the top of itself closed, because when I figured out what the thud was it was on its face closed battery pack up toward the ceiling, it was closed before falling. Anyways, it was like a 3 ft drop and landed on carpet, should I be worried about any internal damage? Any way to know if anything is damaged? Thanks.
 

dontwalkhand

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It doesn't seem like it sustained any damage (thankfully), but I would be worried about the hard drive. (It is a cheap fix if anything, as long as you have everything backed up)
 

A Hebrew

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3 feet on carpet is nothing...I have dropped my PC laptop (GATEWAY, very cheaply built) multiple times and it never took any damage from that distance (though the nasty 5 feet to linoleum finished its power input off)
 

vitzr

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Jul 28, 2011
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Sounds like you're very lucky. In lieu of a crash onto hardwood flooring, chances are very good you've escaped quite nicely.
 

BreakGuy

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I don't know if it would have kicked in within a 3 foot fall, but you may take comfort from knowing that your MacBook Pro is equipped with an SMS (Sudden Motion Sensor). This sensor detects sudden acceleration and subsequently disengages the disk drive heads from the disk drive platter to prevent data loss and reduce the risk of damage to the drive.
 

lionheart619

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Dec 15, 2011
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I don't know if it would have kicked in within a 3 foot fall, but you may take comfort from knowing that your MacBook Pro is equipped with an SMS (Sudden Motion Sensor). This sensor detects sudden acceleration and subsequently disengages the disk drive heads from the disk drive platter to prevent data loss and reduce the risk of damage to the drive.
I order a hardshell case for my macbook pro, is it good idea?
 

01jamcon

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Jul 24, 2006
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I order a hardshell case for my macbook pro, is it good idea?
It will only help with preventing damage on a harder floor, carpet tends to be pretty forgiving. I dropped my MBP onto carpet last week too, instead of buying a tacky looking case, I've just decided to take even greater care using it.