Dropped my MacBook Air 11''

k3roro

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Aug 28, 2010
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So yesterday while cleaning the table I knocked off my MBA. It went from the table to the chair, bounced off the wall and then on the floor.

I don't see any cosmetic damages and it appears that it's still working. It was completely turned off at the time so hopefully nothing inside is damaged.

Should I consider myself lucky or have it examined.
 

k3roro

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Aug 28, 2010
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I was quite scared when it happened, it's like a scene in the movies where everything went slow motion.

I guess having the chair and the wall break it's fall it wasn't that bad. I was so scared that it was going to suffer cosmetic damages as I thought aluminum wasn't that strong to begin with.
 

AlexH

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Mar 7, 2006
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Count yourself lucky dude! Keep on rollin', just a little more carefully next time! :cool:
 

barredfreak

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You should be kneeling down to the high heavens if you have not already done so.

Just hearing your epic story made my heart skip a beat.
 

Unhyper

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Apr 7, 2010
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Finland
Here's one for luck and stupidity: forgot my Air had Caffeine running, stuck it in a tight carrying bag, and forgot all about it for maybe an hour. When I pulled it out of the bag again the fan(s?) was running full blast but the machine had turned itself off (maybe a function of the i5) to protect itself from melting. It was almost too hot to touch and I was sure I had cooked it. Luckily once it cooled down enough for the fans to turn off, I held the power button down for a few seconds and it booted up normally. It seems to not have lost any functionality or incurred any damage. Heat is the bane of all electronics and I may have shortened its ultimate lifespan a bit, who knows, but I do know two things: 1) I am extremely lucky, and 2) Caffeine is not an app for forgetful notebook users.
 

lc25

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Jul 31, 2009
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You got lucky it didn't cause cosmetic damage as that would have been a real pain to sort out, as others have said a lack of moving parts should mean you are fine.