Has any one's iMac fallen of their desk?

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  1. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    Has any one's iMac fallen of their desk? I am always worried about it happening. If it did happen can you post some pics of the damage. Also what was the worst thing you have seen done to a computer?
     
  2. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    I watched my beige G3 tower fly out the back of my truck on a busy city street, I managed to save the Hard Drive had to purchase a new computer case, processor, etc. But no data was lost.
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I once was at an Apple Store where a guy just picked up his iMac from repair at the Genius Bar. He tucked it under his arm and walked out of the building, where he let it slip out of his hands, landing face-down on the concrete sidewalk. The glass screen shattered, and who knows what other damage occurred.

    It was one of those moments where you're just glad it didn't happen to you.
     
  4. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    Ouch! :(

    Bad news. Otherwise, I have never seen an iMac 'fall' off a desk.
     
  5. Dry Rot macrumors member

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    A mate's cat jumped down onto his desk, knocking his iMac face forward onto the desk. The mouse broke the screen.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Dude are you serious. The only way its gonna fall off is if you throw it down.
     
  7. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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  8. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    :eek: I'd be so mad at that cat. Luckily I don't have a cat. Did I mention how mad i'd be?
     
  9. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    That cat WOULD be killed on the spot if that was my iMac, no doubt about it.
     
  10. Jozone macrumors 6502

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    Really bugs me that 24'' is the only model with VESA capability.. iMacs would be that much better if they could universally be mounted.
     
  11. Dry Rot macrumors member

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    The poor cat was run over soon after - the owner swears it wasn't him.

    Shame, he was a nice cat.
     
  12. svndmvn Guest

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    it was the mouse again..
    jk, feel kinda bad for the cat though.. and for the owner
     
  13. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I have a kitty who likes to jump, a ratchet strap to the desk works well as iMac's are very top heavy...
     
  14. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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  15. DavidR91 macrumors member

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    No idea - but if you're mounting anything other than a cinema display it (i.e. the actual iMac) then I would be a bit wary. Moving the machine around whilst it's on is risky to say the least, especially since every single component is in the main body of your machine. Motion + Hard drives without SMS = Risky :S
     
  16. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    When I read this, the thing that jumps to mind is Ari Gold pushing his iMac off his desk in a rage. LOL
     
  17. earth.mark.two macrumors newbie

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    No and Thank God because I think I'd have a heart attack and die at my 2.5k computer crashing toward the ground. :(
     

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