Have you ever accidentally dropped your Mac?

Have you ever accidentally dropped your Mac?

  • Yes

    Votes: 43 51.2%
  • No

    Votes: 41 48.8%

  • Total voters
    84

iosKing

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 8, 2016
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Yes. I tripped over someone's feet in the hallway today and it went flying. It's okay other than a dent. I was so worried about my little Macbook!
 

Pugly

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Jun 7, 2016
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Not yet.... But I've been bringing mine literally everywhere with me... so it's inevitable that I'll drop it eventually.

I've seen some drop tests and it seems pretty durable. I'm not too worried.
 

iosKing

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 8, 2016
8
3
Not yet.... But I've been bringing mine literally everywhere with me... so it's inevitable that I'll drop it eventually.

I've seen some drop tests and it seems pretty durable. I'm not too worried.
Yeah everyone says that a drop is inevitable if you actually use the laptop as a portable computer, like you're supposed to. I know this isn't a big deal, as dents happened and the computer is seemingly working better than ever, but it still hurts until I get it fixed! Thanks for making me feel al little better though!
 

grahamperrin

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Jun 8, 2007
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I have. Countless times. Not the Mac itself, but sometimes when I'm packing or unpacking the back-pack I rest the back-pack on a chair and it falls off with the computer in it.

Have you ever lost a foot from an Apple notebook?

Well, have you?

I lost all four and 'cause I'm not fussy, I put in their place four really chunky deep black rubber feet that were previously on a 1990s desktop. The combined mass of all four is probably close to the mass of an Apple Watch.
 

iosKing

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 8, 2016
8
3
I have. Countless times. Not the Mac itself, but sometimes when I'm packing or unpacking the back-pack I rest the back-pack on a chair and it falls off with the computer in it.

Have you ever lost a foot from an Apple notebook?

Well, have you?

I lost all four and 'cause I'm not fussy, I put in their place four really chunky deep black rubber feet that were previously on a 1990s desktop. The combined mass of all four is probably close to the mass of an Apple Watch.
Haha I like how this "well, have you?" is a thing now. No I haven't lost a foot. I keep it in a shell but I know I'd lose one without it lol so that's alright. I'm not a big fan of the feet. They're slippery. I'm just upset about my lid not closing :-O. But it should be fixed.
 

Left4DeadBoy

macrumors regular
Sep 20, 2015
174
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hi I never thought it would happen to my important Mac! and I dont think it will in the future!
 

iosKing

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 8, 2016
8
3
hi I never thought it would happen to my important Mac! and I dont think it will in the future!
I know, I didn't either! I try to be so careful with it because it is literally my favorite thing ever. I don't even touch it with greasy hands and I had two cases on it. Still. I guess accidents happen but I can't believe that I dropped it. I just sent it in for repair. You guys think that Apple will be careful with it, right?
 

Boyd01

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Staff member
Feb 21, 2012
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Sure, it could happen to anyone… "there but for the grace of god go I…"

Nevertheless, I haven't ever dropped my 2013 MBA. Never dropped my 2011 MBA. Never dropped my 2008 MBP. Never dropped my Aluminum Powerbook G4. Never dropped by Titanium Powerbook G4…. and I could continue this right back to my first laptop, a Macintosh Duo 210. I never spilled water on any of those computers either.

Now that I've written this, I've probably jinxed myself though. :D
 
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bingeciren

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Sep 6, 2011
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Aluminum unibody bends, gouges, scratches and dents very easily. Luckily most of the time the damage is cosmetic but nevertheless very expensive to repair.
 

jiannichan

macrumors newbie
Jan 8, 2013
12
2
Yes, my Macbook Air. My new company provided backpack OGIO something, has a side zipper for the laptop compartment and I had forgotten to close it. I carried a traditional backpack and don't usually close the zipper. Walking across the parking lot to my car, the MBA slipped out and fell down hitting the corner. Happened twice actually hitting the same corner. I had it in a neoprene sleeve so the damage wasn't TOO bad. Took a fine file to it and filed it down to where it wasn't sharp and looked better. I no longer use that backpack.
 
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Old Muley

macrumors 6502a
Jan 6, 2009
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Titletown USA
I've been exceptionally careful with my Macbook Pro, but did manage to "drop" it once. That day I had set it on a kid's high-chair in our kitchen. The removable tray of the high-chair was not locked in, and the whole thing flipped upside down and fell straight to the tile floor. Amazingly, my Macbook hit the floor perfectly flat with a solid thud. My expectation was that there would be some damage when I picked it up, at least a dent in the top or scratches. Happily there was nothing- with the exception that a lot of dust and crumbs had been knocked out of the keyboard. The only thing that seems off is that it no longer sleeps when I close the lid, but I'm not entirely sure that was from this incident.
 

SamRyouji

macrumors member
Jun 1, 2016
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Not me, but my friend's 2011 MBP non retina. Dropped 7 feet to the bus floor, the corner takes the first dip and dented. But other than the iffy dent, his MBP still works flawlessly until this very moment.
 
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Les Kern

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Apr 26, 2002
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Oh hell yes. And just once since 1985, and it was a doozy. Set the laptop on top my Smart car. It started to slide off the back, I tangled my legs trying to catch it and did this. Took 3 years to heal up. Laptop only had two tiny scratches on it. It cost $25,000 for each scratch.
 

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snorkelman

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Oct 25, 2010
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dropped the current one several times also knocked it against a door and edge of a workbench


..I've also left it at a cash machine (5 mins) and propped against the kerb outside a site we were visiting (around half an hour) Each time in a scarlet red neoprene sleeve - it has a charmed life :)

previous one got a harder time - used to be in habit of using the neoprene sleeve as a giant stretchy envelope and would slide a few screwdrivers and a pair of wire cutters in alongside it if I was stuck for anywhere to carry them
 
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iosKing

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 8, 2016
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Hmm. Thanks for sharing your stories! I just got mine back and it is perfect! If I hadn't gotten an exception, it would have been $492! Whoever said it was expensive was right!
 

kingtj

macrumors 68030
Oct 23, 2003
2,599
742
Brunswick, MD
It's been a while, but back when the aluminum Macbook Pro was a new thing, I had mine take a dive off of a table onto a concrete floor while I was working on a server for a customer. I accidentally tripped over the ethernet cable I had attached to it. (So much for the mag-safe adapter saving me from this problem!)

Luckily, it landed on a corner and didn't do any damage to the machine itself. It left a nasty dent in the corner of it, but it didn't affect the operation of anything. I wound up getting compensated for its repair cost a few months later because I had a situation where it was in the trunk of my car when I got rear-ended. I remember the cost to replace the damaged bottom and top cover was close to $700 back then.
 

Mrbobb

macrumors 601
Aug 27, 2012
4,989
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Accidentally no, but intentionally once rage made me threw one against the wall.

Seriously, what are you dreaming? What you are perfect, never tripped, never had an accident of any kind? Is not a matter of if, just when, your first, shinny, expensive laptop WILL bang into something.
 

jacqueg

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Dec 15, 2014
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Yes, a couple times. My stomach did a major dance each time, but my Mac never turned a hair. Thank goodness.
 
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