Have you ever accidentally dropped your Mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iosKing, Sep 8, 2016.


Have you ever accidentally dropped your Mac?

  1. Yes

    43 vote(s)
  2. No

    41 vote(s)
  1. iosKing macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
  2. iosKing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    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!
  3. Pugly macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2016
    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.
  4. iosKing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    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!
  5. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    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.
  6. iosKing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    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.
  7. Left4DeadBoy macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2015
    hi I never thought it would happen to my important Mac! and I dont think it will in the future!
  8. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Is it?

    Well, is it?
  9. iosKing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    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?
  10. Boyd01, Sep 11, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2016

    Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    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
  11. happycadaver macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2012
  12. bingeciren macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2011
    Aluminum unibody bends, gouges, scratches and dents very easily. Luckily most of the time the damage is cosmetic but nevertheless very expensive to repair.
  13. someoldguy macrumors 68000

    Aug 2, 2009
    Yup , but the MBA is in a shell and the shell took the hit
  14. jiannichan macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2013
    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.
  15. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

    Old Muley

    Jan 6, 2009
    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.
  16. soym macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2010
  17. SamRyouji, Sep 13, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016

    SamRyouji macrumors member


    Jun 1, 2016
    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.
  18. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    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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  19. snorkelman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2010
    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
  20. iosKing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    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!
  21. kingtj macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2003
    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.
  22. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    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.
  23. kiwipeso1 Suspended


    Sep 17, 2001
    Wellington, New Zealand
    No, but I seem to have a nasty scratch on my MBA where the thunderbolt port is just before the case cover.
  24. jacqueg macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2014
    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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