How durable is your macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cmm, May 31, 2008.

  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2006
    Thought I'd start a thread for people interested in a macbook, or just to share stories.

    This is without a doubt the most durable machine I've ever used.

    Last night I fell asleep with the macbook on my stomach and I woke up to see it had fallen off my bed, landed like a V (screen and keyboard down), and the power adapter was still connected!

    Everything works. Added 3rd party 4GB of ram and a 320 GB HDD.


    What about you?
  2. sex--a--peel macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2008
    i know they are great little machines, i love mine to pieces although it has been back to apple a few times. but luckily i have the care protection plan which i suggest getting if you take yours on journeys like i do. i have broken some of the casing off mine because i had it in a shoulder bag and i was cycling and the bag was too low and it got smashed by the tire so when it was convinet i stopped and took it out opened it up and it was fine apart from the broken plastic made me chuckle if any thing that it has survived being smashed against that. i also never switch mine off and it is fine i love it to bits :apple:
  3. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
    The outer case has taken some cosmetic damage (cracks, hairline scratches, etc...), but my MacBook has held up well otherwise. I once set my MacBook down on the couch and went to leave the room. When I was in the kitchen, I heard a thud and found my MacBook on the floor. It ran fine afterwards.
  4. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    well, after sliding of my binder and gashing one corner and then falling out of an unzipped laptop bag onto concrete and gashing the other, and besides common macbook cracks, my macbook works flawlessly - I love it!
  5. Mackan macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2007
    Not to criticize anything, but it is mostly about luck if your notebook (not just MacBooks) survives a fall or not. Slightly different angle next time, and there goes your screen or something else. No one is brave enough to try a scientific procedure of repeatingly dropping thier notebook, right? ;)
  6. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2006
    It's been done before, but by people who are given many, many laptops to try this out on. In my opinion, the macbook is more durable than the mbp.
  7. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

    May 2, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    More durable then the MBP eh?

    Haha. Though the MBP's are heavier.
  8. Macnoviz macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    Roeselare, Belgium
    I have some hairline scratches on the exterior, but I do have a chipped "a" key. I don't know how it happened, but it has an indent and some cracks in it. Still works well, though, and it's not uncomfortable to use
  9. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2006
    I actually have the same thing; it's like somebody used a knife and carved a few lines in there.

    And about two inches long by less than half a cm wide of the case has some off on the right side of the mouse pad. Not sure if Apple would replace the case though they sent me a box for repairs. I wish I could just drop it off at the 5th Ave store.
  10. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    To be honest I dont think apple have done a good job with the white macbooks, not sure about the black macbooks as I've never had one.

    I have never come across a laptop that cracks when closed, discolors (at least thats been fixed), cracks due to heat, spacebar hits screen when closed, magsafe meltdowns etc etc etc, laughable really but thats apple for you.

    At least they have admitted their design faults and will even replace the parts when out of warranty. I'm happy with my macbook, but not sure if first time mac users would be.

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