I dropped my Macbook pro :-(


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 9, 2007
nr Blackpool
This is what happens when you fall down some stairs into a baby gate and break your wrist because you're trying to protect a laptop :(

My laptop is working, takes a while longer to boot up and sometimes has a ticking noise and more often a whirling noise (dvd drive) I've run the disk utility and it shows up HD error but S.M.A.R.T is verified. Oh and the lid won't close.

I need to get some quotes for an insurance claim, would anybody be able to recommend any in Blackpool area, Lancashire, UK?

by looking at the pics do you think it can be repaired?

Regards, Laura



Administrator emeritus
Jan 15, 2006
The Kop
Hope your wrist is alright.

That looks like it'll be an insurance write off. It may work now but the amount that case is damaged i wouldn't be surprised is there was some logic board damage/ other internal components. I wouldn't even bother getting a quote if it where me.


macrumors 65816
Jun 6, 2005
Anything can be repaired for a price. The price on something like this might be the same amount as just buying a new laptop if you repaired it through Apple.


macrumors 68020
Jun 7, 2007
Holy Sh!·!!! Those pictures made me cry.

Sorry about your fall and that you broke your wrist. I've told many people that typing while walking just isn't safe...;)

Yes, it can be repaired, but I'm pretty sure the cost would probably come out to be the same as just buying a new one. Just look at it as though it were time to upgrade.:eek:

Good luck, and again sorry to hear the bad news.


macrumors regular
Mar 17, 2007
that sucks. hope your wrist heals up quickly. I wouldn't bother getting it repaired if you have insurance just get a new one. i would put the hard drive in an external enclosure so that you still have your data.:(


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 9, 2007
nr Blackpool
thanks guys.. I'm still crying and it happened last week!

The policy says to get 2 quotes before a claim can be made on my house insurance. Do you think Apple would do a quote by email? I bought it from the Apple store last year and still paying for it :eek:

There doesn't seem to be many apple Mac specialists around my area, I'll have to make some calls next week.

I've quickly backed up everything just in case it stops altogether.

Steve Jobs=God

macrumors 6502
Apr 13, 2007
Are there any authorised resellers nearby? i think one of the requirements to become authorised to have a repair center, either on site or outsourcing, so they could give you a quote.

My ex did the same recently, dropped her iBook and messed the screen up, went down the reseller store and they gave a quote for £300

The Flashing Fi

macrumors 6502a
Sep 23, 2007
If there is no logic board damage, then by the looks of it, you may need a new Superdrive, That clicking noise and errors are the hard drive, so you'll need a new one as those are the sounds of a failing one. You will then need to get the actual case repaired. You can find laptop hard drives anywhere online. However, because I'm American, I don't know of any UK places for computer parts off the top of my head (I wouldn't recommend buying one from Apple or from a store, as they will generally rip you off).

As long as the screen isn't damaged and the logic board isn't damaged, I think it's worth fixing.


macrumors 603
Dec 11, 2006
holy **** I was expecting a dent or something but that thing looks like it got run over by a truck

anyways it's probably not worth repairing that :/


macrumors 6502
Apr 3, 2007
"ouch" !! that hurts!! hope ur wrist gets fine soon.. i guess u might be able to get it fixed but it might cost a bomb..


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 9, 2007
nr Blackpool
I've done some emailing to try get some quotes. PC repair places I tried today didn't want to know. I've checked the offcial Apple site and Manchester is the nearest to me. But thats over an hour away which I don't want to travel just for a quote.

Hmmm I must remember to take out the RAM if/when it gets scraped.

Thanks for the advice guys



macrumors regular
Apr 12, 2007
sad ... I can understand your feeling right now, sorry for ur loss.. it's like a tragedy for ppl who loves their MacBook Pro's

this made my accident doesn't even qualify as an accident :(

anyway looks like u also need new bottom case



macrumors 6502
Dec 13, 2003
Did you fall off a building? :p That's an extensive amount of damage!

The main thing is that you didn't suffer anything worse than a broken wrist. Your home insurance should take care of the rest...


macrumors 68040
Oct 23, 2006
I recommend Endsleigh. You could then have your accident a couple of months from now...

In the mean time, best of luck.

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