I guess the Universe...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dandiggs, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. dandiggs macrumors newbie

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    wanted me to have a new Macbook Pro.

    So, I was driving to work this morning with a 80-100lb tree stump in the back of my car (kind of a long story). Since it was quite tall, I didn't want to lay it down on its side, allowing it to possibly roll around and mess things up. So I opted to stand it up on its relatively stable end. I make it all the way to work (40 minute commute on curvy road) and when I pull into the parking lot, the stump falls forward, landing on the corner of my laptop bag and this is the jacknifed result. :(

    Good news is, it boots up, keyboard and trackpad work, and it connects to the 'net. Bad news is the screen is smashed and worsening throughout the day and the optical drive is bent at a 45 degree angle. But how lucky am I that it landed on the optical drive and not the hd?

    While I'm bummed - this has been the most reliable Mac I've owned (dating back to the Powerbook 5300cs) - I'm also secretly stoked that my guilt is now minimized when I go out and grab a new GlassBook Pro. Can't decide whether to splurge on the 2.8Ghz upgrade or be content with the 2.53Ghz. My current book is a 2.16 CD.

    I'm thinking about hacking up this MBP, since the guts are inexplicably unharmed and building a custom Media Center with the innards. Any leads on good, low-profile enclosures for this purpose? Or any leads on people who have made a custom HTPC with their MBP guts?

    Anyways, thought I'd share the pics and vent a bit. Moral of the story - heavy logs and Macs don't mix, but I imagine you already knew this...

    PS (Writing this from the damaged MBP via external display and bluetooth keyboard. Talk about a "tough book"!)
     

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  2. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    LOL i cant believe everything (or almost) still works
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Lucky! I mean: I'm sorry.... I mean... what bump?
     
  4. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    That’s phenomenal. Here’s hoping your new one withstands the next tree stump that lands on it! :D
     
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    s***! I'm shocked it works! Taking it apart will be a pain. Good luck to you :)
     
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    thanks for making it another one of those threads. :rolleyes:
     
  11. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    Darn, you beat me to it.
     
  12. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    This is along the same lines as the guy who had their iPod touch ran over, and everything still worked. Yeah, pretty freakin impressive engineering if you ask me. Sucks to here that your computer got crippled by the tree, but now you get the new stuff. Some people just need an excuse.
     
  13. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Nothing wrong w/ that, some people are just toooo picky...
     
  14. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    I agree, get over it, it's just a little scratch..
     
  15. Kyrahlynn macrumors member

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    whoa... in a sick, twisted sort of way, that's fascinating o_O...at least it's aluminum- a laptop with a plastic case would've probably been a lot worse off.

    I'm pretty impressed with Apple, though- that's one tough comp to still be working :D
     
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    That really sucks, but glad to see that it still kinda works!!!
     
  19. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    "it's just a flesh wound"
     
  20. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Very topical. Your MBP is having an ergonomic crisis. :eek:
     
  21. vista.john macrumors regular

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    Got to be the toughest Mac out there. I still remember the day my old MBP logicboard went south after it dropped from my bag about two feet high... The weired thing, screen and hard drive still worked...
     
  22. rickolis macrumors member

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    that's so sad and funny at the same time! enjoy your new mbp, whichever you decide to get! i went with the 2.53 and just decided to be content (=
     
  23. kevo0822 macrumors regular

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    You could try taking it to the Genius bar and pulling the whole "I don't know what happened. I woke up and the screen was broken" argument.
    :p
     
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    haha
     

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