I just dropped my macbook :(

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by applefan69, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello everyone.. i know my title may seem really sad, but its not as bad as it sound. MY macbook DOES in fact still work, and DOES seem to be fine. Here is the story, and I'll get to my question in a bit.

    So, I was playing my Nintendo Wii, and Chatting on Adium with my Macbook, so as I quickly paused the game I'd go and reply to my friends then I'd return back to my game. Anyways, the way i was sitting and had my macbook positioned was, my macbook was only 3/4 on my desk, and the other quarter was sticking off the end. I thought, whatever that should be fine...

    Well, as i went and paused my game to reply on Adium I somehow bumped my macbook, nd well yeah it fell from my desk and onto my hardwood flooring. (I'd like to make it clear it DID not land on carpet) Good news is, it didnt fall at full speed because I managed to sorta catch it as it was falling, so I slowed down its fall quite a bit I think, but it still hit the floor hard/loud enouh to make my dog bark. >.<

    So I swore out loud and picked my macbook up, and looked it appeared to still be working... only problem was the whole system was locked up with the pinwheel of death. At this point i was scared I ****ed my harddrive up >.<

    I force my computer to shutdown, and start back up... it was an unusually slow start-up... and trust me I'd never been sooo nervous during the spinning gear at the start up before in my entire life... I was like pacin back and forth through my room, sweating, praying, and kicking myself.

    FINALLY my macbook starts up fine... FIRST thing i do is, use Onyx to run a S.M.A.R.T disk anylisis. After that it says my disks seem to be perfectly fine. Thank god for that I can whipe some sweat off now, but im still concerned, since this incident my macbook has fealt slow... or at least slower then usual. I do the only thing i know to do, I restarted my mac.

    Upon restart its back to how it was before it was dropped once again THANK GOD.

    Now heres my question
    Should I be concerned more?... Or does it seem like my macbook will be fine? I may have shortned my macbooks life by a couple months... but this macbook is only 6 months old, so it's inevitable death shouldn't be for AT LEAST 3-5 years.

    Anyone else had experience like this one before? Also, how durable are macbooks generally? Did I just get REALLY lucky by not having my macbook break, or are macbooks built to take a drop or two?
     
  2. efp722 macrumors regular

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    What makes you think your macbook will inevitably die in 3-5 years??
     
  3. applefan69 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just a basic estimate, i honestly have no proof. Laptops usually dont last alot longer then 5 years. But idk i guess.
     
  4. efp722 macrumors regular

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    Oh okay. I was just curious. My macbook is going strong after all most 2 years. no major problems. biggest thing was a HDD upgrade.

    thing still runs as good as the day i got it.
     
  5. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry about the HDD, Apple has sensors in their portables that can detect when your portable falls/moves too fast/etc, and shuts the HDD off to prevent damage.

    I love how just about everything is thought out!!
     
  6. NIPRING macrumors 6502

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  7. applefan69 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OH MY GOD.... are you kidding? That is amazing... wow.... just wow I cant believe how brilliant that is, and im surprised apple doesnt brag about this like they bra about their magsafe power adaptor. I've honestly never heard of this in macbooks before... but if its true then that is amazing. I love apple for stuff like this.
     
  8. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    Do you realize, Macbooks have Sudden Motion Sensors on their hard drives?
    Maybe it picked up the fall and Stopped the HD, hence the spinning beach ball.
     
  9. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    WOW!!! F***!!!! thats amazing. im reading about it on apple's site:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300781

    just like how they have temp sensor on the main components.

    damn, they even have apps for it:

    http://wpram.com/log/2006/05/26/apple_sudden_mo/
     
  10. balk macrumors member

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    haha, I knew about smackbook, but the carpenter's level is also pretty brilliant :)

    And to the TS, make a backup now. Maybe the disk will die in a few days. Glad it ended with little to no damage (for now)! :( :)
     
  11. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    lol to the OP.
    Google MacSabre.
    You'll have some fun times, young Padawan :D
     
  12. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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  13. GeneKam macrumors regular

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    hah all this is old news, its the same way that no laptop has to mention that its wireless internet, unless it is 802.11 N, so unless its something like that, which is still fairly new to mobile technology, apple is not going to mention it, to them it is common knolege. So uless they decerase the response time by half, they will no longer mention this.
     
  14. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Im sure if it was not a Dell or HP running vista it would have packed up straight away... at least i hope it would...

    i say this coz i hate Microsoft, but i hate HP and dell even more who follow them like sheep for their OS...

    SHEEP.......
     
  15. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Just to make you feel a little better, my 2001 TiBook is still going strong (albeit the broken hinges). It still has its original 30GB HDD in it as well :D
     

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