I just plunged onto the floor with my MBP in my hands

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  1. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    Just a few minutes ago, I picked up my MBP from the table and went to sit in a chair, and started to say something to someone in another room, but instead of my butt finding the chair next to me, I ended up on the floor. I barely touched the chair and thudded onto the ground. Somehow, I managed to both keep my laptop in my hands and also avoid injuring myself.

    Anyone done anything like that before?
     
  2. nazuk macrumors 6502

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    First you broke your adapter, and now there's this close call. Time to go to bed, and stay away from your computer. It ain't worth it...try again tomorrow. :D
     
  4. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    Oh yes, and with a less than 24 hour old MacBook Pro!

    I think I almost had a heart attack! All I could see was $3000 falling.

    Thankfully though I still had it in my hands after I fell and nothing was broken...

    ~Crawn

    P.S. My palms started sweating just remembering that! Lol!
     
  5. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow...that brings me back to Friday when I had my PowerBook on a counter and tried to put it in my bag, just about dropped a good...four or so feet to the floor. Considering I have several teachers at my school whom used to have the same model(G3 Pismo), and the reason they don't have the same model anymore is because they broke the screen, i was scared ****less.

    Luckily I caught it. :D
     
  6. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I tripped up the stairs one day holding my MBP open in my left hand and a bag in my right hand. Somehow managed to lay myself out still holding both things, ended up with a nice bruise on my leg... but nothing more.
     
  7. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    i dropped my ibook clamshell down a flight of stairs like 7 months ago

    its broke and the screen cracked

    it wont boot

    but it was already crappy slow and old
     
  8. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    I once dropped my MBP off of a bridge. I jumped down after it and managed to cushion its landing, but unfortunately, I died in the process. The MBP was fine though, just a slight scuff.
     
  9. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    then are u in heaven? on ur ultra portable unrealeased macbook
     
  10. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Dropped my old MacBook Pro on my piano. Only fell about 30 cm, but it could have so easily fallen even further. Left a nasty mark on the piano, but it already had a few dents on it anyway...
     
  11. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    So..... you're posting from beyond the grave??? Creepy!
     
  12. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    we should change the title to


    "i admit...ive dropped my apple laptop"
     
  13. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    We have a rule in our family: you must CLOSE the laptops before carrying them around the house. PC users get in the habit of carrying them around with the lid open because waking from sleep can be so slow. But with a Mac, there's no reason NOT to close it, even if you're just taking a few steps.
     
  14. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    Very good point. I'm guilty of carrying mine while open, and it's always at the worst times... like when I'm excited and I want to show something I've done / found / etc.

    I'll have to try following that rule in my own house :)
     
  15. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Just a side-note, but this thread seems to be growing pretty darn quickly.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    but it is the same people replying! :0
     
  17. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good call!

    I hope today goes better than yesterday :p.
     
  18. eric55lv Guest

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    that happened to me but my iBook took the blow so lucky you
     
  19. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    so we've learned that when your mac is on the line sacrifice your life for it.
     
  20. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    My iBook fell down a flight of satirs in a way that could only be described by this photoshop mockup:
    [​IMG]

    It was in a protective sleeve though but I still cried. Oh and I stopped it after about stair 4.
     
  21. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Quaint, yet effective.

    Did it recover from the accident?
     
  22. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Well I used it after that, but later on it died from logic board failure which is common on these models.
     
  23. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

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    My PowerBook, whilst open, fell from a bed onto its spine about a year ago... it's mostly fine, although the bottom two-thirds of the screen does sometimes turn into something that can only be described as a psychedelic barcode.
     
  24. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    Well, this has happened to me many times, but the worst was with a PC laptop before I switched to Mac. It was late at night, and I was walking up stairs while working on my laptop. I wasn't quite watching where I was going. As I took a step for what I thought was another step, I tripped and fell down the stairs. My laptop only fell about 4 feet, but it landed directly on the hinge of the screen. When I opened it, the screen connection was dead. I sent it off to Compaq, and it was repaired. I did have to reformat my HD and reinstall Windows all because I tried to plug in a VGA monitor. :confused: Oh, the wonderful world of Windoze.
     
  25. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    About a week ago I was carrying my PowerBook in its bag while I went to put an envelope in the mailbox. I slipped on the ice quite promptly, and fell directly onto the concrete/ice, but I found myself holding the laptop bag high above my head. I was sore for about 3 days from that fall.

    Also, a couple days ago I had my PowerBook sleeping on a table at my friend's house, and it mysteriously fell to the ground after hopping to the other side of the table, hitting someone in the shoulder. There is a poltergeist in that house that hates me. Previously, my iPhone was launched across the room in that house while in my friend's hands. I watched it happen, it made no sense.
     

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