Mac mini felt from 6 feet to solid floor

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by the vj, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. the vj macrumors 6502a

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    I have my Mac Mini attached to a 42" LCD screen. I used this "recosable fastener" and it has been like that for a week.

    I just came into teh room and saw the mac mini on the floor and I thought: I didn't leave it there?

    Then I realized the thing felt from the rear of the screen at 6 feet high to the floor made of concrete!!!!!

    Oh damn!!!! it was a week old or so!!!

    I tried to power it back on and nothing, I swear I prayed and I pushed the button again and it started up!

    Is working just fine. The recosable fastener still attached to the screen, the glue that stick to the mac mini was weak. It took a week to felt like that.

    But the good news is that tyhe computer is just fine, just a minor scratch but I am so glad the hard drive is fine as well the entire box. That little thing just passed the test.
     
  2. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    Six feet?! That is amazing. Just to be safe I would keep watch of the hard drive's S.M.A.R.T. status. It should indicate if it is having problems.

    I may end up buying a Mini yet.
    :)
     
  3. Pugpuppydude macrumors regular

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    That is incredible. Your God must love you dearly, or Mac Minis are indestructible :eek:
     
  4. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    Great story, glad it all turned out ok. But just to repeat what another poster said, I would definitely keep an eye on the SMART status for a little while.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Woahser that sucks man. Glad the mini is still kicking.
     
  6. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    Thats another reason we have to paying more for apple products :rolleyes:

    Some might disagree but to me Apple is quality. Dropped my touch many...many.....and many times. Some on Concrete some on wooded floor.

    Nothing wrong.

    Yeah, surprised it didnt crack open or something :eek:
     
  7. amelsen macrumors member

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    dude.. try it again and see if it still holds! =)
     
  8. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    He can't cure AIDS or cancer, or intervene with wars, but when there's a Mac mini on the line, he steps in. :rolleyes:
     
  9. iSimx macrumors 6502

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    he's most definately a mac user ;)
     
  10. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Or I was being very sarcastic and think its BS. :)

    Cue the "Does G-d use a Mac" threads.
     
  11. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    I AM!:p
     
  12. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

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    Wow you must have long arms to feel it from that distance! :eek:
     
  13. dazz macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering: 6 feet. so is this guy's desk 4 feet up?
     
  14. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    I'd tend to think it was the construction of the device :)
     
  15. lamerica80 macrumors 6502a

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    Awsome story! I have one too!

    Yesterday i was having dinner with my girlfriend. I was checking todays weather on my macbook as we were talking, and when i was done i shut the lid and put the macbook in the bookshelf behind me. At the same time my girlfriend leaned over to get more salad and tipped over her glass of wine, and wine spilled out all over the table - JUST WHERE MY MACBOOK HAD BEEN SITTING JUST MOMENTS BEFORE!! If the macbook still had been there it WOULD HAVE GOTTEN WINE ALL OVER IT!

    Needless to say i prayed my thanks to god after this.
     
  16. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    I literally kicked my PowerBook G3 off the chair by accident the other day...don't ask me how that happened.

    Still working thankfully :)
     
  17. FoxHoundADAM macrumors regular

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    You're lucky! Yet my iPod dies in the palm of my hand just for pressing the "next song" button.
     
  18. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Who said anything about a desk? Read the thread properly.
     
  19. showcow45 macrumors newbie

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    lmao i was waiting for someone to say that
     
  20. rjames86 macrumors member

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    My touch once fell out of my pocket while riding my bike at probably 15-20mph. has two small scratches and thats it. I was terrified.
     
  21. acron1 macrumors regular

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    Glad to hear the mini is O.K. but how about the concrete floor? :rolleyes:
     
  22. the vj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The screen is placed on a wall in my post production studio and the mini is attached behind it. Is working just fine.
     
  23. MorzillA macrumors 6502

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    We are just not cool enough for a PC

    You know, that thought kept going trough my head.....




    :apple:
     
  24. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I doubt God gives a crap about any of this materialistic obsession exhibited here at Macrumors.
     
  25. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I sure hope you found a better way to secure it to the wall after your scare yesterday?
     

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