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smsmart

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 23, 2016
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Okay, this might be a very dumb question, but I think I just need reassurance...

Recently a friend of mine and I were working on a project together at my desk, and my 2015 15" MacBook Pro was sitting lid closed on the desk next to us. My friend had placed some papers on it initially as we were working on our project, which was fine, but at one point he decided to lean closer to the computer monitor of the computer we were working on to see something better...and to my horror I notice that he was leaning against the top of my MacBook with his elbows applying pressure to the top of it!! :mad:

Of course I politely told him that he was leaning on top of my Macbook and to not do that, after which I move the computer to a safer location, but now I have this awful feeling that he caused some kind of internal damage to my relatively new machine. It's one of those "can't unsee" situations :(

Of course I examined the Macbook afterwards and it doesn't appear to have any damage to it...nothing is bent, the screen seems to work fine, it opens and closes normally, etc. So everything looks ok. I'm just worried now that some kind of damage happened internally, particularly the screen within the lid. I mean he was applying half of his body weight with his elbows against the top of the Macbook.

Am I just worrying unnecessarily? Are the MacBooks generally designed to withstand such stresses and durable enough that nothing got damaged and that I have nothing to worry about? It seems like it's fine, and like I said I think I'm just looking for reassurance.
 

xraydoc

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You're right to worry about damage to the screen with that much weight applied, but if it's functioning properly and there's no deformation to the case or display, then likely you dodged the bullet.
 

smsmart

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 23, 2016
13
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You're right to worry about damage to the screen with that much weight applied, but if it's functioning properly and there's no deformation to the case or display, then likely you dodged the bullet.

Yeah I was really aggravated when he did that, I was thinking to myself "how do you not know you're leaning against someone else's laptop?!?!" Like you said, it seems like I dodged a bullet here because everything seems to be working and looks ok, I guess I'm just worried that there's some kind of not-visible damage that happened that's going to show itself somewhere down the line :/
 
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