My MBP got ran over by a car.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JHNguyen, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. JHNguyen macrumors member

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    :(

    I'd rather not talk about it too much. But all I can say is, it was in a case. And it survived.. sort of. The top case is bent a little bit, and the slot cd driver is squished. I can't fit in a CD. Everything else works fine so far.

    I hope its okay to be using it, and to still leave it on 24/7.

    I'll take pictures tomorrow.

    EDIT: pictures on page 2.

    Paypal donations are welcome ;) JHNguyen89@gmail.com
     
  2. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Er, that's good I guess? Please do tell what case you have..
     
  3. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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    That really sucks. How could that ever happen?!
     
  4. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    man, that is when you wish it was still made out of Ti

    crazyness man, cant wait for the pics
     
  5. Mott macrumors newbie

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    Sorry bro. It's good to hear it still works. I can't wait to see the pictures.
     
  6. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    If you are daring, you could probably take the keyboard cover off the MBP and bend the keyboard case a little since I'd assume the keyboard cover area is slightly bent. In addition then you can bend the top portion of the DVD drive cover. Assuming the DVD drive itself works, you should be able to insert a DVD/CD in at this point.

    A lot of ifs though. Some pictures would help.
     
  7. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

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    Wow.. thats crazy. I kinda want to know what happened. Sorry tho. Thats good that your MBP still works. And yes!! please do tell what kind of case you got!!

    -JoE
     
  8. Arthur Young macrumors newbie

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    Thats insane, I can't believe it still works !

    i'll wanna see photos, to see just how much damage the mbp can take, but at the same time i feel guilty for saying so.

    hey at least it still works. most laptops would not.
     
  9. bdgdoom macrumors member

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    you know i had a dream about this the other night...needless to say i woke up in a cold sweat
     
  10. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Oh and a reminder that you should probably back everything up asap...you never know when a runover computer is gonna crap out..
     
  11. timimbo85 macrumors regular

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    man that sucks. you should get apple care if your 1yr is up, and just return it and get a new one!!!!! beat the system
     
  12. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    I was just thinking that !!!!


    definatly post pics... I am curious to see how well it held up....

    and very sorry to hear this... makes for a crappy day
     
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  14. emoh macrumors member

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    oh man! So sorry to hear that. IT's amazing that it survived the run-over. really must show the pic...
     
  15. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    1) Super-sorry, that really sucks
    2) I hope it was a Core Duo
    3) Pics please
    4) It seems to have survived better than expected... what case did you have?

    Hope everything works out.
     
  16. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    you cant return it and get a new one...thats only within the first 14 days
     
  17. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

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    You actually believe they will replace a computer that's been run over by a car? I think "the system" has beaten you.
     
  18. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    If the driver made some mistake you could ask him to let his insurance pay for the damage.
     
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  20. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Applecare isn't insurance, it wouldn't help.
     
  21. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    This makes my mind up - I am going NOW to buy a 500gb external HD and back up a mirror image on my MacBook...
     
  22. dumoon macrumors newbie

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  23. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    No wonder people recommend Applecare, they don't know what it really does.. :rolleyes: Jobs thanks you..
     
  24. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

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    Indeed.
     
  25. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer to buy from Apple, especially because I almost always BTO, but Best Buy's warranty is far superior and would cover accidental damage (even if it's your fault). That's just for future reference for anyone on here who know's that they're clumsy or accident prone. That's my recommendation.
     

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