New Member-dropped my macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by golfing bob, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. golfing bob macrumors member

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    I read this forum many times before purchasing my 2010 macbook pro. This forum helped make my decision to join the "MAC" world. I dropped my Macbook this morning and everything seems fine. I know there is motion detector and it is enabled. Is there any tests to run to make sure everything is OK and can I tell if the motion detector sensed anything?
    Thanks for your help
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Yup! Hold D when you boot and run the Apple hardware test. As long as the HDD isn't making crazy noises, and your screen is not discolored, you are probably fine.

    Was it a far drop?
     
  3. golfing bob thread starter macrumors member

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    About 4 feet hit hardwood floor-HDD is silent-screen is fine
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Other than some cosmetic damage, you are probably fine then. I'd still run the hardware test though.
     
  5. golfing bob thread starter macrumors member

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    I have never run any test in the MAC world. Just hold the letter d and turn the computer on?
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Yes. Immediately after hitting the power button, hold D. It will take a min to load, and then you will be brought to a blue screen where you can run the test.
     
  7. golfing bob thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help-everything checked out OK
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Good to hear!
     
  9. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    That's good that there was no damage. Dropping your notebook sucks.
     

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