Note to self: Don't leave MacBook on top of car.

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  1. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Yesterday I put my MacBook on the roof of my car while I cleared off room for one of my friends. She was in a case/case of course. So as I was driving and I turned the corner onto a busy intersection I noticed a black bag on the ground when driving away. I finally realized what it was and did a u-turn and stopped in the middle of the median. I ran out of my car watching as the possibility of my beloved computer getting smashed to pieces was increased. Luckily, every car dodged it. I ran into the middle of the road, picked it up, then noticed a cop pulled over before me. He was writing me a ticket for dangerous driving and interfering with traffic, but after after I told him what had happened, he apologized and asked if I was alright. I got in my car and pulled my baby out of her case and she was alright. When I got home all I noticed on her is that when she's closed the top bottom are just a little bit unaligned.
     
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    Wow, so it all stills works? That's pretty impressive.
     
  4. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Luckily, no. It was going to be for $75. He must be a loyal Mac fan. XD

    Yepp! :D
    Most PC's would have broken from that kind of a fall and while turning.
    I was soooo scared as I was running toward it.
     
  5. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    That's what I was thinking, I was trying to imagine my mum's laptop surviving a similar bash... or my brother's, or my sister's... :p
     
  6. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    Wow! That's probably worse than leaving a baby on the roof of a car. *Close one*
     
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    Glad you got your computer back and it wasn't damaged too badly. That said, you should be more careful. A laptop ain't worth getting killed over.
     
  9. Gold89 macrumors 6502

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    QFT. Jolly impressive (not to mention lucky). :)
     
  10. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Lucky SOB. Better it happened now than later when you have a baby :eek: ;)
     
  11. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    My signature tells all about the punishment that my precious has had. :eek:

    Nice to see that I'm not the only one that anthropomorphises my material possessions. :)
     
  12. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I keep seeing that in your sig and keep meaning to ask you.. how the hell did that happen!? :p
     
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    Glad you didnt hit anyone, though.

    Someone once left their macbook pro on the top of their car here in the dorms. She got to the forth floor, and by the time she realized and headed straight back down, someone had already taken it.

    She tried flyers, but everyone pretty much said that its already formatted and on eBay.
     
  14. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    A laptop isn't, but an Apple product is.
     
  15. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Send it back to Apple under a warranty repair. Tell them excessive heat caused the problem. You will at least have a chance then. Do it and let me know what happens. My Think-pad under the same conditions would have suffered less damage.
     
  16. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Right. :rolleyes:
     
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    Must be we need more of them! That is good that it did't end up seriously damaged
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I think that's a bit of a stretch. It really just means that you got lucky with how it fell.
     
  19. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Left. :cool:
     
  20. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    But this is my baby.

    Umm... I don't think that will work, this is a summer 2007 MacBook.
     
  21. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhh, that's why it survived the fall. Unibody would have been toast!
     
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    Talk about being lucky! Hopefully that'll make you remember to watch your laptop next time. :)
     
  23. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Really? Plastic against unibody aluminum?
    Then again she has been through a lot. Her right palm rest is crack, on the bottom going up between the USB ports there are two cracks intersecting, and now she has fallen off of a car while turning.
     
  24. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'd put up a new shelf, which seemed sturdy enough, just above my desk and put all of my computer related books and songbooks on it, which add up to a fair weight I suppose. A week later I got back from my girlfriend's to see my desk with a pile of books and a shelf on it. That left it with a couple of small dings in the cover.

    A couple of weeks later I was video editing with my studio headphones on that have a very long lead. I was called, took off the headphones and put them next to the laptop and got up to walk to the door. The lead caught around my foot and the laptop went flying. That time it got a big dent on the corner where it hit the ground, but I pretty much got that out with a hammer and a bit of wood.

    Before all of that, I'd kept it pristine for two years. :( Ah well, gives her character. :)
     
  25. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So it happened twice? D:
     

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