Oops. I broke an instore Macbook...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JoeKarame, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. JoeKarame macrumors regular


    May 2, 2005
    Well, not broke it per se...I was testing it out - first time I'd seen one in the flesh. I decided to see how the lid closed and how the magnets in it worked. So I shut it. And then I opened it again. The thing just wouldn't go off standby. Nothing I did reactivated it it.

    I though it best to run away.

    I did pop in again later on in the day, and they'd got it working again, but I'd imagine they'd have had to take the battery out and reboot it.

    But aside from that, I though it was a great machine. I don't think I could go back to a smaller screen now, but it's a very nice laptop it has to be said.

    Sorry Apple store ;)
  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nah it's all good, they would of just forced a restart by holding in the power button :) Next time just do it yourself ;)
  3. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2005
  4. BrianSalts macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2006
    maybe you didn'nt break it- maybe it was broken already.

    don't be too hard on yourself :p. electronics don't have feelings :p
  5. Shamus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2006
    Ah, I think that things like this would occur on a regular basis in electronic shops. People like to have a play with the machines, not just stand back and watch.

    For some reason, I am cursed with digital camera displays. Whenever I start looking at the cameras, the blasted alarm goes off. I know that I have done nothing wrong, but its still annoying that it scares the crap out of you, and the security people need to come over and make sure everything is allright and turn the alarm off. :rolleyes:
  6. BrianSalts macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2006
    lol u feel so embarassed when that happens. everyone looks at u like ur gonna steal something.
  7. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005
    what did you think of the MacBook before it died?
  8. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006

    Once I though I did that too. I closed the lid, opened up. My friends are much anti-mac, so they started asking why it tookit so long to wake up. It didwake up after a minute or so. Until they see that my own MacBook starts instantly after opening the lid, they think it's slow:p
  9. JoeKarame thread starter macrumors regular


    May 2, 2005
    I liked it to a certain degree, although I was suprised that I preferred the black one - something which was not planned. I was a keen iBook fan, and adored the white look, yet there's something slightly 'cheap' looking about the white Macbook really.

    I didn't really go for the keyboard either - it felt rather rubbery to me. But at the end of the day, I'm sure I'd adjust to that fine.

    All in all, they're good machines - and I was quite impressed with the glossy screen - the colours do seem very vibrant indeed.

    However, I'm not disappointed with my MBP :)
  10. wxboss macrumors member


    May 13, 2006
    Jax, FL
    When I was growing up, I always thought that gremlins were to blame for things that worked one moment and then didn't the next I time I returned to it.

    Say, you haven't been messing around with any stereos lately because I swore my was working just the other day :) .
  11. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    When you close a macbook you have to wait for the light to pulsate until you can open it. Until then it hasn't gone to sleep, just turned off the display.
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I've frozen display models before. IMO it's just because those machines are on all day long being used by countless people and have god-knows-what installed. My own macs never freeze up requiring hard restarts, but those floor models are just not that stable in my experience.
  13. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    I am broke,and I sorta "broke" a Power Mac G5 Quad core. Yes I understand the irony...:)

    I fixed it. I am also jynxed for digital cams. I always drop them. And set the alarm.:eek:
  14. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    Oh... I got all ready for an exciting story when I read the thread title... ;)

    Those sort of things happen every now and then with Macs, we just like to pretend they don't.
  15. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    I get those looks as soon as I walk inside the door. :confused:
  16. zign macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2006

    buahaha I did the exact same thing.
  17. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2005
    Little grey, chilly island.
    It's not this that bothers me...it's when you leave empty handed and you just know they're thinking "Whats betting he's got something stashed in his pockets"

    I always make a point of standing outside looking around so they alter their thought to: "Well, probably nothing as he wouldn't stand there like a moron if he did...he'd run away"

    I think too much...:eek:

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