Picked up Macbook by screen!

marty1990

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Nov 25, 2011
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I didn't do this. My aunt came round and asked to have a look at her friends website. I said sure. She comes over and PICKS IT UP BY THE SCREEN. I tell her not to, she says I'm being silly, but eventually (after me saying you're not supposed to hold it there numerous times) held it by the body.

Would picking it up by the screen JUST THE ONCE have done anything? I'm very protective ahaha.

THANKS.
 

goMac

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Possibly? I dunno. Does anything seem wrong?

I wouldn't let your aunt touch your laptop again.
 

marty1990

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well no, it seems fine. i'm using it as i write this. it was only for a couple of seconds. she'd only just got it off the table when i realised what she was doing.

was just a bit concerned. in the end i let her use my windows machine. she picked that up by the screen as well.
 

ZZ Bottom

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Ask her if she would pick her LCD TV up by squeezing the front panel and back panel with her hands.
 

mixel

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well no, it seems fine. i'm using it as i write this. it was only for a couple of seconds. she'd only just got it off the table when i realised what she was doing.

was just a bit concerned. in the end i let her use my windows machine. she picked that up by the screen as well.
Tell her she can't use *any* of your machines if she's going to treat them like that. Plastic Macbook (and most windows laptop) hinges could be messed up by doing that.

Get her to read this thread. Picking up laptops by the screen is a really bad idea.. If you're not seeing any damage I'm sure it's fine, but seriously.. Why would she even do that?
 

kaydot

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Dear Aunt,

This is why we can't have nice things. *start crying*

(For some reason, I've been wanting to use that phrase for weeks!)
 
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tug

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Tell her she can't use *any* of your machines if she's going to treat them like that. Plastic Macbook (and most windows laptop) hinges could be messed up by doing that.

Get her to read this thread. Picking up laptops by the screen is a really bad idea.. If you're not seeing any damage I'm sure it's fine, but seriously.. Why would she even do that?
she might have read your other post and was a bit concerned that it might burn her if she picked it up properly.
:D:D:D:) :)
 

Montymitch

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I'm a high school teacher with a cart of 30 MacBooks. Unfortunately I see this all the time, but the good news is that it doesn't seem to mess anything up. The offending student mostly regrets the ridiculously long lecture I dish out afterward.
 

dontwalkhand

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This bothers me, so does she know you are not supposed to clean your gas tank out with water?
 

myrtlebee

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It astounds me how mentally deficient many people are. It scares me. Your aunt seems no more intelligent than a 2 year old. Who could think that's a safe way of lifting a laptop - before, during, or after doing so? Yet, she thought it was okay that entire time. You are not very smart, either, for letting her use your Windows laptop like that after her first display of mental deficiency.
 

MysteryMacUser456

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I didn't do this. My aunt came round and asked to have a look at her friends website. I said sure. She comes over and PICKS IT UP BY THE SCREEN. I tell her not to, she says I'm being silly, but eventually (after me saying you're not supposed to hold it there numerous times) held it by the body.

Would picking it up by the screen JUST THE ONCE have done anything? I'm very protective ahaha.

THANKS.
Obviously, its going to break if she holds it like that. It could take the flexgate problem to another level.
Tell her to go spoil windows machines instead by picking up stuff like that.
 

TMRJIJ

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Dec 12, 2011
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This thread is eight years old and it’s quite obvious the OP’s Aunt broke his MacBook screen at some point considering he hasn’t been on MR for two years. Let move on, please.
 
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