RIGID TEST : MY NMBP fall from 1.5metres height !!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peerapon, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. peerapon macrumors newbie

    peerapon

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    my friend accidentally did that.
    NMBP ,which in soft case and within a bag,
    falling from the 1.5m height roof hit the concrete floor.

    you can see it's picture aftermath :(:(


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    ALBUM ONLINE : http://www.photoshop.com/user/peera...da388169f4562901c73&wf=share&trackingid=BTAGC


    WHAT I SEE IS
    - NMBP very rigid, i write this post with it.
    - i have to used it forever, there's no hope to sell it anymore!!!


    FACT SHEET
    NMBP : 15" 2.4GHz
    SOFTCASE "iWorld"

    PLEASE

    please suggest me what should i do now

    do APPLE will refer to this accident and not sustain my warranty ?
    such as not change the HDD because of this.

    please help me!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Whatever you just said, Apple will not repair due to accidental damage.
     
  3. uiop. macrumors 68020

    uiop.

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    What a crappy friend...I say you make him fork over the money to have it fixed. Sorry to hear about your damage.
     
  4. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    You should be fine once your friend pays for the repair. You're friend is going to pay for the repair...right? If not, your friend should have a few bruises from the beat down. :D
     
  5. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    be thankful that it works and that it does not look all that bad, send some very nice emails to the manufacturer of your bag, write some good reviews, be careful from now on, never let that friend hold anything of yours especially children or another computer... and that's about it, Apple won't cover that drop.
     
  6. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

    iVeBeenDrinkin'

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    Doesn't look to bad to me, you can live with it.
     
  7. Dreamail macrumors 6502

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    Those things are sturdy! Good to see nothing broke off. Yet aluminum is rather soft so it's easy to dent.

    You can surely still sell it, as long as it's just a cosmetic issue and not a problem with functionality, but the price will be lower.

    The one thing I would check is if the seal around the screen is still tight. The glass in front of the screen should be air tight. If the dent broke that airtight seal, dust will creep in over time, which can be annoying.

    If your friend is fully to blame he really should at least offer to pay for the repair. But then you might be a really good friend not accepting his offer.


    Either case it makes your machine more 'personal'. Now it's really yours and has already a story to tell... :D
     
  8. peerapon thread starter macrumors newbie

    peerapon

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    thanks for all!!

    YES,

    it was my bad that i left my bag in the car

    my friends and the car went to other places
    i worked in office,

    when they came back,
    one of them want to help me
    not call me to bring it
    but brought it to me with many heavy belongings
    so that tragedy occurred

    i know my friend want to help me
    not intend to broke my NMBP
    so, i will not ask for any help from him
    except he will offer any help that i still need

    and i agree with you guys
    i will not let him or another one carry my things again.

    i am surely know that
    APPLE will not accept this dent from this accident

    but still curious about
    in the next many months
    if my HDD or RAM not working
    do APPLE will refer this accident
    to not responsible for my HDD or RAM ?

    DO I STILL SHOULD TO BUY APPLE CARE ?
     
  9. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    It depends what goes wrong. If it can be blamed on the drop, they will.
     
  10. Sirus2400 macrumors regular

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    It really depends on the Apple Rep that looks at it if/when you have a problem. If the problem is a result of the accidental damage, then you won't be covered (like if your screen has a problem because of the drop). However, if the problem is unrelated, then they will fix it. Again, this all very subjective and depends entirely on the Tech involved, as they could pretty much attribute anything to a drop.
     
  11. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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  12. peerapon thread starter macrumors newbie

    peerapon

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    i have no tear outside
    but it flood in my heart.

    HO HO HO
     
  13. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    wow.. i feel bad for you and you macbook, i'd ninja tackle your friend, and tie him up and drop him in a river! xD
     
  14. DAAAAAAAVE macrumors regular

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    Unlucky man. Lucky though that it wasn't a previous gen MBP. You would have a lot more damage. They aren't the sturdiest of things. My friend just bent his superdrive slot shut from resting his wrist on it a bit hard. Good to see that MBP's are no longer so ridiculously fragile.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Dude are you trying to write a poem? :p

    Anyways, I'd have your friend pay for the repair before you buy AppleCare. Apple may refer to the accident for a broken HDD; actually anything considering.
     
  16. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    HAHAHAHA dude I lost it sitting at my desk when you wrote that. A poem!!! Classic.

    To the OP: I'm sorry to hear about your misfortune. I would still buy applecare.
     
  17. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Well its nice to know that even with the glass screen Apple built in enough flex so that nothing cracked. Mine feels so solidly put together that I can't imagine there is any flex in the design.

    I'm relieved because I was planning on doing a stress test later tonight and now I don't need to. :D
     
  18. RKpro macrumors 6502

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    very sad,

    But it's good that the glass didn't shatter. 1.5M drop would be fatal on most other notebooks.
     
  19. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Apple will not cover this.

    Just wait, within a few months you will be able to pick up replacement parts on ebay. I would not fix it right now if it works. Parts right now will be too expansive.
     

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