So I dropped my Macbook Pro...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dilla, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Dilla macrumors newbie

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    For the second time. Except for some superficial damage, nothing was really harmed the first time my Macbook had a drop. But I just accidentally dropped it again and now it seems like the damage is more serious. The screen that I had on when it dropped got stuck. Even the cursor isn't budging no matter how hard I rubbed the trackpad. Tried switching it off, nothing happened. The screen just won't react to anything I do and I'm freaking out. My last resort is to make a visit to the Mac store. But before I do that, perhaps any of you have had similar experience you want to share?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Sounds like you never actually powered it off (nothing can remain on the screen once power is removed). Hold down the power button for ~15 seconds. If it doesn't have an integrated battery, you can also just remove the battery and unplug the power cord. Then try starting it again. It may have just frozen. A drop can also easily kill a hard drive, though, even with the Sudden Motion Sensor built-in, and also damage other components. I would definitely take it in for service if it continues to have problems.

    jW
     
  3. Dilla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I pulled the power plug out, drained the battery and let it died. The next time I switched it on again, it was back to normal hoorah! Thank you :D
     

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