Thank God For That.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by monkey86, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. monkey86 macrumors 6502

    monkey86

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    My PowerBook G4 just survived a 5 foot drop :eek:

    tripped over the bloody power cable and it dropped flat on the bottom i guess the SMS kicked in and saved my mac's life

    *very lucky*
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You've got that right - the Sudden Motion Sensor (which is what I assumed you meant by SMS) is a lifesaver. I haven't dropped my MBP yet, but I've heard good things about the SMS from other people besides you.

    Be glad you didn't break anything!
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    thats why you should go out right now and buy a macbook pro, magsafe is sweet:D
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Can't even count anymore how many computers it's saved from all the dozens and dozens of MagSafe cords my friends and I have tripped over... especially when you have like 4 cords strung to the other side of the room.
     
  5. monkey86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i know :S im just glad that it didnt break ^^

    magsafe ftw!
     
  6. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    You're pretty lucky that your powerbook survived the drop! was there a carpet on the floor? (could absorb some shock)
     
  7. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Good to hear your PowerBook is doing well.

    My PowerBook fell 3 feet right on it's AC connection. It's now a good desktop machine.
     
  8. rustyb99 macrumors member

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    yeah sms is great, dropped my mbp on the sidewalk about a year ago and it survived the fall
     
  9. monkey86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah there was might have helped i was so scared for a bit!!
     
  10. johata3 macrumors regular

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    I'm convinced from this thread that Mac are durable. I'll get mine soon...
     
  11. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Welcome.
     
  12. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    :p...
     
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  14. Baffles macrumors regular

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    Just cause the old ones are doesn't mean the new ones are. :p

    My old IBM Thinkpad survived a 5 foot drop onto a tile floor as well, without SMS (though it was sleeping when it happened). Laptop bounced and everything, and there wasn't even any body damage to it.
     
  15. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah those old TP were like tanks! Stood up to abuse like nothing else.
     
  16. monkey86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i agree - if i had dumped my macbook i would have been alot more worried!
     
  17. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    PC laptops can be pretty durable too. Two years ago I was walking back to my dorm (at night thankfully) and the sidewalks were icey... I slipped and fell right on my back (where my laptop was). Thankfully nothing happened to it though and it worked for about a year later (when something started acting up).

    Yesterday though I picked up a MacBook (after wanting one for quite a while) and I like the MagSafe plugin... after spending countless times accidentally tripping over the old laptops AC plugin having it automatically pop off is great.
     
  18. Baffles macrumors regular

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    And by my post, I wasn't trying to discount Macs as durable. I wouldn't think my MBP would stand up to it as well as the old TP did, then again, I wouldn't think any of the PC laptops I've had since then could stand up any better. Hell, my 4 year old gateway is literally falling apart due to normal, non-abusive use.
     
  19. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    A powerbook G4, what's that worth nowadays? Maybe 250 bucks? You should probably be upset that it didn't break so you'd have an excuse to buy a new computer! You're long overdue.
     
  20. monkey86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the 12" powerbook G4 is selling for £400 + on ebay so its a good little machine - i have a 15" G4 and a MB :) i like classic macs, durable etc and i have a hackintosh as well :)

    im like the super portability of the 12" and the look is awesome.

    some pc laptops are crap but some are hardcore ;)
     
  21. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    .....Are you serious?
     
  22. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yes you were. Good news.

    I hope that you are joking.

    I have a wonderful PowerBook G4 15 inch that still works fine.
     
  23. monkey86 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i know for a fact that g4's are selling for LOADS more hehe.

    got my 15" valued and they recommended i sell for £320 = $600 usd - 12" PB G4's sell for more as people like the uber-portability :)

    i got my pb 12" for £250 cause the case was a bit bent but in perfect cond.

    :D:apple:
     

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