Wierd Apple stories...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Killyp, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Just found this. How cool is that?!?!? Share your odd Mac/Apple stories...
  2. Miguey macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2006
    So Cal 909
    It shows you how sturdy Macs are, drenched in 2 inches of water, yet still kicking :) .
  3. mark! macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    Who cares about the drenched box...I WANT PICTURES OF THE MUD & IT RUNNING!
  4. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    Wow, that's crazy. I hope future macs are that sturdy. With all the new macs and their respective problems coming out, I just want apple to make sure they focus on quality, which is what drove me to the company in the first place
  5. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    I forgot my story:

    My girlfriend was working on her final project on one of the school's powerbook a few months ago in order to finish her undergrad when she spilled her soda all over it. She freaked out since she knew how much it was worth and I just whiped it all off and the computer still runs like a champ without even a problem with stickyness.
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Well, I can say I've seen a Mac die a slow death by salt air before:

    There is a solar hydrogen generation project that basically got the lab I work at started. Before I re-did the control system for it using more modern hardware, it literally ran on three old Macs: Two SE/30s (I think... might have been a different all-in-one model) and a IIfx (which cost more than my G5 tower and loaded MPB combined when it was new--I remember drooling over them as a kid).

    Anyway, part of what spawned the initial system rebuild was that the IIfx stopped working. I was asked to take a look at it and see if it was something simple that had killed it. I cracked open the case to find... RUST. I have no photos (though I should get one--it's still in an attic somewhere), but nearly a decade of salt air blowing through the case (the project is about 200 meters from the ocean) had rusted the living crap out of the thing.

    I pretty much said "It's a miracle this thing lasted as long as it did, but it ain't coming back to life now." Perhaps more impressive, the two SE/30s were running fine until the day they went offline 10 years after they went into 24/7 service. So far as I know, they still work.
  7. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    i heard a story about a building that was burning down. There were about a dozen PowerMac G4s in the room with the flames and water damage, and there were about 2 dozen PC boxes in the next room, which got smoke damage. According to the story, most (or all) of the powermacs were still entirely opperational, but most (or all) of the PC boxes were stuffed!
  8. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005

    You can pretty much soak any electronics in water and then dry it and would still work, just as long as it doesnt have any electrical charge going through it while it wasnt soaked in water
  9. howesey macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2005
    Sounds like awful customer service on Apples part.

    They should have not accepted it from the currier anyway. I would have told them to send it back and refuse to sign for it.
  10. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2005
    I believe it went directly from FedEx to the customer (as Macs usually do). Apple had no obligation to replace it because it would be FedEx's liability.

    Actually, they were doing a great favor to the customer because they agreed to those terms. I understand why they'd want to wait and see if there were any problems with the Mac, because if it dried and all were good they wouldn't lose the $1300 or whatever spent on a new Mac.
  11. steamboat26 macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Arlington VA
    Not my cellphone...:D
  12. ljump12 macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2006
    my gameboyadvance once went through an entire wash cycle came out and worked fine.
  13. pinetec macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2006
    Red Sox Nation
    I would never have accepted delivery of that box. Your right, Apple has no obligation to replace it if Fedex caused the problem. Once you sign for it and accept the package FedEx is also off the hook.

    This person was very lucky it still worked.

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