Worst Accidents With Your Macs

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Elven, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Elven macrumors 6502a

    Elven

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    Post them up ;) anyone got images of their ultimate " oh ffs " moment?
     
  2. jesusfreak55 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Location:
    Bend, OR
    #2
    i didn't take pics cuz mine made me to mad ;-) my macbook's hard drive crashed and i lost everything. after that i went and invested in some external hd's and now i keep 2 copies of everything :)
     
  3. Melrose Suspended

    Melrose

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    #3
    I once whipped my Cruzer Titanium thumbdrive out of my bag so fast is spun right around overhand and came down *smack* on the front left surface of my notebook. Nice little ding. The only blemish on an otherwise very nattily-turned-out computer. I was livid with myself though... I'd only had it a couple week when it happened.

    I'd take a picture, but it would be royally hard to see in a photo. You'd have to be paying attention to see it as it is.
     
  4. RITZFit macrumors 65816

    RITZFit

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    In my Corner
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
    #6
    I killed my 1.83 GHz Mac mini when I was trying to upgrade the RAM. Broke something off the logic board.

    There went $850 down the drain...
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    #7
    Well, my PowerBook has a dent in the corner, I don't know how it got it (I'm not the original owner). Of course, there's also the time I was driving home with my new Mac Pro in the back of my car then I turned and heard a loud thump...


    Don't worry, it's ok.
     
  7. spencers macrumors 68020

    spencers

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    #8
    grabbed a friend's laptop bag to hand it to him, but he left it unzipped and out flew the macbook!
     
  8. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

    MonksMac

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Location:
    DFW
    #9
    Not necessarily with a Mac but with another Apple product. I had just gotten my iPod classic for christmas the week before when it was dinged. I was extremely mad at myself for having that happen. I was sitting in a Chair listening to my iPod that was sitting on my bed. When someone was calling me I up the too long cord got stuck on my leg and the iPod flew off and onto the plastic feets of my computer chair. Needless to say it left a nice little ding on the front black cover right below the screen. The worst thing was that it actually happened twice. The second time is got a small scratch in the front. :mad: I really think that the quality of Apple products has gone down. The old iPods may have been thicker and heavier, but they were also more durable.:mad:
    Now I have to live with that dinged up iPod. It doesn't look too bad, but still makes me mad. :apple:
     
  9. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

    tsice19

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    #10
    Lol, write FAIL across the the bottom and post it in the Fail thread.
     
  10. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2004
    Location:
    The Msp
    #11
    I totally meant to do that, though.
     
  11. Wayne s macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #12
    A few weeks back I spilt a cup of tea onto my Aluminum keyboard, then spent the rest of the day taking all the keys off and cleaning it. Works just like new luckily.
     
  12. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    #13
    That's what you get for drinking tea:cool:
     
  13. Melrose Suspended

    Melrose

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    #14
    A little paint, some Bondo, you're back in business!
     
  14. toxicbomber macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    #15
    It's the SECOND time it happened in the past month! :eek:
    [​IMG]
     
  15. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
  16. toxicbomber macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    #17
    My sister tapped on the back of it. It was bound to happen. :(
     
  17. lost eden macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #18
    Protip: next time use the dishwasher.
     
  18. foidulus macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    #19
    Probably because it spent the whole night drinking? Thats what I'm like after a night out :D
     
  19. notjustjay macrumors 603

    notjustjay

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Location:
    Canada, eh?
    #20
    My brother's 1st-gen iPod nano fell out of his pants and got run over by a car when we were crossing a busy street in Toronto. He totally blamed me for it because I was the one who started running across the street instead of waiting at the nearest traffic light. I felt sufficiently bad that I bought him a new aluminum nano when they came out shortly after.

    A few months back I was doing a hard drive replacement on my 12" PowerBook. This is not for the faint of heart as you have to disassemble everything to get to the drive. I asked a friend to do it because I didn't have the guts to; we followed one of the disassembly instruction web sites step by step. One step was to disconnect the ribbon cable from the keyboard. "This is really tight," my friend said. "I'm not sure how to... *RIP*!"

    I watched in horror as the ribbon conductors ripped clean away from the connector it was crimped to. "Uh, was that supposed to happen?"

    Luckily we were able to re-crimp the connector (it's just a friction fit), there was no damage and the keyboard works fine.... whew! Was a tense couple of minutes.
     
  20. sukanas macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    #21
    o_o your sister mustve tapped it REAL hard and INTentionally inorder to make any imac flip over like that.... is ur LCD screen ok?
     
  21. toxicbomber macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    #22
    ;) You know I faked it. :D That was funny just to see your reactions.
     
  22. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    #23
    I experienced similar fear when I replaced my PowerBook's hard drive, it wasn't hard per se, just really really complicated... as you found out. Luckily I took it slow... really really slow and carefully. Luckily I didn't rip anything, all is flawless, including my 250 Gb hard drive in it.
     
  23. lost eden macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Location:
    UK
    #24
    I'm completely serious.
     
  24. Akme macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    #25
    I checked my email before going to bed... Woke up and my Macbook was soaking wet and thoroughly dead. Still a mystery to be honest.
     

Share This Page