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    Bricked 13" MacBook

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    Question Bricked 13" MacBook
    My MacBook has effectively been turned into a brick by a friend dropping something heavy on the keyboard. Anyway, trying to look on the bright side of things, I was wondering if there is anyway to reuse the display as a stand alone unit. If there is, cool. If not, oh well. I'm buying a new MacBook air next week anyway.

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    Bricked 13" MacBook

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    You can use the entire thing as a weapon by hitting your so-called friend with it. Seriously, the amount of "my computer was damaged/destroyed by being a goofball" these days makes my cry

    Why isn't your friend buying a new one for you?

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    Bricked 13" MacBook

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    My friend is giving the replacement cost of a new laptop, and I'm throwing in more to get a MacBook Air, which suits my needs better.

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    Bricked 13" MacBook

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigginglizard View Post
    My friend is giving the replacement cost of a new laptop, and I'm throwing in more to get a MacBook Air, which suits my needs better.
    Whew! Okay! Otherwise I really would advocate a touch of the mudane violence.

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    Bricked 13" MacBook
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    might be a good idea to sell some of the usable parts. if you have no use for them

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    Bricked 13" MacBook
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    If you don't mind telling, what did your friend drop on the keyboard?

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    Bricked 13" MacBook

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    He dropped a 1" shackle, which weighs approximately 3 kg. from approximately 26 meters. I was fortunate in that the hard drive survived the impact. Yes I know i now have a $999.00 paperweight. I really want to know if I can resurrect the display as a stand-alone device, only because I think it would look really cool mounted on the wall.

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    Bricked 13" MacBook
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    I would have to say no on the display. It's designed to plug into the Macbooks motherboard.

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    Bricked 13" MacBook

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    Well, thank you. I still think it would be really cool to set up said display as a separate monitor or picture frame or something along those lines. Oh well. Anyone want a 13" MacBook Display?

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    Bricked 13" MacBook

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    It may be designed to work specifically with the motherboard, however, theory suggests that one must only supply power and data/signal to the display in order for it to work. Granted, I may just be completely insane, but oh well.

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    Bricked 13" MacBook

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    I've had great luck selling parts on both craigslist & eBay.

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    Bricked 13" MacBook
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigginglizard View Post
    He dropped a 1" shackle, which weighs approximately 3 kg. from approximately 26 meters.
    From 26 meters ?!?

    Was he dropping it off an 8-story building?

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    Bricked 13" MacBook

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    I am a rigger for a touring show, and he happened to be carrying the shackle over to another rigger. Needless to say he shouldnt have been carrying an unsecured object while in the air, but such is life. These things happen. Fortunately, no one was injured other than the Mac Book.

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    Bricked 13" MacBook
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigginglizard View Post
    I am a rigger for a touring show, and he happened to be carrying the shackle over to another rigger. Needless to say he shouldnt have been carrying an unsecured object while in the air, but such is life. These things happen. Fortunately, no one was injured other than the Mac Book.
    Wow!

    Well to me it's much better the Macbook got hit then some innocent person. It is a shame the MB was destroyed, but like you said, at least no person was hurt.

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    Bricked 13" MacBook
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigginglizard View Post
    I am a rigger for a touring show, and he happened to be carrying the shackle over to another rigger. Needless to say he shouldnt have been carrying an unsecured object while in the air, but such is life. These things happen. Fortunately, no one was injured other than the Mac Book.
    ouch! of course it landed smack in the middle of your macbook, it wouldn't happen any other way!

    anyway, i have seen macbook screens selling on ebay quite a bit, you can probably get some cash for it there. you could use it for some kind of project, but you'd need to figure out all the pinouts, solder the correct hardware to it, etc, unless you're really good with that stuff, probably not worth the effort.

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