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  1. #1
    BillyBoy
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    Exclamation Ooops - I dropped my iBook.
    Morning All,

    I stupidly dropped my iBook yesterday from a height of 2 1/2 ft onto carpet. I ran "verify disk" in Disk Utilities which turned up nothing unusual (luckily).

    Is there anything else I could do to ensure that it survived ok?

    Also, has anyone else done this and are there other potential problems that I should be looking out for?

    Many thanks for your help,

    BB

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    Ooops - I dropped my iBook.
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    Ooops - I dropped my iBook.

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    Can somebody do this experiment:

    drop your ibook 1 feet from floor and check for integrity
    Repeat in 1 feet increments
    Report distance from floor where the iBook is just damaged

    ------Just kiding------

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    Ooops - I dropped my iBook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alejandrico
    Can somebody do this experiment:

    drop your ibook 1 feet from floor and check for integrity
    Repeat in 1 feet increments
    Report distance from floor where the iBook is just damaged

    ------Just kiding------
    Yep, still works.

  5. #5
    Basvaldo
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    I dropped my ibook from about 4 ft and it completely bugger*d.
    Thankfully my insurance company bought me a shiny new one.

  6. #6
    DigitalN.
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    good thing I keep mine in a handy padded bag. I went and dropped my iBook from around 5 feet, and it still survived, just a little dust on the bag. turns out the bag has a steel plate and padding all around the place where the laptop goes

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    Ooops - I dropped my iBook.
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    usually, if the ibook is closed and sleeping the hard drive will lock to prevent any damage, such as moving it or dropping it, it should survive, in theory sometimes they don't survive, but for the most part it is effective, i have dropped mine, well i really didn't drop it, it was setting in my car seat, and i was driving and some stooge on there cell phone, not watching what there doing or where they were going, decides to 1. cut me off, and then stomp on there breaks because they didn't see the person in front of me, so i had to slam my breaks on and there went my ibook . slamming to the floor of my car, it was closed and asleep, i checked it and she's OK. it happened about a week ago, and it's still running fine, I'm on it now actually.. <3 i love my ibook

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