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BillyBoy 11-30-2005 03:37 AM

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

inflexion 11-30-2005 03:53 AM

if its working fine dont worry about it too much, just count yourself lucky this time ;)

alejandrico 12-01-2005 12:22 AM

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------

iWhat 12-01-2005 12:28 AM

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.

Basvaldo 12-01-2005 05:11 AM

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

DigitalN. 12-05-2005 03:01 AM

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 :o

Ghostshadow 12-05-2005 01:53 PM

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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