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macbook air fell off bed onto wooden floor - now it doesn't turn on...:(


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It's my work computer, but it's now not working. Lights are out. :/

Any suggestions?
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Any suggestions?
Well...my first suggestion would be not to drop a laptop computer on the floor.

Beyond this...there really isn't much info provided to make any guess's. Is the computer doing anything when you try to turn it on?

My initial guess is something related to the display has been damaged. Or if you're lucky...maybe something only got dislodged/disconnected during the drop. But this cannot be determined unless the computer is opened up & examined.

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Sorry, there's no sound, no lights, nothing at all :/ I've put it on charge for the night and will see in the morning. Dropping laptop on the floor is definitely not a good move (kids don't try this at home).
I may try ram a cd in there tomorrow and see if it bites.
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One of the problems with newer MacBook Air's is everything is "solid state". Meaning since they don't have a mechanical hard drive in them...it's really hard to know when they are even on (without anything on the display)...since they are totally silent.

Like I mentioned...if you're really lucky...maybe a cable got disconnected in the fall. But this cannot be determined until the laptop is opened up.

You could try shining a flashlight at a really sharp angle (in a darkened room) at the display...and see if you can see anything.

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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Still under warranty by chance or does your employer insure against accidents?

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Thanks Nick and Harry, even though the battery wasnt flat, I had it on charge over night, turned it on in the morning and all was well (so far so good!) I have been very lucky. Yes employer has insurance, I was just worried about loss of work etc. Have recently backed up
Thanks for your input.
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