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This is what happens when you run over a Macbook Pro (Pics Included)

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This is what happens when you run over a Macbook Pro (Pics Included)

If you are curious to see what happens when you run over a Macbook Pro, well I guess today is your lucky day (and certainly not mine...)

So what happened was the laptop was in one of those Crumpler Skivvy laptop bags, it was being loaded along with a bunch of other stuff into the trunk, guess what got left "behind"... I just bought the laptop a few weeks ago too!

But there is one piece of GOOD news! (believe it or not)

The laptop STILL WORKS! I'd say that not too many laptops can handle getting run over and still manage to function (although with a broken screen). Apple certainly did a good job on designing it I must say.

The Superdrive and screen are both gone, Apple wants $900 to repair it (even though I did buy that $300 warranty upgrade called "AppleCare"). They aren't going to help me out with any part of the bill, even though I know the screen and casing can't possibly be worth even $600 + Labor, Looks like I am turning to ebay to get all the parts.

Even though it will be pretty costly to repair, My laptops in the future will probably be Apple laptops and maybe a few Thinkpads.

Edit: Seems like i've been dugg http://digg.com/apple/This_is_what_happ ... k_Pro_PICS

Also, if anyone at Apple is reading this, A new Santa Rosa Macbook Pro would look really nice to compare the damage to ;)
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The laptops works great as a desktop, still kinda works as a laptop, but you can't see parts of the screen.
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wow.. sorry about your luck.. perhaps you can find some parts on ebay..
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crazdefool wrote: wow.. sorry about your luck.. perhaps you can find some parts on ebay..
Yeah, I am eyeing some parts on ebay, I'll end up fixing it myself probably, but it'll cost a bit unfortunately...
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Hahaha wow.
Good thing it wasn't on the other side where the hard drive is :P
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Pretty tough computer! I have a funny feeling your Macbook Pro is about to become famous after someone submits this thread to Digg :)

edit: too late :)
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xenyz wrote: Pretty tough computer! I have a funny feeling your Macbook Pro is about to become famous after someone submits this thread to Digg :)

edit: too late :)
Hehe, I was gonna submit it to digg, but someone beat me to it. Some guy/girl named LemonSnaps
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It's not so bad OP, at least it works :P Excluding the Thinkpad, I can't think of any other laptop that can withstand something like this and still work - definately not an Acer, HP, Dell consumer.. MAYBE Sony, who knows.

Just another post to prove that Apple's been improving quality over the years.

Good luck fixing the screen OP - not trying to be sarcastic - it shouldn't be too hard, you just unmount/mount it and plug it into the ribbon cable, if it's build the same way as an old Thinkpad I disassembled.
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Jon Lai wrote: It's not so bad OP, at least it works :P Excluding the Thinkpad, I can't think of any other laptop that can withstand something like this and still work - definately not an Acer, HP, Dell consumer.. MAYBE Sony, who knows.

Just another post to prove that Apple's been improving quality over the years.

Good luck fixing the screen OP - not trying to be sarcastic - it shouldn't be too hard, you just unmount/mount it and plug it into the ribbon cable, if it's build the same way as an old Thinkpad I disassembled.
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Surprised that it still works. And OP, I admire you for seeing the bright side of it! ;) If it was me, I'd go absolutely berzerk! Hmm.. maybe we can all try and make OP famous on YouTube or something. :D
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Nice it still works! I think it's remarkable that you are so optimistic, if it was me, I be kicking myself, lol :lol:
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Most laptops can take that, the screen will obviously break. But the base is pretty strong with everything so compact, except an acer, those things cave in just by pushing on it. (Goto bestbuy and take one finger and push down on the flat part and on the keyboard, and see how much it gives.

There was a documentary showing how a modern day laptop can stop a bullet.
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Time to get a Panasonic Toughbook then.

those suckers can take abeating and still work.. screen included.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8wvDan2jBQ


sure they are more expensive but not really compared to a macbook pro especially when you seem to be unlucky.
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TrEvOrLiCioUs wrote: Most laptops can take that, the screen will obviously break. But the base is pretty strong with everything so compact, except an acer, those things cave in just by pushing on it. (Goto bestbuy and take one finger and push down on the flat part and on the keyboard, and see how much it gives.

There was a documentary showing how a modern day laptop can stop a bullet.
well to credit the acers, their battery is designed to help with the structural integrity. Since they dont have the battery in the notebooks at bestbuy they seem a lot more flimsy than they actually are.
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The_Madz wrote: Time to get a Panasonic Toughbook then.
those suckers can take abeating and still work.. screen included.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8wvDan2jBQ
sure they are more expensive but not really compared to a macbook pro especially when you seem to be unlucky.
I question the validity of that video... they never actually turn it on to show that it still works and it made mention of a stunt double at the end of the clip. Anyway, in another segment clip from Legend of the Thinkpad, it also got run over by a van and it still turned on.
Innovatively Silent. :cool:
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Cafe_333 wrote: I question the validity of that video... they never actually turn it on to show that it still works and it made mention of a stunt double at the end of the clip. Anyway, in another segment clip from Legend of the Thinkpad, it also got run over by a van and it still turned on.
well i doubt the baseball bat part.
but toughbooks are THE notebook to get if you want something that can take a beating. They are made specifically for that purpose.
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Cafe_333 wrote: I question the validity of that video... they never actually turn it on to show that it still works and it made mention of a stunt double at the end of the clip. Anyway, in another segment clip from Legend of the Thinkpad, it also got run over by a van and it still turned on.
you are welcome to sue to for false advertisement if you are questioning the validity of the video ;)
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You're taking this surprisingly well. I hope you can get that repaired or something because it's a shame to just throw it out. Maybe it's time to go back to ThinkPads? :)

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