Laptop Dropped

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  1. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Well, my coworker here decided it would be a good idea to work on his company-issued Sony Vaio at home. He set it on the edge of his couch, only to knock it off and watch it faceplant the hardword floor...while it was on.

    Now, Windows XP will not load; it simply sits on the XP loading screen for all eternity. We can boot into safe mode, but the computer is so slow and unresponsive it's practically useless.

    Any ideas? I told him he was fucked. Am I correct in that assumption?
     
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  2. Slid.

    Slid. I'm a guy.

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    harddrive, motherboard, loose connection would be my guess, in that order.
     
  3. Chris

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    Tell him he owes the company 2 grand and you'll just take it out of his pension cause hes fired and send the computer to me
     
  4. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Probably a fux0red hard drive. They don't like G's too much.
     
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    espcially when operating
     
  6. o2

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    Dead drive most likely. The reading thing touched the platter, and your drive becomes useless.
     
  7. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Ouch. I told him to run checkdisk (if he can ever get it to pull up). Perhaps I gave him a false sense of hope. :hs:

    So are laptops more likely to survive falls if they aren't on?
     
  8. o2

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    Yah, because the reading head is parked, nothing is moving.
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    When laptop hard drives park themselves, the heads are moved off the platters. If the drive suffers impact, the heads won't bounce on the platters, and even if they did, they wouldn't scrape because the platters aren't rotating.
     
  10. samm

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    This is why apple puts the Sudden Motion Sensor and IBM puts the Active Protection System in their laptops. Too bad to hear that he dropped the Vaio, as others have mentioned it's probably fubar.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    get your hands on a copy of spinrite, should tell you right away if the hard drive is toast
     

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