Macbook Pro Dead

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    So I did an OS update for the intel macs and it was waiting to reboot. The MBP slides off that cutting board I was bragging about and hits the floor. I pick it up, and it runs only... finder crashes a few minutes later. I can't switch windows. I can still use Adium, so I say peace out I'm gonna reboot.

    It never reboots.

    Safe mode reboot has a kernel crash for "no APCI driver" and when I boot with the OS X install CDs, no drive is detected as installed. There is no hard drive. But the kernel boots... wtf?

    This sucks. I need that computer to take to a convention for our product launch. We may go out of business over this. The apple store will not allow me to make a reservation. Motherfuckers.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    That sucks. Based on the "no ACPI driver" problem combined with the no hard drive problem, it sounds like it killed the hard drive with that little dive it took -- probably scratched the platters when the reader arm went screeching sideways across them. If you have a spare hard drive, you should pop that in and do a cheap install of Windows to make sure it works. Alternately, the hard drive may simply have been knocked loose from its mounting and it just needs to be re-plugged.



    ...but why the hell was your laptop on the kitchen counter?
     
  3. Peyomp

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    It wasn't. It was in a recliner on my lap, on a cutting board. It gets so hot I have to put that between me and it. It slid down my leg and hit the floor from about an 8 inch drop. It was not a hard hit. I've dropped my old iBook from 5 feet onto concrete before and it didn't even need a reboot. I am not impressed.

    I am frantically trying to get this to work on an old ubuntu server, and then tomorrow I will have to buy a faster computer at Microcenter and install Linux there and get it going again.
     
  4. Peyomp

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    3 times onto concrete, while open, from 4+ feet.

    Seriously. Only needed a reboot once.
     
  5. Skoles

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    Sounds like it triggered the "airbag" system a bunch of new laptops have now. It detected the sudden acceleration & angle and "locked" the heads so the drive wouldn't become damaged.

    What they don't tell you is how you recover from that. I'd give you two options, take it to the Genius Bar and explain what happened and see if they can fix it (it's under warranty correct?) or crack it open yourself and see if the drop happened to jar any wires loose.
     
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    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    I would recomend against telling Apple that you dropped it :hsugh: Just see if they'll fix it under warranty, and :x: in hopes that they don't determine that it's been dropped.
     
  8. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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  9. jackback52

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    don't the new macbooks
    and the pro version have a motion sensor incase the laptop falls
     
  10. johan

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    that's sucks dude. If I already had my MBP I'd loan it to you for the demo.
     
  11. Icedog

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    is there any external physical damage to the MBP?
     
  12. Peyomp

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    No. The front left corner was bent a tiny bit a long time ago when I hit it while it was in a padded bag. It wasn't too hard a hit either... the aluminum is fragile.

    This time it fell from 6-8", not enough height to even scratch the case, but it fell over so it was twisting, so I guess that added enough G's to kill it.

    So people are saying that if the drive heads park for a fall they don't automatically unpark? Is that true?

    BTW, I bought a $500 Microcenter Pentium 4 with a gig of ram and its just about setup to run our app on Ubuntu server.
     
  13. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    All Apple laptops have SMS now. Sudden Motion Sensor is supposed to park the drive heads if it detects very sudden motion.
     
  14. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    dude, you seriously need to take better care of your stuff...
    you dropped your ibook 3x times from over 5 feet, bashed this laptop already enough to dent it and now you dropped it again...
     
  15. Peyomp

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    Fuck that. The drops from 5 feet were on service calls and there's nowhere to put it. You wouldn't understand. Nor would you understand that shit happens when you code for 16 hours running. Your computer is just your toy. ;)

    If this were a 5 foot fall, I wouldn't be complaining. But we're talking about LESS than ONE FOOT and its DEAD. That is ridiculous.
     
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  16. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    shitty... you have had nothing but trouble with that thing
     
  17. Peyomp

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    Yeah, no shit...
     
  18. Kirk Hinrich

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    man last year my powerbook was sitting on top of my tv, like 5 feet off the ground, and my fuiicking asshole cat pushed it off. i almost put her in the garbage disposal becaue i figured the computer was done, i didnt even bother to try to use it. turned out it works fine, but there is a little dent on the side.
     
  19. Peyomp

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    Bingo. The G4s were tough as hell. Apparently the Intels aren't?
     
  20. Inferno

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    all I know is that my iBook is a tough mother fucker
     
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    maybe the board / ide connector is fractured and intermittently making connection?
     
  22. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    no ide connection... i think it's SATA.
     
  23. Peyomp

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    Its in Apple's hands now.
     
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    Any idea on how long they plan to keep it? that really sucks...
     
  25. Peyomp

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    3-5 business days. Had to order a new drive. So... Mon-Wed I should have it back. Getting all the perl modules to build that I had on there will take a day. Arg.
     

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