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Offline Lando

Re: A Happy Story for the Holiday
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2011, 09:55:23 PM »
I'm happy your MBP was ok in the end.

Last year I had my Macbook Pro in a thin fabric backpack, and it slipped from my shoulder when I was reaching for something and landed on the tiled floor at work, the laptop hit the floor right on the corner from like 5 feet and made a loud noise.  I didn't even want to take it out because I was afraid of what I might see.  When I finally did open it, there was a ding on the corner of the aluminum casing and... that was it, no cracked screen, no other visible damage and everything worked perfectly.  I was so relieved.  Thank God for Apple build quality.
 

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Re: A Happy Story for the Holiday
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2011, 10:28:23 PM »
Quote from: Lando;673318
I'm happy your MBP was ok in the end.

Last year I had my Macbook Pro in a thin fabric backpack, and it slipped from my shoulder when I was reaching for something and landed on the tiled floor at work, the laptop hit the floor right on the corner from like 5 feet and made a loud noise.  I didn't even want to take it out because I was afraid of what I might see.  When I finally did open it, there was a ding on the corner of the aluminum casing and... that was it, no cracked screen, no other visible damage and everything worked perfectly.  I was so relieved.  Thank God for Apple build quality.
About 6 years ago I had a 12" PowerBook in a rucksack... I was sitting on the tube and when we got to Kings Cross, everyone got up to get off the train. My bag fell over and a large gentleman stood on it... I heard creaking and splintering, and my mind could only imagine the state of my laptop inside :'(

When I got to my destination I opened my bag, expecting to find a PowerBook kit... Only to discover the machine was fine... And is still in use with my father to this day!

Offline ajlwalker

Re: A Happy Story for the Holiday
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2011, 10:42:13 PM »
How curious.  Something similar happened to me this festive period.

After relieving myself of a nice satisfying stool and flushing, I proceeded to put my N95 in my jeans pocket.  Somehow it missed and tumbled directly into the toilet bowl.

Without thinking, I instantly thrust my hand into the water and recovered my still illuminated phone.  I immediately switched it off, flipped it over and ripped out the battery.  I also stripped off the outer casing and proceeded to flick the phone into the sink which removed a LOT of water.

After dabbing dry and leaving for 24 hours, it functions perfectly.  The only issue is some cloudiness behind the TFT screen.  I may at some stage strip the phone down and clean that up.  I would like to get another 4 years out the phone after all.

I might add I have never had anything like that happen to me before.
 

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Re: A Happy Story for the Holiday
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2011, 11:50:44 PM »
Golden rule here is remove all power sources as soon as possible :)

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Re: A Happy Story for the Holiday
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2011, 04:32:05 AM »
@Bloodline
Glad you got it to work again. :whew: You know, your story kinda reminds me of an old 80's movie, the same thing happend to this computer. :cheers: Happy New Year!
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Re: A Happy Story for the Holiday
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2011, 05:19:35 AM »
While I cant share others appreciation for rum, I had a few expecriences with feeding  electronics liquid this year. The 1st instance was from my house flooding. I was in my bedroom cleaning and happened to glance at my doorway which had a large, growing shadow. Upon closer inspection it turned out it wasnt a shadow, but rather the carpet darkening from water. Looking out into the lounge I discovered my lounge was somewhat flooded (maybe 5 or 6 inches of water). I quickly, but cautiously (so as not to disturb the water too much) moved to the power points, which were about an inch from being submerged, turned them off and unplugged the cords (was a little intimidating I must admit,... couldve been seconds from electrocuting myself while wadding through the water).

This was bad enough, but to make it worse I had a house inspection a few days later, so the house was somewhat pulled apart and I had half of my belongings on the floor, ergo submerged. My xb360 was more or less completely submerged, my old 68cm tv was sitting in my inhouse lake, my subwoofer and amp also fairly submerged, my media centre pc, and a few other bits and pieces. I was gutted, thinking Id lost a considerable amount of gear. About a week later I was pretty satisfied that things wouldve been dried out, so cautiously tried all the items I expected to be dead, and discovered, much to my relief that everything had come good again. The only damage done was to the old 68cm crt tv, but even that works fine after about a minute (seems to take about 60 seconds to warm up now).

Then about 6 weeks ago there was a massive hailstorm here. Was crazy, Id never experienced anything like it and I was expecting to roof to cave in at some point. Was quite a spectacle watching golf ball sized hail fall in heavy sheets from the sky. After about 20 minutes it did indeed damage my roof enough that water was getting in at certain points. Two of which were directly above my a1200, and the aformentioned old 68cm tv. Unfortunately it has been effectively pouring water straight into the top of both. They mustve copped at least a few litres each before I noticed and took action.

Another week or so later I decided to try them, expecting the worst, only to find they were both fine with no signs that dirty water had been pouring straight into them.
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Re: A Happy Story for the Holiday
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2011, 10:56:09 AM »
I too am starting to appreciate spiced rum but still prefer your normal every day dark rum.
 
I will drink white rum also but its not the same. mmmmmmmm  Cuba Libre, reconised the world over.
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Re: A Happy Story for the Holiday
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2011, 11:05:08 AM »
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