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... and like the stupidest person in the world right now. I was sitting at my desk loading a RtCW level on my 3-week-old TiBook with my Sony headphones on. My mom's cat walks into my room and heads over towards the window. I get up and go over to move the cat out of the room, as she pisses on stuff and makes a mess.

MY HEADPHONES WERE STILL PLUGGED IN.

I felt a sickening, sinking feeling in my stomach as I heard my TiBook being jerked off the desk. It fell 3 feet to the carpeted floor, landing on its side. The damn headphones unplugged, but only after pulling my $2400 computer to its potential death. The Wolf level finished loading and everything seemed to work. I was thanking God with half my mind but inwardly dreading what damage I would uncover with the other half. In short, nothing was damaged except for the plastic edge of the frame underneath the slot for the DVD drive - about 3/4th of the way across the slot going from left to right, the thin silver plastic part cracked vertically and the paint flaked off. The thin area bent inward and upward. It does not interfere with DVD injection or ejection, but it looks bad. It's not a structurally important part either, but is there anywhere where I can order a replacement plastic piece that runs around the outside of the computer? Does Apple offer replacements??

This is the most horrible thing that has ever happened to me.

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post #2 of 20
Well there is this place in my town called mac exchange but um... thats a bit far. They fixed the problem when a storm surged my eithernet port.
post #3 of 20
:eek: Sounds like my worst TiBook nightmare!

But you might want to check out this:

<a href="http://www.pbparts.com/" target="_blank">Replacement parts TiBook and other Apple portables</a>

Not cheap, but then again your TiBook might be worth it.


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post #4 of 20
tHiS?!? is the worst thing that has ever happened to you.
post #5 of 20
i can relate...
i once dropped my powerbook bronze on a bus!
my backpack strap snapped, and gravity mercilessly hurled my laptop to the corner of a bus stairway! the dvd rom drive was out for a while..but it worked later on. but there was a gaping crack on the side of the computer.
i think this was one of the reasons why the pbook died some weeks later. ever since then, i take extra care of my new ibook. i also got new bag.
And the priest goes to the man and asks, "do you take this lovely ibook as your lawfully wedded computer--to have and to hold, through crashes and upgrades?"
And the man said, "iDo."
And so the...
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And the man said, "iDo."
And so the...
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post #6 of 20
Sounds like how I felt when I dropped my XL1. It wasn't damaged at all, though (it fell from four feet onto a wood floor!). The floor was dented.

Also, I've dropped my Pismo several times. Still works fine. :/
post #7 of 20
Man, that really really sux. Hope you can find a replacement part, though. Just be glad thats the worst thing that has ever happened to ya.
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post #8 of 20
This sounds like something I would do. In fact, I have done it. My iMac hasnt crashed to the floor (yet), but it did slide down the desk before the headphone wire unplugged itself from the weight. i DO drop my discman all the time like this, however. another reason why i'm not buying an iPod.
cheer up, it could have been much worse.

(btw, i someone mentioned iPhones, wireless headphones, in the future hardware forum. if it's true, it could be a solution for such headphone-caused accidents.)

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post #9 of 20
I dropped my TiBook and broke the latch. Took it in to the Apple Store and they fixed it no questions asked. It took them a month, but they fixed it.
post #10 of 20
[quote]This is the most horrible thing that has ever happened to me.<hr></blockquote>

Sweet jesus lord, switch lives with me.
post #11 of 20
LOL! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> sorry but your post was soooo dramatic it make me laugh a good bit (a few miutes later i was still chuckling!) thanks for the good laugh!

the tilte of this post was also hilarious

sorry about your computer though, bummer
post #12 of 20
it could be worse, you could be like my sister who dropped her CD player on the kitchen floor (hardest floor ever) and snapped off the lid and the laser thing poped out
post #13 of 20
It could have been worse. Your cat could have actually pissed ON your new TiBook out of sheer feline jealousy, or ripped off some of the keys (someone's cat did that - over on the MacFixit boards) <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #14 of 20
[quote]he most horrible thing that has ever happened to me.<hr></blockquote>

You've lived a good life so far it seems.

I imagine you're upset though, probably baby that thing all the time, and with one 2 second brain freeze... you're picking up your TiBook from the floor!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. You and your TiBook.

post #15 of 20
My friends cat was neutered too late and it would have the annoying habit on peeing on electical appliances.
His Stereo and PC has a big plastic bag covering it.
It even jumped through the open window of my old car and wet my stereo.
post #16 of 20
i tripped over my ethernet cord and the same thing happened to me. apple said they would charge $470, so i didnt get it repaired, but when i sent it in for a different problem, they fixed it for free.
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post #17 of 20
[quote]Originally posted by anamac:
<strong>It could have been worse. Your cat could have actually pissed ON your new TiBook out of sheer feline jealousy, or ripped off some of the keys (someone's cat did that - over on the MacFixit boards) <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

A coworker in my office came in one day with a look on her face like someone in her family had passed away. She took me to a corner and told me that her dog had actually ate a few keys from her laptop's keyboard. I couldn't help but laughing. She was scared stiff of what our boss would say. I convinced her just to tell him. He thought it was the funniest thing he had ever seen. The chewed keyboard with a few keys missing remains tacked up on the bulletin board to this day as a reminder not to let pets compute!

HAHA!

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post #18 of 20
Pets and computers isn't a good combination, I remember when the PowerBook G4 was brand new.

One guy bought the 500Mhz model from the company I work at, he came back a couple of days later with it..

His cat had tipped a cup of coffe over it, toasted..

And no warranty of course, he was *so* happy.
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post #19 of 20
Week One; with my then new tangerine iBook. I walked across the room, my leg was hooked on the extra long dial-up phone cord and crash!! Off the desk and onto the concrete floor. I think it must have chipped the concrete because, there was not a scratch on it. I was amazed! lol
However, the following week the little cheap-O speaker started to slowly crackel and die. (I still haven't replaced the speaker, I just use headphones on the road and monsoon speakers at home.)
I know, it's like dropping the baby but, It will be Ok! Good luck TJ :cool:
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post #20 of 20
The old iBook is rock soild, you can throw it in a wall and it will just bounce.
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