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#1 julianbl

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:09

Ok, picture this... it was a nice Sunday afternoon and the boys wen out for a ride... on some damn powerful motorcycles...

One of them took his brand new MabBook Pro 13" on his standard back pack...

When testing the bike at 315km/h, the backpack zip started to fail... and all of the sudden, the macbook flew trough the air... landing on the side of the road, beginning a series of turns and crushes from about 150 meters... while being torn apart.

the result?... see the pictures:

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The best part... we try to make it work again.... and we could!!!
the hard disk, motherboard and superdrive survived! and with an external monitor, keyboard/mouse and new ddr3 memory modules... it booted!!

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Complete set of pictures here:

http://img713.yfrog....?g=dscn0003.jpg


Regards,
Julián and Leonardo.


#2 tiagosilva29

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:11

I'm laughing because I know that some will cry.

#3 John.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:14

Posted Image. That is all.

#4 Sulphy

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:14

hahahaha!!!! excellent! :) i feel so much better now!!!! :p

Condolences tho on the loss of your shiny toy

#5 what

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:14

Can you do it again and compare it to the survivability of a human coming off at that speed?

#6 LightShadow

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:14

Package all that up in a nice air circulated box. And you have got your self a Sort-Off Mac Mini :p

#7 The_Decryptor

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:16

I half expected this to be about one of those guys who buy expensive products and break them to show off some random point (like the guys who repeatedly drove over the iPhone or something, then said it was weak because the screen cracked)

#8 NeoXY

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:18

LMFAO.

Which just goes to show the build quality of those things. The frontal shot is astonishing to me. Sure the screen is gone, but the keyboard, trackpad seem almost perfectly intact. And for dropping it at almost 200mp/h, the laptop remained surprisingly rigid and the boot up was just the icing on the cake isn't it?

Nice story. (But poor laptop).

#9 +Frank B.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:25

Submitted to Digg and Reddit.

#10 Steve B.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:27

The fact that it boots is astonishing. (Y)

#11 Rob2687

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:29

Incredible it still works!

#12 e-berlin.org

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:30

Apple quality. Period.

#13 stevember

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:30

Testing bike nearly 200mph with backpack etc ummm

Gene-pool springs to mind...

Was it still in bag when dropped? Was it on concrete to tumbling sliding 150 m?

#14 bjoswald

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:42

Good thing it wasn't one of the idiots that fell off and got banged up.

Amazed it still works, though.

#15 OP julianbl

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 15:43

Testing bike nearly 200mph with backpack etc ummm

Gene-pool springs to mind...

Was it still in bag when dropped? Was it on concrete to tumbling sliding 150 m?


Let me clarify some things...
1) it's not may macbook, I have the same one but it's from a co-worker's friend. I just disassemble and make it work again. (and toke pictures :p)
2) the zip of the bag opened, and the macbook fell off, on the grass (side of the rode).... generating an spectacular dirt cloud...