May 3, 2008 at 6:45 am #1050
Yeah, so I’m working away yesterday at a client location, and I’m using my MacBook with their monitor and such. Anyway, I have this fresh 9oz cup of water freshly topped off sitting far away from my gear. I reach toward the mouse, and somehow manage to hit the cup… it slides (you guessed it) right into my MacBook. Then it instantly tips over and dumps the entire contents (save .5 oz of H20) directly into the keyboard valley on my running machine!
I scoop it up one handed and with palm under it, I flip it upside down as fast as I can while I start reaching for cables with the other hand. A quick move of the hand and I’ve got it gripped in the upside-down position, with the water pouring out of it. It’s still running. I ask for help, and immediately receive a whole roll of paper towels, and a can of air. While the producer on this project mops up my workspace with paper towels, I start soaking up water from the exposed surfaces of my still running and upside down computer. Then the air starts.
I use the can of air to try and force air back out of the machine, while holding it upside down. I initiate a restart so that I can easily save the data from all of my open projects, and continue to blow out the machine, the keyboard and all of the vent holes while this happens. The computer hadn’t been restarted in like a week, so it’s going slow. This makes everyone around me super nervous, they are certain it’s about to puff smoke. I’m smiling like an idiot because it’s a funny unfortunate event, but I feel like I’ve already seen the sum of the problems.
So, it restarts. I flip it over, plug the MagSafe back in, plug my mouse back in and get back to work. Total downtime: about 8 minutes. Machine power-off time: 0 minutes 0 seconds.
Still going strong. 🙂
Did I mention that I dropped it on the concrete last week too? I’m so hard on new machines.May 3, 2008 at 10:47 am #12727digitaltopiaParticipant
What was that about new machines giving you a hard-on?May 3, 2008 at 1:14 pm #12728OctaviousParticipant
Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. When you dropped on concrete, how far was the fall?May 4, 2008 at 4:16 pm #12722
I had it in my backpack, which is side loader. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to close it so as I slung it onto my back (over one shoulder) it popped out and went straight down. I guess it would be 4.5 to 5 feet, landed directly on a corner.May 14, 2008 at 9:09 pm #12726Pa-ulParticipant
Apple should employ to do destructive tests on their products. 😀
Think of the big box of goodies you would get.
Christmas every month or so.
If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.May 14, 2008 at 11:26 pm #12723
That 8-core Mac Pro… uh… yeah I broke that. 😀May 15, 2008 at 1:45 pm #12725NewmanParticipant
God dam Bryan, you really like to show your stuff who’s boss.May 15, 2008 at 10:53 pm #12729OctaviousParticipant
Bryan seems to go thru alot of cars and computers.
BTW, has anyone seen the latest Mac commercial with the PC’s talking about themselves living with Vista? Funny!May 16, 2008 at 4:20 am #12724Version3 wrote:That 8-core Mac Pro… uh… yeah I broke that. 😀
BTW: this was supposed to be what I’d tell Apple after they sent me the machine. -so I could keep it.
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