Toshiba laptop fell to floor - is it okay?

September 25, 2011 at 21:47:48
Specs: Windows 7
My laptop fell from approximate knee level, I'll say about 2 feet, and hit my hard tile floor. I heard the sound of impact, the encasing of my computer on the floor. I hated that sound. This computer appears to work fine and it's making no noticeably different sound. It's a Windows 7 Toshiba laptop. I'm assuming the makers of these things expected someone to drop it at some point. I mean, see no cracks or changes in performance at all. I'm just afraid that it may have taken internal damage that can kill it later. I really need this computer for school or I'm screwed. Should it be okay?

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September 25, 2011 at 23:01:29
If you tested all the functions and it operates properly to the best of your knowledge then I think you can assume that it is OK. A point to remember laptops are not laptops... there's a misnomer if there ever was one. Laptops should not be used on your lap, on a bed, or a cushion. Use them on a table top instead. Less chance of them overheating or falling off your lap.

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September 26, 2011 at 13:41:16
The stuff is made to take some abuse but they are all made in the most cheap manner.

It will fail, you can count on that but when is anyone's guess. It will fail for any reason and may not be related to shock. Just live it with and try to be more careful with your toys.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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September 26, 2011 at 18:23:39
Consider yourself very lucky. Still wouldn't hurt to first backup all data and then run a hard-disk diagnostic to make sure something is "about to go".

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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