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Is there potential damage?


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#1 Alex411

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:57 PM

hello, 

I accidentally dropped a plastic jar (less then 7oz)onto the area to the bottom right of the keyboard. It's heavy enough to where I'm worried something could be damaged internally. I've checked the HDD for errors and it says it's fine. I also checked the program Crystal Disc Info and it also says everything's working normally.  I don't hear any odd sounds or anything that appears to be abnormal. Do you think I have anything to worry about?

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:21 PM

Keyboards are actually fairly tough, and if there are no indications anything else has suffered from the impact, I think the signs are good. The screen is the most vulnerable part when it comes to a hit.
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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:25 PM

Keyboards are actually fairly tough, and if there are no indications anything else has suffered from the impact, I think the signs are good. The screen is the most vulnerable part when it comes to a hit.

So even though it was struck slightly below the keyboard (to the right of the touchpad) it should still be okay? I saw a few videos that showed the HDD is in that position and so I was rather concerned.  



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:39 PM

Only time will tell for sure, but if a hard drive is affected by impact, it usually shows up immediately. A good report from Crystal Disk Info is encouraging. Was the laptop on a solid surface like a desk or table? If so, less physical motion would occur, but in any case, a laptop hard drive is expected to be designed with a higher tolerance of G-forces than regular desktop drives.
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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:45 PM

Yes, it was on a desk. I hope everything works out alright. Thank you for the response.  :thumbup2:



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 10:56 PM

You're welcome! Hope all goes well.
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:55 AM

Those keyboard support areas are pretty tough.  Tough enough to pinch a pen closed between the screen and keyboard and break the display element before any damage to the keyboard resulted.  The drives are pretty tough themselves and will take a pretty good "knock" before anything gets damaged.






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