You see alot of damaged computers in desktop support,
but this morning a real doozy rolled in. This one had been
accidentally dropped from a 3 story balcony.
Almost Rectangular !
Side opposite point of impact. Some of the ports are still intact!
This side is the point of Impact. I think that it may have fallen on dirt or grass, because of the noticable green grass stains on point of impact, and noticable lack of overall shatterage.
The bad news continues, because the user would kindly like his data back, thank you. I had already made my own plans for the laptop, but decide to delay them in order to "say that I tried". First I call Onur over to take some pictures with his dope camera phone. I plug in an AC adapter and press the on button for kicks. The first good sign is that the AC adapter light comes on , and the battery appears to be charging.
Onur asks if anyone has bluetooth so he can transfer the files, then notices that "DHill's Computer" is broadcasting. This is our laptop! The screen is, of course, black, and, well, shatttered.
Next I plug it in and connect a keyboard, ethernet cable, and firewire cable. The plan is to bring it up in target mode and quickly move his files to my desktop. I end up having to peel away the case with pliers to access the sockets since nothing really "lines up" anymore... After checking that all the cords are tight, It boots with the familiar chime and mounts in firewire mode.
After "about an hour" I have moved 55 gigabytes off of the computer and saved the day.