[IAEP] Mac Disaster at DFW

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 21:12:16 EST 2009

Often you can get by with grabbing a spare monitor or working with the data
projector. Good idea perhaps now to run time-machine and backup all the
stuff on your HDD. good luck. :-)

2009/11/26 Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>

>  Hi....
> My Mac got smashed today at security at  DFW.  Ed  placed the tray with my
> computer on the track going  thru the scanner and as he turned to put
> another tray on (there was a 18-24" gap between the track and the table),
> the TSA agent backed the track about 8" knocking the tray with my computer
> into the gap and onto the floor.
> It still boots and runs fine, but the screen has lost its backlight. It I
> use a really bright flashlight, I can barely make out the image. Now I need
> to do work for the SG and my presentation for Moorpark College. :-(  Not
> sure how I will pull it off
> I will  visit the Apple store this weekend and file a claim with the TSA,
> but I think this will end up costing me a lot of $$$.
> Caryl  (written on my XO test machine)
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