[IAEP] Mac Disaster at DFW

Mike Lee curiouslee at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 21:24:59 EST 2009

Well despite the scare, it's good that your laptop is running and  
displaying something on the dark screen. If your screen isn't cracked,  
the dead backlight might just be a loose internal connector that a  
technician can reseat.

On Nov 25, 2009, at 8:51 PM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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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