Personal computers quite often get damaged (sometimes beyond repair) in numerous situations like you drop your MacBook from a height while moving holding it in one hand. Another similar scenario might be that you get your Mac watered and the screen goes black after a long hum sound, and then it becomes silent. Well, there may be any number of scenarios causing Mac boot failure or like issues. However, the types and extent of damages do matter when it comes to fixing them and bringing them back to their previous working state. On the other hand, what the users need to do is, keep such devices away from external hazards like water, dust, heat and other similar threats as well as do handle them with a bit more care.
Discussing Incidents causing Mac Machines Damages
If you purchase a Mac desktop, it means that you might not mind others seeing your stuff while you are on your system. Things are not that personal and you can share them with your family members or friends sitting next to you. May be you want them see your stuff like movies, videos, and more. On the other hand, if you seek a little privacy, you opt for a laptop (i.e. MacBook) and keep the stuff a bit closer to you only. However, you must be more attentive and responsible for it’s handling, as these devices are quite delicate and require immense care to be taken. Those who fail to take care of their personal belongings of such types have to suffer data loss ultimately, and they go for data recovery that also relies on the extent of damage happened. A few similar scenarios are mentioned in the below section:
MacBook Dropped from a Height and would Fail to Boot
When it comes to taking care of the computer, many of you fail to do it. In fact, maintaining computers is a big issue for almost everyone out here, since they demand massive care to perform flawlessly during their entire lifetime. However, users often forget to clean (both inner and outer) their computers, even though they do clean themselves every day. Well, it is not only about internal and/or outer cleaning, but it is about taking proper care of them, including their handling while carrying them because they are fragile and might get damaged severely if dropped from a height.
For instance, you are working on your MacBook sitting in the living room. Then you feel like going to your room and continue with the work. You lift the MacBook and start walking towards the room and then suddenly, you dropped it on the floor. You hear a hum noise and all of a sudden, the screen goes black. You are like OMG! You lift it up and press the power button but it no longer works as it used to.
Though it is quite difficult and almost impossible to overcome whatever happened in the last moment, it might be a little easier for you to forget this accident if you have a recent backup of all the data you just lost. You can get back your entire data only if the hard drive (most likely SSD) of the MacBook is intact.
MacBook got Watered and would Fail to Boot
Laptops are ultra-portable and require extreme level of care to attain flawless performance. In case a little mishap occurs, the overall work schedule becomes unsteady and very difficult to manage to attain the same level of performance again. Since computers are machines, the users must make sure they do not come in direct contact with heat, water, and some similar external hazardous elements. In case a like scenario arises, the user has to bear whatever consequences it leads to.
For instance, suppose you are working in office sitting on your workplace and drinking tea. All of a sudden, the phone rings and you in helter-skelter dropped the cup of tea onto the MacBook. You take a tissue and start cleaning the keyboard. However, it does not work, but on the contrary cause your MacBook shut down with a long hum sound. You press the power button so many times, but all in vain.
In such a situation, you cannot do anything but let the system and internals dry by themselves. Take out the battery and unscrew the internals to the maximum, and then keep them at a place where they can dry out easily as well as quickly. If feasible, leave the internals drying out for a minimum of two weeks. In case the hard drive is intact, take immediate backup and assemble all the internals back when dried out completely. This most likely works and enables the MacBook turn on again.
What, if nothing helped Mac Boot?
As far as the chances of the Mac machine to boot and work when fallen on the floor from a height or watered are concerned, all that matters is whether the fixes provided were good enough for the issues caused. In case the issues were not fixed efficiently, the particular Mac machine might not be able to boot or function properly.
In such a situation, the primary issue is the data stored on the Mac, which must be intact. To check this, take out the hard drive and take a full backup immediately. In case the hard drive is also damaged, data recovery experts are the only hope left.
Tip: - Always keep a recent full backup of your data at a place other than your computer. Use an external drive instead.