Laptop fell on the ground, everything works fine but will there be future consequences?

neshad

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Hello everybody...well as the title says, my laptop fell and hit the ground (from 1,5 meter height :O)...it was turned on and after the fall screen was all messed up with crazy colors etc...I turned it off and was thinking that is a kiss goodbye. But after I turned it on again everything was as usual, like nothing happened (also not a single scratch)..I did some tests and they show that hard disk is healthy and fine...Anyway, should I stop thinking about it as everything looks fine (fall happened 2 days ago)..? My main question is: is there gonna be future consequences or are they immediately seen? Thank you for your response in advance.
 

Yonose

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As long as you dont hear any scratching sound from your HDD then its fine, when/if you do, replace your HDD.
 

Yonose

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If you had a HDD you probably want to change that to a newer HDD (SSD if you can). If you had a HDD and it was turned on, its a big chance you got a scratch on the HDD and therefor it will be worse the longer HDD is running.

If you had a SSD its is probably fine, it can take more impact damage. (dosnt mean you shouldnt be carefull about it :p )
 

neshad

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Well, it was a HDD... : /...but if the tests are good and says hard drive is healthy and no bad sectors, doesn't that mean that was not damaged (by some miracle) :D ? Or it's gonna show up soon and die on me?

 

Yonose

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As long as you dont hear any scratching sound from your HDD then its fine, when/if you do, replace your HDD.
 

neshad

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Well, there's no such noises...for now. Everything sounds as usual...Hopefully, I was very lucky : /... thanks for your answers..

 

Khristeen

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Hi neshad. I'm not giving a sollution but can I ask for any updates on your laptop? I dropped mine yesterday and I think that we have a fairly similar situation. Did it show some signs of damage after a few days/weeks or everything worked just fine?
 
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