Airbag Smashes MacBook Into Man’s Chest, Leaves MacBook-Shaped Bruise



The MacBook Air is thin, sexy machine, but you wouldn’t want one smashed into your chest during a car accident.

That’s what happened to this MacBook Air above. It was sitting in a man’s lap when the airbag went off and crushed it into his chest, bending the lid like a Taco. Amazingly, the computer still works, but it left a MacBook-shaped mark on the man’s chest. The man is lucky — the MacBook Air is thin enough to slice through bread and human flesh (see the pix after the jump).

“He does have a bruise that matches the leading edge of the MacBook Air,” says Dana Stibolt, president of MacMedics, the Maryland repair shop that’s attempting to fix the machine.

Stibolt says the man had the MacBook Air open in his lap as he sat in the passenger seat. When the car was involved in a serious smash, the airbag deployed and “pushed the top edge of the MacBook Air (where the camera is) into him, and then kept pushing from the bottom of the hinge area effectively crushing it on his chest,” says Stibolt. Ouch!

The picture on the screen – which looks like a black-and-white mountain — is the pattern of the broken LCD.

Stibolt is hoping to replace the screen — the rest of the computer seems to work fine. More at MacMedics.


The MacBook Air is thin enough to slice bread and flesh, as some German forum members have demonstrated.



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