Originally Posted by gomefun2
i didnt really read anything here, but in my experience moving parts and motion to generally mix, for example i was playing my 360 when i first got it and turned it from standing up to on its side. Now my PGR3 disc has a huge scratch in (still works though). I'm sure that your notebook is slightly more resilient than my 360, but still if you have to move it while the parts are spinning i wouldnt recommend tiliting it alot, try and keep it level.
well, the only moving parts in a laptop that i can think of really are the cd/dvd drive and the hdd. the hdd should be find for normal movement. i mean, i've played around with external drives while they are running and reading/writing. it's fun to feel the gyroscopic effects and those unintuitive forces that are caused when you rotate them about an axis that isn't the axis of rotation, and so far, i havent had a hard drive failure. you should try it sometime, though don't make any really sudden movements, but do it smoothly. as for cd drives, that's pretty much the only thing that's going to get scratched, as it's not built to as high standards for precise motion as a hdd. but, in a laptop, the cds are actually relatively sturdily held in place, but it's stoll not a good idea to go move things sharply, but smooth motion should be fine.
i also have to admit i havent read the posts in here for a long time, so this may have been covered