You're in the bar exam, and the unthinkable happens. Your computer shuts down for some unknown reason. You're severely behind schedule and absolutely going to run out of time. The "H" key falls off your laptop and so you have to hand write the exam (yes, that happened to someone before). Whatever it may be, something has gone horribly wrong in the middle of the bar exam.
What do you do?!
Your number one goal at this point is to do everything in your power not to panic. I know panicking is a natural reaction, and extremely difficult not to do in the midst of your emergency, but you must try your best regardless. The sooner you can calm down, regroup and start making smart decisions about how to handle the situation, the better off you will be. This is especially true if something goes wrong in the first half of the day and you have all of the lunch break to rehash the gory details. You MUST stop yourself from doing so. That will only add to the damage. The goal is to mitigate.
The other thing you need to know is that no matter what happens, DO NOT GIVE UP. EVER. In the moment, you will believe the damage is catastrophic. You will think that your shot at passing is dead and buried, 6 feet under. Don't let thoughts like these take over. Keep pushing through and do your absolute best for the remainder of the exam. There are a number of examinees who found themselves in such a situation and believed all hope was lost, so they gave up. Come to find out when scores were released, they would have easily passed if they had not quit and gotten just a few more points. You never want to face that kind of regret.
Even if you did suffer a deadly blow, you will want to keep doing your best so you can get the most from the exam. You have paid over $700 just to be in that room. If you fail, you will get your scores back and will know how you did on the various sections. You will take the exam again, and having this kind of information about your previous performance will be invaluable. Don't throw away this costly and helpful information in the moment just because you are feeling defeated and hopeless.
Resolve to do your best no matter what.