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fussball
Aug 12, 2003, 09:35 PM
Hi all-
I just repainted my iBook case to navy blue. When I was putting the case back on, I managed to strip the heads of 2 of the 4 hex head screws that help hold the upper case cover on to the back of the lcd display. anyone have any idea as to where I may be able to find some replacement screws? (some torx head screws would be nice- the hex heads are a very poor choice for this application.)

BTW- no pictures at the moment as the cable for my digi cam is MIA at the moment.


thanks- john

rhpenguin
Aug 12, 2003, 09:57 PM
what sixe hex drivers did u use? ive been wanting to swap my optical drive out.

fussball
Aug 12, 2003, 10:04 PM
well- for the optical drive, you only need to take the bottom cover off, I would assume- and the bottom screws have 2mm hex heads. the top case uses smaller one. there are also 4 phillips head screws under the foot pads. the bottom case is a PITA to get off- be VERY careful, as it takes a good amount of force, but everything is also fragile. those sizes are for a 14.1" book, and not a 12"- I can't guarantee they will be the same- but they should be :-) HTH

tazo
Aug 12, 2003, 10:43 PM
Wow that sounds cool, a good color, post some pix when you manage to find your cam :)

cb911
Aug 13, 2003, 01:58 AM
there used to be a site that sold heaps of Apple parts, like TiBook cases and individual parts. i can't remember the URL, perhaps someone else has it.

it would also be good if you had a buddy working in an Apple store or reseller. ;)

fussball
Aug 13, 2003, 11:47 PM
it would be great if someone could help me out with that site! I guess I could rummage at radio shack or somewhere like that- but I doubt I will have any luck

fussball
Aug 15, 2003, 09:24 PM
I've got the pics on my computer now, but nowhere to host them :-(

also- I emailed the smalldog.com guys and they have the screw set for the iBook... sweeet!!!

tazo
Aug 15, 2003, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by fussball
I've got the pics on my computer now, but nowhere to host them :-(

also- I emailed the smalldog.com guys and they have the screw set for the iBook... sweeet!!!

email them to webmaster@thejokevault.com I'll host them for you on my server and then I'll email you their respective urls.

The Macrumors clan takes care of their own ;) :D

jzieske
Aug 17, 2003, 11:47 AM
any pics up yet?

fussball
Aug 17, 2003, 12:31 PM
pics are up. here is the link: http://boycottbuymusic.com/ibook.html

many thanks to Tazo for the page, and hosting space!!

QCassidy352
Aug 17, 2003, 12:49 PM
that mod looks totally sweet.

rainman::|:|
Aug 17, 2003, 12:52 PM
my old failsafe for most screws (including hex) is to file a deep groove across the head of the screw, then use a simple flathead screwdriver . Not the prettiest, but it works...

pnw

jzieske
Aug 17, 2003, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by fussball
pics are up. here is the link: http://boycottbuymusic.com/ibook.html

many thanks to Tazo for the page, and hosting space!!

That is very impressive. Maybe Apple should sell colored iBooks again.

fussball
Aug 17, 2003, 01:21 PM
paul- I was planning to do that, but the screws are so small I don't want to do that for fear of destroying them completely

mnkeybsness
Aug 17, 2003, 01:59 PM
great paint job! i love blue...

sorry i can't help with those screws. :(

tazo
Aug 17, 2003, 02:26 PM
lol no problem dude....took all of 5 min ;) And only that much time cuz I messed up with where I put the <br> tag ;)

And I agree, that mod is SWEEET. Although it reminds me a bit of that Dell laptop.....jk!