Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 23, 2006, 02:52 PM   #1
charlestrippy
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Send a message via AIM to charlestrippy
places that engrave ipod/nanos?

So - i got a new 2g ipod nano - i'd like to get it engraved, however - it's all ready in my hands - does anyone know a 3rd party or something that will engrave your ipod?
__________________
MBP 2.33 Ghz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 160GB Hard drive
MacPro 2.66 Ghz Duel core 6GB Ram 2TB Hard drive
www.youtube.com/charlestrippy
charlestrippy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2006, 03:21 PM   #2
ReanimationLP
macrumors 68030
 
ReanimationLP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On the moon.
Most jewelry stores.

DONT take it to Things Remembered. Not only will they screw you over with the pricing, but it will BREAK inside of the machine.

Trust me, I used to work there. I did an iPod nano for a girl and the screen shattered from the pressure put on it.

You need to find someone who does engravement by hand, not with a machine.
__________________
"For what am I living?"
I want to shout it out loud. Can you hear me?


Stuff for Sale :3
ReanimationLP is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2006, 03:42 PM   #3
backsidetailsli
macrumors 65816
 
backsidetailsli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Toronto!
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReanimationLP
Most jewelry stores.

DONT take it to Things Remembered. Not only will they screw you over with the pricing, but it will BREAK inside of the machine.

Trust me, I used to work there. I did an iPod nano for a girl and the screen shattered from the pressure put on it.

You need to find someone who does engravement by hand, not with a machine.
loool that sucks like a hardcore pornstar.
what did the girl say/do?
__________________

www.badratart.com
backsidetailsli is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2006, 03:59 PM   #4
KevKaos
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA
When my GF was ordering a Nano for her son, we were told that it is a really bad idea to try to engrave any iPod other than at the factory. I guess if you take the back cover off it would be ok, but the rep from Apple said that when Apple engraves them, it is before the back is put on.I have no way of knowing if this is fact or not, but that is what we were told.
KevKaos is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2006, 04:43 PM   #5
charlestrippy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Send a message via AIM to charlestrippy
well, if that is the case -

does anyone want to buy a BRAND new Factory Sealed 2g Ipod (4gb - green?) - that way I can just use the money and buy it from apple and have it engraved?

__________________
MBP 2.33 Ghz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 160GB Hard drive
MacPro 2.66 Ghz Duel core 6GB Ram 2TB Hard drive
www.youtube.com/charlestrippy
charlestrippy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2006, 05:37 PM   #6
Lebowski
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
um, any jewlery store ever?



guessing around 15 bucks give or take.

i used to have access to a laser engraver and bead blaster. i did a few 2nd gen backs. would mask off a design, then bead blast, then remove masking and you would have an "etched" design. laser engraver allowed for very fine vector art to be inscribed. didnt have to open the pod up either.
__________________
MacPro Dual 2.4 Quad Westmere / MacbookPro 2.4 i7
Quad G5 Powermac / G4 Powermac 733 / 1.42 Mini /17" powerbook 1.33 / iPad
Lebowski is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2006, 06:52 PM   #7
snakelda
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Az.
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlestrippy
well, if that is the case -

does anyone want to buy a BRAND new Factory Sealed 2g Ipod (4gb - green?) - that way I can just use the money and buy it from apple and have it engraved?

I was looking to buy a blue iPod.....green is fugly!!!Is that how the case looks like?Hard Plastic?
__________________
Mic Check 1,2,1,2
snakelda is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2006, 07:37 PM   #8
charlestrippy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Send a message via AIM to charlestrippy
green is fugly....interesting word choice.

yes, that is the casing.
__________________
MBP 2.33 Ghz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 160GB Hard drive
MacPro 2.66 Ghz Duel core 6GB Ram 2TB Hard drive
www.youtube.com/charlestrippy
charlestrippy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2006, 07:12 AM   #9
KevKaos
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA
Maybe I should have been a bit more clear in my posting as to why they told us that engraving was dangerous to iPods. They said it was due to the vibration that happens with traditional engraving. I guess other sorts of engraving could work. My only point was that you should be careful.
KevKaos is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2006, 07:15 AM   #10
KevKaos
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlestrippy
green is fugly....interesting word choice.
I don't think we'll find that word in the dictionary, but I know exactly what the definition is. hahaha
KevKaos is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2006, 02:57 AM   #11
Gigitt
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlestrippy
green is fugly....interesting word choice.

yes, that is the casing.
bwahahaha... Aussie slang = F... ugly
Gigitt is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2006, 07:17 AM   #12
KevKaos
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigitt
bwahahaha... Aussie slang = F... ugly
I think you will find that it is more likely a universal english slang for F@#$'N ugly. I think I first heard it something like 30 years ago.
KevKaos is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2006, 07:25 AM   #13
Scarlet Fever
macrumors 68040
 
Scarlet Fever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bookshop!
out of interest, why do you want it engraved so bad?
Scarlet Fever is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 2006, 12:25 AM   #14
charlestrippy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Send a message via AIM to charlestrippy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scarlet Fever
out of interest, why do you want it engraved so bad?
gift for the girlfriend
__________________
MBP 2.33 Ghz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 160GB Hard drive
MacPro 2.66 Ghz Duel core 6GB Ram 2TB Hard drive
www.youtube.com/charlestrippy
charlestrippy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 2006, 04:06 PM   #15
feelthefire
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
anyplace with a LASER engraver should do just fine. The contact engravers, maybe not, but a good jeweler will have a laser engraver. These are no contact, no vibration, just heat, and how Apple has them done in the factory.
feelthefire is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 30, 2006, 01:18 AM   #16
Scarlet Fever
macrumors 68040
 
Scarlet Fever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bookshop!
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlestrippy View Post
gift for the girlfriend
ahh... yeah sell it and buy another one
Scarlet Fever is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 30, 2006, 09:01 PM   #17
puckhead193
macrumors G3
 
puckhead193's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NY
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlestrippy View Post
does anyone want to buy a BRAND new Factory Sealed 2g Ipod (4gb - green?)
since its not open can't u return it to the store
__________________
nMP - 6 core, D700s, 32 gig, 1 TB, NEC PA272W
20" iMac C2D
17" MBP i7
128GB iPhone 6+, 64 GB iPad 3
puckhead193 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 30, 2006, 09:10 PM   #18
ehayut
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
yeah, you should be able to return it
ehayut is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did you engrave your message on iPad? macy LC iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 2 Mar 4, 2013 01:28 PM
All iPads: Can you engrave anything really? iSensei iPad 5 Nov 26, 2012 09:37 PM
Should I engrave it? Irockgod iPod touch 44 Oct 14, 2012 09:08 AM
Where can I find cheap ipod nanos? (6g) karnier Buying Tips and Advice 1 Sep 23, 2012 12:16 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC