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Old Dec 7, 2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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Apple Logo Color Changed!!!

So I had to replace my 17" MBP's lcd yesterday (there was a big gash in it and since the lcd was super expensive i decided to take a stab at doing it myself--it was actually very easy) and since the whole top half of the computer was exposed i also decided to change the logo color! I was going for a deep shade of blue, and what look like that on a transparency appeared to be slightly purple, but still very awesome. It was very easy to get the panel off to get to the logo, so if it needs to go out for service it'll only take 20 min to remove my "warranty voider." Anyway, i just felt i should share my accomplishments...

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Old Dec 7, 2006, 02:05 PM   #2
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Awesome! Does it still light up? How did you do it? How did you change the color?
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 02:07 PM   #3
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That DOES look sweet. Does it light up?...and same questions as above.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 02:14 PM   #4
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Oh my god! Pure excellence.

Well done.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 03:12 PM   #5
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A picture in the dark showing it lit up would really be nice.

That looks awesome.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 03:24 PM   #6
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Very unique! I like it!
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 03:25 PM   #7
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Changing the Apple colour is my favourite Powerbook mod. I remember seeing one person who'd used several colours to create the old Apple rainbow logo.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 03:28 PM   #8
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Changing the Apple colour is my favourite Powerbook mod. I remember seeing one person who'd used several colours to create the old Apple rainbow logo.
that was really cool looking. don't forget if you ever need to take/send it to Apple you need to undo that as they won't service it if they know you opened the case.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 03:36 PM   #9
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Changing the Apple colour is my favourite Powerbook mod. I remember seeing one person who'd used several colours to create the old Apple rainbow logo.
www.icolours.ca

It's actually my cousin's business.

Check it out! You can get whatever you want pretty much, colours, designs, patterns........ the original Apple logo all for a reasonable price.

Also the light does shine through it so you can change the level of brightness.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 03:37 PM   #10
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Thats amazing, pics of it lit up??
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 03:41 PM   #11
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Thats amazing, pics of it lit up??
I think it is lit up..... it's just so dark you can't see the differences.
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 03:46 PM   #12
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Well a picture of it in a dark environment then, so we can see it in it's true purple glory
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 04:07 PM   #13
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These are vinyl decals and are very easy to apply and remove. I got mine on e-bay. The light does show through. I bought the lime-yellow one.
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Really nice looking mod
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 08:15 PM   #15
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Yeah it does light up. Couldn't get a good pic with my camera phone in the dark but i'll try to get a good one. It's obviously not as bright as the original white, but it's very distinguishable, esp in the dark. It was actually pretty simple...I just printed out a colored transparency (i've heard of icolors.ca but this was free ) and there's a little "slot" behind the logo that the gel fits perfectly into.

I know to remove it when I'm sending it in for service, but I already changed the LCD myself. From what I've heard as long as nothing else is broken the laptop's still under warranty (except my lcd, obviously). Anyone heard different (even though it's too late because the lcd's changed)?
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www.icolours.ca

It's actually my cousin's business.
$4 bucks. Sweet!
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 08:28 PM   #17
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Changing the Apple colour is my favourite Powerbook mod. I remember seeing one person who'd used several colours to create the old Apple rainbow logo.
I am sure I am not the only one who has done this but maybe you saw mine when I posted.

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www.icolours.ca

It's actually my cousin's business.

Check it out! You can get whatever you want pretty much, colours, designs, patterns........ the original Apple logo all for a reasonable price.

Also the light does shine through it so you can change the level of brightness.
Gonna have to try this!!
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 08:33 PM   #19
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i would love to see that done to a imac G5/intel to bad it wouldnt light up on an imac though
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www.icolours.ca

It's actually my cousin's business.

Check it out! You can get whatever you want pretty much, colours, designs, patterns........ the original Apple logo all for a reasonable price.

Also the light does shine through it so you can change the level of brightness.

Any deals for MacRumor members if we decide to purchase?
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i actually bought the old school rainbow decal from you cousin (I guess you said) about a month or so ago but have been fearful of actually installing it because of the whole "warranty void" - is it really difficult to add/remove? ie) does the original white logo plastic apple have to be removed or so it sit right on that? thanks! maybe after hearing about what others have done i'll be more inclined to actually do it to mine since the decal has been sitting on a shelf for a month!
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i actually bought the old school rainbow decal from you cousin (I guess you said) about a month or so ago but have been fearful of actually installing it because of the whole "warranty void" - is it really difficult to add/remove? ie) does the original white logo plastic apple have to be removed or so it sit right on that? thanks! maybe after hearing about what others have done i'll be more inclined to actually do it to mine since the decal has been sitting on a shelf for a month!
As far as I know you leave the white logo part on. But if you ever need to send it in for repairs you can take it off so the warranty isn't voided. Hurry up and install it! :P
Also feel free to e-mail him (my cousin):
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Old Dec 7, 2006, 09:19 PM   #23
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Yeah, at least in the MBP's, theres the translucent plastic that's actually part of the case, and there's another thicker plastic translucent white piece that's foam-glued to the case. You just peel back that foam, slip the gel in, and stick it back down. The only hard part (and delicate too) is actually snapping the casing off.
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I prefer the original white Apple. It goes nicely with the white backlit keyboard
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Surely there's got to be one of these things that can go over the outside, rather than opening up the machine. A perfect-fitting electrostatic sort of colored gel (when I say gel I don't mean hair stuff I mean the material they used to alter light on film sets) that you slip over the logo.

Is that out there?
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