Etched my macbook pro! Check it out.

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    After many months of trying to figure out what to put on it I finally got it etched. I went to EYS Laser in NJ. What do you guys think?

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    reebzor

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    I dont get it. Is Yoshi eating the apple or is Mario supposed to be Iron Man?
    i.e.
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    Well I found some decals and I vectorized them and combined them. My goal was to make it look like they were fighting for the apple.
     
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    I think it looks great. Gutsy move to do something this permanent to your MBP!
     
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    lucifiel

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    i really quite like the Yoshi, but I am not a fan of the Mario in Iron Man pose...

    that said, it'd look a little empty if there was just the yoshi...

    though i have to say, gutsy for the permanency of the etching :)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Ya it was actually quite an easy process and I'm glad it doesn't void the mac warranty. It is like tattooing your mac though heh.
     
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    AV8TOR

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    What did that cost and where did you have it done?
     
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    Techhie

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    Actually, it does "technically" void AppleCare. The rationale behind this being that Apple takes the entire LCD assembly when it breaks, then refurbishes it in another location to be used with another machine (one sent in for repair, or rebuilding a refurb machine before sale.)

    If you are lucky, the genius will give you a "that's so cool!" instead of a "Here is the bill." :p
     
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    Repo

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    Why doesn't Apple offer this? They seem to enjoy separating people from their money. Not that I have a problem with that, necessarily. :p
     
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    CorvusCamenarum

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    Isn't that a copyright violation? I work for an company that does engraving and we are expressly not allowed to use/do any images that might be protected by copyright. I had a guy come in just tonight wanting a Superman emblem on something and I had to turn him away.

    Still looks good, regardless.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it done at EYS Laser (eyslaser.com)

    They are located in Little Falls, NJ for anyone in the NYC/NJ area.

    I found the process to be really safe as well. Im gonna get my iPhone done later.
     
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    This looks very cool.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Sweet. I'd definitely like to get something etched. I'd like to mirror my tattoo, but as it's so personal I'd feel bad about ever selling the laptop!

    Maybe something Banksyish?
     
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    R.Perez

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    Technically yes probably it is. Is anyone ever going to do or say anything about it other than you? probably not. Its a technicality.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya I mean I don't see it as any different as someone getting a tattoo of pop eye on their arm.
     
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    GFLPraxis

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    That Mario pic is from Super Smash Bros Brawl...recognized it immediately. xD

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    Very awesome!
     
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    Yup thats the one! One of the guys who runs the place put an ironman on his laptop. It wasn't with the hand like the one someone posted up top. It was glowing in the center of his chest with the apple. It looked pretty cool too. I think I saw it in their gallery.
     
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    BornToMac

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    What machine did you get it engraved with (epilogue, Universal, Gravograph?) Also, do you recall the temature and speed ettings that were used and the strength of the laser?

    I have a laser engraver at work but have up until this point been reluctant to do it. Plus, not quite sure what image I would choose.
     
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    iHave the yoshi in the white decal form so it compliments the aluminium.
     
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    niuniu

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    Love it!

    I'm not a decal fan, but I would definitely get something etched if it was arty and classy looking. This is beautiful but it's a bit feminine for me..

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    Apple Ink

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    Nice.. A bold move!! But Excellent job
     
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    Looks great :D
    I can never do that to my lappy...=D
     
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    Agreed. Not sure I would ever risk it.
     
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    I bet you can get like a cool tree or something. That's what I would do.
     

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