Etched my macbook pro! Check it out.

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  1. Devilsfan85 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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  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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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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  3. Devilsfan85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    I think it looks great. Gutsy move to do something this permanent to your MBP!
     
  5. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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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. Devilsfan85 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.
     
  7. AV8TOR macrumors regular

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    What did that cost and where did you have it done?
     
  8. Techhie macrumors 65816

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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
     
  9. Repo macrumors 6502a

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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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    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. Devilsfan85 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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    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?
     
  15. R.Perez macrumors 6502

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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. Devilsfan85 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.
     
  17. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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

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    Very awesome!
     
  18. Devilsfan85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  19. BornToMac macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  20. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

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    iHave the yoshi in the white decal form so it compliments the aluminium.
     
  21. niuniu macrumors 68020

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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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    Looks great :D
    I can never do that to my lappy...=D
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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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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