How to shutdown the white apple of the powerbook?

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  1. oaxaca macrumors newbie

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    :confused: there is any chance to shut down the light of the apple behind the screen of the powerbook?
    I use os tiger and I really hope in a command to turn off the brand...

    thanks a bunch
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, don't think so. I was told once that it's directly connected to the screen so without shutting off the screen, you can't shut off the logo. This might be wrong though, I've got no idea. :(
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Try opening the back LCD and covering the underside with black electrician tape. The light comes from the backlight of the LCD.
     
  4. oaxaca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for repling..

    already covered the apple but I hope in the 'command line' to shutdown the light cuz in the dark it's still visible.
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Bear in mind that this 'solution' would void your warranty and you'd still have a black Apple showing. Covering it from the outside is probably safer but uglier. Why bother? You won't usually see it anyhow and it's not bright enough to disturb others
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Do what the people of APO do and cover it with a big fat red circle.
     
  7. Chris1127 macrumors newbie

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  8. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    and exactly why do you want to hide it? The light from the screen itself will still be nice and bright anyway so it isn't like you can hide or anything...
     
  9. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Press and hold the lower brightness button until it shuts off. Of course then you won't be able to see your screen (unless you hook it up to the monitor.)

    The light that lights up the Apple is the same backlight that lights up your LCD.
     
  10. oaxaca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah

    I'm reading that the light of the apple comes fr the pixels of the screen, so I cannot shutdown the light anyhow.
    I'd like to hide the apple cuz I don't want to show the brand, that works fine, though.
     
  11. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like you're ashamed of using a Mac or something, lol...
     
  12. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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  13. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    just do what they do in the movies and put a yellow sticky over it!
     
  14. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Are you kidding me??? The glowing Apple logo is one of the coolest things on the iBooks/PowerBooks.
     
  15. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you could find one that says "Intel Inside". :p
     
  16. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    Even if you shut off the light, somehow, it'd be impossible to remove the branding -- the apple would still be there, albeit unlit. People would still know it was a Mac.

    Why do you want to hide the branding, anyway?
     
  17. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    I've taken apart the PB lcd and it indeed the brightness of the apple is dependant on the brightness of your screen.

    The brighter your screen is set, the brighter the apple will be.

    Are you ashamed of using an Apple or something?
    I'm so proud of my Powerbook :p
     
  18. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    I'm so proud to be a Mac user! I purposefully try to get people to ask me about it, so I can tell them about everything that they are missing. I love watching their reactions.

    "What?!?!?!? You mean that you don't use virus protection, and your computer is still usable????"

    "It NEVER crashes?!?!? What, do you never do anything with it or something???"

    :p
     
  19. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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  20. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I can think of lots of reasons to want to hide the logo. For example, onstage for a performance.

    Maybe you could get some metallic spray paint. Not sure if you could exactly match the back of the computer, but you could come close. Or maybe just paint a black square over it if you don't want the apple shape.
     
  21. oaxaca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for sending replies

    yeah there could be many reasons to hide a brand, even a good brand.
    so I have hide the apple with a black tape and then a fluorescent tape and I like this.

    Manzana::::: pretty cool the bsd devil onto the light!
     
  22. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    So buy a cheap, nameless/logoless laptop as a prop.

    If you're showing something off (like a powerpoint, or a movie), so what if people know you have a powerbook (or a Dell, or a Compaq for that matter).
     
  23. Ti_Poussin macrumors regular

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    You may want to change the cover totaly, check www.macmod.com it would be usefull before you lauch yourself in such an event or get some cool idea.
     
  24. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I'm talking about a performance where you're actually USING the computer, for example, as a synthesizer. The point is the performance, not what computer is being used, and this could be a distraction.

    This is one thing I don't like about the Apple photo books. Why does there need to be a huge Apple logo in the book? The point is to create a keepsake, not an ad for Apple. Not everyone wants to provide free advertising for the products they use.
     
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