Who here has a Colorware PB?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DC06, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. DC06 macrumors newbie

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    Just curious to see who here has had their PB painted by Colorware? Post your pics!! I'm getting a new 15'' soon (come on update!) and am considering getting it painted...a nice blue midnight color perhaps?? ;)
     
  2. slimflem macrumors regular

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    Why?? I don't think I would do it. It's too pretty already.
     
  3. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldn't paint on aluminum get all chipped and crappy looking? Now on the ibooks, you can use vinyl dye and actually CHANGE the color of the plastic. That would be cool.
     
  4. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    It's automobile-grade paint so I don't think it chips... but yeah I wouldn't paint it, I love the aluminum. But if I did, I like the Ferrari/Steel/Carbon colors. The other ones might get distracting. The iBook would probably look better, with its white keys... or you could get Smoke, and make your 15" look like an iBook. :p
     
  5. Lucky8 macrumors regular

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    No Way!:eek: I will never paint the aluminium if I ever own a PowerBook. Even with a high grade automobile laquer flip-flop paint job.
     
  6. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    laptop = colorful.

    warranty = voided.

    they don't paint the entire notebook either so despite a nice quality paint, it looks poor with an unpainted keyboard and track pad.
     
  7. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Colorware actually has permission from Apple and the warranty isn't void. I guess they avoid painting the keys because it would cover up the letters.
     
  8. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't make sense to me to pay 300 more for something that is colored.. maybe if it was a 100.. i remember i liked some color (i think carbon or smthn).. but i would still be very uncertain.. idk..
     
  9. wako macrumors 65816

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    WRONG


    Apple warranty IS voided out COMPLETELY and Apple NEVER gave them permission of any kind to color them and still have warranty.


    The warranty is entirely voided out. The only warranty they have on them is by Colorware. So if you had a problem with the system, you must deal with Colorware. They do offer a ONE year extended warranty (2 year total) on the systems, however you wont be getting three years since you wont be able to get Applecare.
     
  10. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    The above statement is correct.

    BTW
    I have a 40 gb iPod that i sent in for ColorWar'ization. I got the midnight blue. I love it. Paint is still looking good after 12 months now. Pics to follow.
     
  11. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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  12. itsbetteronamac macrumors regular

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    THE APPLE WARRENTY IS NOT VOIDED! I have spoken to my local "genious" and he said that it dosn't void the warrenty in any way. The only thing that apple won't cover is damage due to the painting. For instance if the painting processor f**ked up your HD, apple wouldn't cover it. But, if you HD just conked out by it self then apple will cover it. ColorWare did not get special permission from apple, but it still dosn't void your warrenty. In fact you can actually do what ever you want to your powerbook, and it dosn't void your warrenty, as long as w/e you did wasn't the cause of the problem. For instance if you totally took apart you PB, and replaced the HD and the Disc Drive, and then a month later you Apple branded RAM fried... apple would still cover it.
     
  13. reberto macrumors 65816

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    I do not have a colorware PB or iPod or iBook but I do have a colorware Xbox (not the one for sale, this one has been modded and is running OS X through Pear PC.)
     

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  14. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    "In fact you can actually do what ever you want to your powerbook, and it dosn't void your warrenty, as long as w/e you did wasn't the cause of the problem. For instance if you totally took apart you PB, and replaced the HD and the Disc Drive, and then a month later you Apple branded RAM fried... apple would still cover it."

    Uh, I really doubt that apple will cover your laptop if it was opened up by anyone else besides an apple certified technician. If you open up a powerbook or ibook to upgrade your hard drive which is not a "user-upgradeable part" and your logic board gets busted, I'm pretty certain that they will say "someone not authorized opened up the powerbook/ibook which caused the damage". Proof? Believe me, they will be able to tell if the powerbook/ibook was opened up.

    I think it would be foolish to think otherwise.

    have fun, but just be aware of what happens to your investment when unauthorized people do work. It's no different than installing an aftermarket stereo in a car under warranty, and then your temperature control/air conditioning system busts, they can easily say that there was a short in the car's electrical system due to the aftermarket parts and work. Be careful!
     
  15. portent macrumors 6502a

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    The warranty is a legal document.

    Chances are, if they can tell that you opened up the computer, then it's because you did do some damage to it. If you were careful, then they're legally bound to fix whatever "defects in materials or workmanship" were present. That's what small claims court is for, and usually the threat of it is enough.
     
  16. panda macrumors regular

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    try this

    or you could get a white ibook instead:)
     
  17. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I'd imagine there would be a sticker and/or if you upgrade an HDD for example, they would probably know the range of models they put in, and be aware it was user upgraded... And if you pass it off as you didn't upgrade it, and they find out, you are in deep s**t.
     
  18. Dagless macrumors Core

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    one question... Why?!

    i'm all for modding in the right circumstances. the White Xbox looks nice, the blue iPod looks OK-ish, but the PowerBook is a thing of utter and pure beauty. anything other than its silver aluminium would look sorta naff. it'd be like something Jordon or another random "it" girl would have, the sorta thing that gets the usual saying "it looks like money can't buy taste!"

    i dunno mate. be careful colouring your PowerBook.
     
  19. mpw Guest

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    There's no point trying to hide your shame by bragging about spending $00's customizing your iPod, we all know that's not a 'mid-night blue' paint job.

    Admit it it's Hewlett-Packard blue and you were the one who bought an iPod by HP! :D
     
  20. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually i spent less on my iPod than most spent on a ipod mini.

    I got a "free" 20gb ipod from *********.com
    went to the apple store and exchanged it for a 40gb model ($69) got apple care ($47). Mailed to to ColorwarePC for the painted (75 inc shipping).

    Cost me about191 total for a custom 40gb ipod with 2 years of apple care
     
  21. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    WHOA!!!!! That makes the iPod look awsome how much does that cost??
     
  22. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

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    I think the ColorWare iPod looks amazing! Nice!!
     
  23. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Cost was $65. Price varies based on generation and now color combinations. Make your own U2'esq ipod color scheme.
     
  24. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    The iPod and the Xbox look rather awesome. I was hoping for some Powerbook pics in this thread though. I guess it's too rich for most people's blood. $400 is a lot.
     
  25. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Plus since it voids Apple Warranty if you paint it after the fact its a little pricey. The wuality is good though. If you wanted a painted PB then buy it directly from them. You won't have a Apple Warranty but you will have a 2 year ColorWarePC warranty.
     

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