2 LCDs in one Mac? Cooool

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikes70mustang, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

    mikes70mustang

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    US
    #1
    So i was looking for the best price on a colored blackberry trackball and came across this
    It not exactly useful, but it sure is cool. And just ignore this if some one else already found this site.
     
  2. UniPro macrumors regular

    UniPro

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #2
    Saw this on some other site a month or so back. I thought it was pretty nifty. Wouldn't mind doing it myself.
     
  3. mikes70mustang thread starter macrumors 68000

    mikes70mustang

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    US
    #3
    This is one of those things that is sooo neat ill probably do as as soon as apple care runs out. Or, perhaps on my friends PB lol
     
  4. aerowave macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Location:
    Chippenham, England, UK
  5. Kronie macrumors 6502a

    Kronie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
  6. mikes70mustang thread starter macrumors 68000

    mikes70mustang

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    US
    #6
    I saw somewhere that they (are/ or going to) offer doing it somewhere. But its like 1200 bucks. So no go on that front.
     
  7. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Location:
    Albany
    #7
    How hard is it? I may get a PB in the summer and I'd love to do that.

    More importantly, how much does it cost?
     
  8. UniPro macrumors regular

    UniPro

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #8
    Yikes thats steep. I looked up material costs and its maybe $250 max, assuming you already have the tools of course. I'd love to do it but I don't know if it would be compatible with my unibody. :(
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
  10. mikes70mustang thread starter macrumors 68000

    mikes70mustang

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    US
    #10
    Idk where i found the site that led the linked site. Just google around im sure youll find something. I went through a few sites that had how to section on this. I do believe id want to try it on a cheaper mac before i ate up a new(ish) mac.
     
  11. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

    ViciousShadow21

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Location:
    To your left or right
    #11
    Ooo i like it. i might do this to my old iBook.
     
  12. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
    #12
    saw it on engadget and other tech sites a while back, the guy posted the blackbook on ebay shortly after it became famous...
     
  13. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

    carlosbutler

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Location:
    London City
    #13
    yeah i think i might do this with my old Black MacBook - same as the video. sold it of to my parents, and my dad has white MacBook. might try it on one of them:p

    the hard thing is obviously welding the screen to the mother board and that means that you probably lose a USB slot as well, since this is the only place i can think of it would connect.

    there was a tutorial somewhere, might be the video actually. i only briefly read about it
     
  14. UniPro macrumors regular

    UniPro

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #14
    Here's the tutorial if you wanted it.
     
  15. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

    carlosbutler

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Location:
    London City
    #15
    excellent, thanks for that link i couldnt seem to find it:rolleyes:

    might try this summer
     
  16. UniPro macrumors regular

    UniPro

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #16
    No problem. Please post your results if you try, I'd like to see how it turns out. I would really love to do it on my unibody but I don't want to be the first to find out it doesnt work. Hahah
     
  17. mikes70mustang thread starter macrumors 68000

    mikes70mustang

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    US
    #17
    Yah i know soldering is the part i wouldnt look froward to. I got nervous enough soldering a couple thousand $ sound board to give it pre-fade a while back. Its a little easier when its not yours:cool:
     
  18. UniPro macrumors regular

    UniPro

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #18
    Hahah so true.
     
  19. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

    carlosbutler

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Location:
    London City
    #19
    lol yeah - although ive just realised i need a soldering iron:mad:

    dont know how i overlooked that, thats quite important
     
  20. mikes70mustang thread starter macrumors 68000

    mikes70mustang

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    US
    #20
    Whats so bad about that? Their under $10, plus they come with a coil of solder, a holder, and a tool for pressing wires.
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #21
    i would recommend silver solder; have to use the best stuff. :D
     
  22. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

    carlosbutler

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Location:
    London City
    #22
    That will probably mean £15 in the uk :p. I actually thought that they were much more expensive than that.
     
  23. apersianboyCOM macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #23
    That is really cool. I love it... but I'd never take it upon myself to perform surgery on my unibody MBP.
     
  24. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    #24
    expensive screen....
    id want one just like that.
    but it costs like a full size.
    it beats the purpose :S id want it to have a multimeter on it all the time. it would be sooo cool.
     
  25. mikes70mustang thread starter macrumors 68000

    mikes70mustang

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    US
    #25
    Well im talking about a soldering pencil. A soldering "gun" is much more expensive, but those are for larger applications that require more heat. Also, dont a batt. operated cold soldering iron. Ive heard nothing but bad things, I have not heard one person say they work correctly.
     

Share This Page