Black macbook -> White = Crazy?

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  1. peapody macrumors 68040

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    im considering stripping down my black macbook, and replacing the casing with all white from parts on ebay...am i crazy?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It'd more then likely be easier just to buy a white MacBook to replace the black one.
     
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    I have a white macbook, and have been wanting black parts... maybe you and I can make a deal, because otherwise, you are going to spend a really long time, and a lot of money trying to do the transform via ebay.
     
  4. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    Crazy ?

    **** yeah!

    I mean, what's the point of going into that much trouble for a color...and i'm not even mentionning the fact that the Blackbook look better (in my opinion).
     
  5. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Yep, that's one crazy person if I ever saw one!
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    :eek:OMG look at the crazy nut:eek:

    Really you paid more for the blackbook because it was black.
     
  7. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Black MacBook and I did not pay more for it because it was black. I got the refurbished 2.0GHz C2D with a 120GB Hard drive for $1149 Canadian. The White 2.0GHz C2D with an 80GB was $1099. For an extra $50 I got 40GB extra hard drive space plus the black casing.

    Not all people who have a Black MacBook paid more just for the colour.
     
  8. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Haha...not really.

    $875 fully loaded. I am not afraid of taking apart and reassembling notebooks. Did it for a living pre-med school as a repair tech for sony, and asus. It is VERY easy....if you know what you are doing, and have good surgeons hands...(haha like I hope I have.)

    Kwood - is your macbook Core 2 duo? Or just Core duo? It is a macbook or a macbook pro? Haha sorry..
     
  9. hexagon macrumors member

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    How about just replacing the keyboard/trackpad assembly and making a Macbook Oreo?
     
  10. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Haha, that would be interesting...

    I didn't purchase my macbook for color obviously. I actually like the white more. It seems more "apple" to me.
     
  11. Kamikaze macrumors member

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    I'd do it. I was on the verge of sending mine to colorwarepc to get the gloss black and use my white keyboard so only the keys and touch pad would be white. Going for the tuxedo look. I have extra black cases, but I decided to pimp out my 12" PB instead.

    Later:apple:
     
  12. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Black MacBook (not Pro) 2.0GHz C2D (Core 2 Duo).
     
  13. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I switched to Mac back in February. As much of a fanboy as I've become, one thing I'll never understand about Mac users is how much they care about what their computers look like.

    With that said, I'd rather have a black one. Not because it "looks cooler", but because if I'm sitting in a dark space watching a movie, I don't want a glowing white screen surrounding it.

    On the other hand, it's probably easier to see the keys while working in a dark space.
     
  14. lucifix macrumors newbie

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    you ARE insane, a little funny too.
    i feel that the white scratches too easily so I recently got myself a black book :)

    keep it that way, or use aluminium spray paint and turn it metallic :p
    one of a kind!
     
  15. phuong macrumors 6502a

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    finally i found someone who thinks the same as me. you'd be amazed how many scratches and dents i have on my mbp lol - since i dont have any of those "notebook skin" or "keyboard condom" or whatever they call them. as long as it runs, pas de problème pour moi.

    doesn't mean i don't like them Ferrari-colored mbp though. but it costs $500 bucks to do that. i say, what the heck!

    lol
     
  16. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, all the talk about what computers look like is what kept me from taking Mac users seriously for a long time. I might have switched years earlier, if not for this.
     
  17. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What's the matter with wanting your computer to look a certain way? Obviously I already have a unit that I am very happy with in terms of power for me, so why not want something different, or something more in terms of how it looks to make me happy? So just because I want to change to white, I shouldn't be taken seriously because...what? I don't care about the insides, but just the outsides?


    That's a broad generalization to me, because I want the best out of my computer, which I am on more than 10 hours a day...which is why it's configured the way it is. However, I wouldn't go for a bright yellow macbook because of it's looks...does that make me shallow or make me someone not to be taken seriously?
     
  18. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    You do realize I was speaking in past tense, right?

    Basically, yes. I was (again, past tense) turned off by Mac users because I figured they cared more about what their computer looked like than what it was capable of.
     
  19. phuong macrumors 6502a

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    yes
    i also dont understand why people wanted and demanded badly for a "ultrathin" laptop, even though they'd ultimately make it less thin by adding those "invisible shield" to it.
    the mac laptops are already so thin.
     
  20. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    I reckon don't strip the thing, just replace the screen bezel and keyboard with white parts, so it looks a bit like this;
    [​IMG]

    Some guy has already started it; see it here.
     

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