Buying a gutted/broken white macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by creativestudent, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. creativestudent macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    Hello! First post but a seasoned mac user etc!

    I am working on a project at the moment and I need a whole white macbook, im talking just the outer casing, key board, trackpad and screen etc. When closed it needs to look like a perfectly formed macbook but I am not interested in the innards at all.

    I have looked on ebay and there are a couple of examples, but I'm wondering if you lot can suggest any other websites that sell this kind of kit? Preferably in the UK as I am based here. I am looking to spend around £100, £150 at a push!

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  2. Macjames macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England
    ebay really would be your best bet as most other sites completely break them down for parts
  3. NXTMIKE macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    hmmm, wish i could give u names or sites off the top of my head, but i cant recall in details.

    But, check with a local computer/electronics recycling depot, they may be able to help you.
  4. kitch95 macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
    Just out of interest what is this project? Sounds interesting and ebay is probably your best bet.
  5. creativestudent thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    thank you for all the advice! i actually managed to get a fully formed but broken macbook on ebay for £70 - no hard drive either. The plan is to gut it, seal it up and make it into a compartment so to speak, it will look like a macbook but inside, under the keyboard and trackpad will be a compartment - boom! Might not work but I'm going to give it a damn good go!!!
  6. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Smuggling naughty things on board airplanes? :eek::D

    Love to see pics when it's done.
  7. bc008 macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    as in a bomb? You better not take it on any planes!

    i keed!
  8. creativestudent thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    hahaha no I will not be smuggling things onto planes!! It is part of a project at uni, I will probably be posting up some pics on my blog when it is finished so I will post the link up then!

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