Buying a gutted/broken white macbook

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

  1. creativestudent macrumors newbie

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    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

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    ebay really would be your best bet as most other sites completely break them down for parts
     
  3. NXTMIKE macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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

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    Smuggling naughty things on board airplanes? :eek::D

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

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    as in a bomb? You better not take it on any planes!

    i keed!
     
  8. creativestudent thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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