Changing Apple Logo New Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 08mxkfx, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. 08mxkfx macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if anyone has changed there apple logo on the lid of there new macbook? I want to change mine but im not sure how hard it will be to do and i dont want to mess anything up.
     
  2. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    It looks like it might be impossible, the screen is glued to the glass bezel and thats glued to the aluminum case from other posts i've read.

    Why do you want to change it anyway?
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    It is not glued.

    Visit ifixit.com for dissassembly instructions.
     
  4. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    According to icolours.ca, which sells the inserts, the new models aren't currently supported, and I doubt they ever will be. As the previous poster said, the glass is glued on and it would be near impossible to take apart.
     
  5. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    Link? A quick glance didn't yield any results
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    wtf, i dont see it on the site.

    Hmmm maybe it was a different site, ill try to find it for you guys.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Why not clue us in to what kind of change you were talking about.
     
  8. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Check out icolours.ca, I believe this is what the OP is thinking of.
     
  9. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    It is glued. A MR member already took it apart, and he said it was glued.

    You are voiding your warranty, and there is also a high chance that the glass covering the screen may break.
     
  10. JoeDRC macrumors 6502

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    I agree, at the most your new MB is barely a month old, so it wouldn't be worth trying
     
  11. 08mxkfx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heres the email i got back from iColours-

    On Nov 11, 2008, at 10:02 PM, iColours wrote:

    It doesn't look very promising - I would have to get my hands on one and see if I can manage to do it, but from what I've heard it's probably a very risky process. I can add you to the list of people I'll inform if/when I get somewhere with this if you like.
     
  12. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    I did it on my white MB and I love it.
    [​IMG]
    I asked my local Mac tech about the New MB. He said the LED screen can not be removed without damage. Apple sells the screen and back lid as one unit. You may not be able to get a new screen due to it being so new.
     
  13. zotes24 macrumors regular

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    yea it can not be done, alternatives are to get ones that stick ontop
     
  14. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    i kind of wish it was gloss black like the one on the front of the imac. i think it would look better but they didn't do it because people would whine about it.
     
  15. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    another good thing by doing this instead is that you wont actually void your warranty!
     
  16. D.M.S macrumors member

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    style?individuality?it looks cool?

    I made my Powerbook logo red and also changed the backlit keyboard to red.
     
  17. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    Have not seen n on ebay anyone a link?
     
  18. D.M.S macrumors member

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    just watched the video about the macbook.didn't realise there was so much effort involved in sanding ect.when I did the powerbook it was open,screen off,insert a coloured film square,reattach then done.**** this sanding ect ******** I have working with plastic! I'll leave the macbook one alone i think
     
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    If I could, then I'd change my Apple logo to black.

    That would look amazing.
     
  20. cryonic49 macrumors member

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    I took mine apart, and yeah, I broke the glass with it. Though I am contacting several laser cutting companies to see how much a custom bezel will cost. May be I can even run it at a quantity for people who are interested here..

    but then again, most people care their new MB's like their babes...
     
  21. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    so what colour would it be when it lights up? purple?
     
  22. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Why not just get a piece of translucent film, the color(s) you want, cut it to fit over existing logo, that way it still lights up, albeit a different color, and no damage to unit done. :rolleyes:
     
  23. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Na, I wouldn't want it to light up then.
     

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