Color apple logo on ibook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by CamH, May 26, 2005.

  1. CamH macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2004
  2. Vader macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2004
    Saint Charles, MO
    That looks very cool, but I am sure it voids the warranty.
  3. CamH thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2004
    of course it does!
  4. iSwift macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2005
    Yeah, voids the warranty for sure.

    I think it looks pretty sweet, but I think the silver casing and white apple on my PowerBook looks "slicker"? Bad word choice, but you know what I mean. Apple designs beautiful looking products.

    Check out these G3 iBook modifications though. This is cool.
  5. CamH thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Those mods are pretty cool but the battery is left white and it looks kind of tacky.
  6. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    Did it on my Powerbook.. love the mod..
    Much easier on the iBook IMO



    Was it easy? NO..
    I spent over an hour and a half and probably 4 credit cards (old expired credit cards or local point cards that i don't use)
    I made sure i didn't want to break anything or even scratch the casing.
    One of the hardest part was to get to the hex screw on the bottom of the screen. I had to hack my hex tool to make it shape the lines of the PB.

    In the end.. i'm really happy with the end result.

    I bought the color peices off
  7. CamH thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2004
    Thanks for the info! I have the clear plastic kit that I posted in my first post in this thread. After looking at that site, I was thinking that I want to do something other than the color Apple logo. What do you guys think? I think a gray might look nice but it wouldn't let enough light through when running.
  8. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    Yea.. i know you have the plastic kit..
    Keep in mind that .. unless your in dark lighting (like my pictures)
    You won't really see it.. well for my case it was..
    I'm sure if you went with a darker film.. you'll see it throughout the day..
    Just after i put it back together.. i didn't want to take it apart again.. so i just left it as is.

    I beleive on the iBooks.. you just remove the screws.. for the PB, you only have two hex screws at the bottom and then the rest you have to just pry open.. which was a hard task.
  9. calyxman macrumors 6502a


    Apr 17, 2005
    Yeah, but if you've got no warranty to left, then what's there to lose?
  10. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    or just take it out when you send it in for repairs..

    Like to mention also..
    One of the reasons why mine doesn't show up that well..
    Is cause i didn't cut out the tape and put it underneither the tape that was there. I just placed it on top.

    Shown here..
  11. sourcemonkey macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2005
    One step forward, two steps back.
    damn. the colorware link on that page is great. im pretty certain i'll buy something from them in the near future.

    thanks for the link... :)
  12. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    I wonder if you can do that with an old decal (recently found some from ~1989) instead of gel. it'd certainly simplify the color matching, but it could be too opaque... hmm...
  13. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    I did this to my iBook g3.
    I took out all the white paint from the top and painted it silver.
    it was my $500 powerbook, haha!

    I also put a picture of myself in the apple. :D
    Now my brother has an iBook with a picture of his sister on the front. Think of how much he loves it! (I totally know where the torx screw driver is... I'll get to replacing it eventually)
  14. Lau Guest

    Do you have a picture of this? I'd be interested to see what a silver iBook looks like!
  15. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    It could look good...or.....
  16. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
  17. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    That's where i got my films.. listed above..

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