Engrave Laptop Ideas

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  1. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys. I'm thinking about getting my laptop engraved tomorrow at the Gizmodo Gallery in NYC. I was trying to think of what to put on it. Right now I have:

    "Byte me"
    :apple:

    "Take a byte
    :apple:
    out of me"


    Any ideas?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really?
    Does it kill the value that much?
     
  4. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    In general, yes. It will kill the resell value, but if you find someone who has a good sense of humor, than the value might go up. :rolleyes:

    btw, I like "Byte me" the best.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I find it humorous that your name pertains to the subject of this thread. :D
     
  6. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    :)

    I didn't think laser etching voided your warranty though. I heard that the geniuses frown apon it, but it's not technically going to void your warranty.
     
  7. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmmm. Tough decision.

    Maybe I should go with something nonchalant. More unobtrusive, something that doesn't kill the resale value.
     
  8. Ropie macrumors regular

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  9. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really find that amusing or funny, nevertheless the value would plummet.


    How about:

    "Suck it Windows"
    "Byte me Windows"
    "No problems here"
    "Genius computers for genius people"
     
  10. Ropie macrumors regular

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    This one will be frankly embarrasing if you ever have to take it to be repaired.
     
  11. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ironic would you say?

    "Excuse me, I have a problem with my laptop"
    "Not according to your laptop"
     
  12. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    What about
    "Designed by Microsoft ©"

    I actually wanted to write this on my iPod nano but finally I bought it in a shop so no customization.
     
  13. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    This would definitely void your warranty: Link to Apple Warranty Agreement (PDF)

    Page 2> Top paragraph> At least one of those covers modification.


    One the other hand "Byte Me" is cool...
     
  14. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    It doesnt void your warranty...
     
  15. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see how it would "alter functionality or capability" by getting it etched.

    On the other hand, where are you planning on getting it etched?
     
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  17. DYER macrumors 6502

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    you know if you etch the batterey cover you can always replace that... defeats the point as you cant see it but I am probably going to get that laser etched to see how it turn out before i get the rest done
     
  18. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I don't think so. The relevant part says:

    "(e) to a product or part that has been modified to alter functionality or capability without the written permission of Apple"

    This is a cosmetic modification and would not alter the "functionality or capability" so it should be all good.

    Now, something like Colorware would probably void it because in that case the computer is disassembled, but I'd think laser etching would be fine.
     
  19. green tea macrumors member

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    with those tacky lines, very much so.
     
  20. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    IMO Apple thinks that anything it doesn't do or offer as a customization to a Mac is a warranty voider.

    This may not void your warranty for a new battery, but if you have a screen issue or your logic board goes bad, they sure as hell aren't going to give you RMA you a computer for one that's been etched.
     
  21. codyst macrumors regular

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    How would you find out for sure that it would or would not void the warranty? Laser engraving is very enticing to me.
     
  22. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    Best way is to call Apple and ask a rep.
     
  23. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    That will get varied responses. Some reps will say, yes, it voids warranty, others will say it doesn't and the only harm is resale or other factor that doesn't influence warranty.

    A rep doesn't necessarily represent Apple as a whole. I think it will not void it, but hey! I may be wrong.
     
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  25. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I decided not to get it etched. But my friend did get his MacBook Pro etched with dragon logos on the side. I'll post pictures later.
     

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