Got a little bored and modded the iBook

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  1. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Cool...:cool:

    How long did it take to do? And is it difficult?
     
  4. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    About ten to 15 minutes and IMO it was very easy. Just remove the 4 screws (two on each side) and slide a flat blade around the edge to release the tabs. Then the cover just pops off.

    Leaving the part I cut out off and just sticking it back together without the blue makes it brighter also, as a second option. Monokote makes 20 different colors, so I am going to grab a few different one's and try lime green, as well as tangerine and a few others. People with black books can do red and it would look amazing.
     
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    That's quite nice, I wouldn't do it for my PowerBook though.
     
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    Cool! Were I to do this (never, but hypothetically) to my MBP I'd pop in a HD screen as well.
     
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    cool! once i get my extremely cheap ibook (if i do) im doing to do this for sure!
     
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    If I remember correctly, this "mod" voids the warranty.
     
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    Words of wisdom - this is a post-AppleCare mod for sure.

    Looks pretty, though - if I ever pick up a knockaround iBook, this would be fun.
     
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    Oh ok, in that case ... have fun with it!
     
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    Very nice! Definitely something I would consider doing when the AppleCare warranty runs out.
     
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    I recycled a WH Smiths bag to give mine a purpley-blue glow. 6 months on and its still going strong.
     
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    Could this be the start of a "Post your :apple: Mods thread" ?
     
  17. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In the interest of trying new colors, I am running yellow this week :)



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  18. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

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    WOW... that must be that yellowing problem with the screens that MBP owners complain about ;)

    (and yes I know it's a MB in the pic)
     
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    Oops, you'd be wrong! it's iBook
     
  20. t1937r0 macrumors 6502a

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    The :apple: on my powerbook has been yellow for about a year. I also
    used monokote. I think the powerbook may be a little more difficult than
    the ibook, but it still only took about 20 minutes total.
     
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    Doing it on the MacBook looks terrifying. Damn.
     
  23. josiahcooper macrumors member

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    lol sand paper and exacto knives, i wouldn't want those anywhere near my mac
     
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    That looks pretty great! I might be giving it a try later.
     

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