Help with some ideas for 2 macbooks - black and white

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kmarketing, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. kmarketing macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2004

    I'm hoping some of you already have experience with this and can post some pics, as I have found some but just haven't found what I am looking for...

    I have the chance to get 2 macbooks with issues for good prices, and need some advice.

    1. White Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.16, etc. working fine except screen is cracked. Stains on top casing.
    2. Black macbook Core 2 Duo 2.0, had some liquid spill so it is not working properly, but screen is perfect, casing is near perfect.

    So these are some of the ideas that I had with them:
    1. Sell them as-is and make a decent profit.
    2. Swap the lcd (only the lcd) from the black one to the white macbook. That would make the white macbook complete, but it does have the stains. I'm not sure if I would like to keep the white macbook, so I would probably sell it.
    3. Swap the entire display housing from the black macbook to the white one - so it would be a white base with black screen.
    4. Swap the entire housing, plus the black top case onto the white one, so it would be half white, half black.
    5. Swap the top cases, and only black bezel, so it looks like white on the outside and black on the inside.
    6. The most tedious would be to swap the logic boards to have a complete black macbook, which I would l ove to have but am nervous of the process.

    What do you think? What are your suggestions? If you have any pics or links, that would be greatly appreciated.

    I of course have concerns with the workings of the top case and keyboard of the black macbook, but it looks great so far, and the original owner said that it was not much liquid at all. Hopefully that all works out.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. jay1097 macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2008
    Black case, white inside is the way to go if you know what your are doing. Sell the rest. Then you can wait until a new macbook with the montivia chipset comes out and buy that one. either way good luck
  3. kmarketing thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2004

    I actually found a pic of that. Would anyone happen to have the opposite - white with black on the inside?

    I also do like the idea of a white macbook with black keyboard.

    Here are some pics that I found browsing the web. I'd like to give credit to whomever its due, and if I am breaking any rules by using someone else's pics, please do whatever necessary :)

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  4. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    I think you should put the whole outside of the black case and replace it with the outside of the stained white case, then replace the LCD with the working one. Replace the white keys with black. That would look AWESOME.
  5. mcavjame macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    phased to this universe
    Hey... I love that White in Black look... that is Awesome! Apple should take a look at that design.
  6. spooky mulder macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2008
    do it like in the pictures, with black keyboard etc...that looks chill. :apple:
  7. kmarketing thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2004

    The problem with having the black on the outside (at least for the bottom half) would be swapping the logic board and other parts. I'd do it if that is best, but am hesitant since it is the most daunting task. And if I did do that, I would probably just keep it all black.

    Thanks for the replies and keep them coming...
  8. j3yq macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2007
    i like the black case and white inside looks B.A
  9. jascalise macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    Off subject kind of, i have a White Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.16 and my friend has a Black macbook Core 2 Duo 2.0 so the top row of keys are different.. can we switch out the keys, if so, how?

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