iBook Keyboard Mod (Never been done before?)

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  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Yeah I don't know if I ever seen this done to an ibook before but looks pretty cool and is very easy to do. Just requires you to pop off the keys and taking a permanent marker and just coloring the "rim" on the bottom of the keys. I used a Lime Green color which gives it a kinda nice back-light feeling kinda glow. Hopefully I'll have a case to match this keyboard very soon ;)

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    I already changed the "sleep" LED with a green one. Can you say GreenBook?
     
  2. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    i can say it looks like it got hit by a bus :eek: why dont u buy a mini vga and buy a cheap monitor for that thing... lmao but thats pretty cool... nice clear dock tho
     
  3. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    That's so coooool!!!! I wanna do that with my iBook G4, but I'm afraid I'll break the keyboard- how hard is it?
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    dare ya to do alternating between pink/purple. that will get peoples attention :rolleyes: :p :cool:
     
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    Cool! I may have to try this with my junker iBook... :D
     
  7. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    Heh, so true! I just bought a G4 ibook for parts so I will be fixing my hinge :D. I also have it taken apart anyways because I will be dying the plastics green.

    Sorry, the G4 ibooks have an opaque keyboard and not a clear one so this little mod won't work unfortunately. I'm sure you can swap the keys from a g3 ibook that way you won't ruin your keyboard. It's actually quite very easy, you just have to have patience as to not break the keys or the scissors.

    I think I will do just that. I will dye the plastics pink/purple as well. I have plenty of extra plastics and keyboards so I guess I can just swap them when the mood strikes ya know ;), or... I'll just give it to my girlfriend and buy me a blackbook :D
     
  8. vniow macrumors G4

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    fail

    You know, there was probably a reason Apple discontinued the Lime coloured iBook. That reason most likely included the phrase "ugly as ****" if my assumption is correct.
     
  9. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a

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    I think this looks pretty cool actually. Not my color of choice but overall, it's a cool idea.
     
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  11. acarle208 macrumors member

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    cool
    next time do three colors
    Orange, Lime and yellow.
    The citrusbook
     
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  13. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ok thanks for the replies. I got something new that I will be posting in a few days. Anybody want the green keyboard now? I went for a different color this time and it's just not on the keyboard ;) Looks pretty cool IMHO so far. Will post up some pictures later this week of the transformation.
     
  14. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    i actually liked the lime green one i wish i could get my hand on one of those ibooks
     
  15. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    thats looks cool not my color of choice but to each his own
     
  16. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ok here's a teaser pic of what I'm doing. It's almost complete, will have full body shots by the end of the week. Enjoy;)

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  17. acarle208 macrumors member

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    sure is it like a usb keyboard?
     
  18. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Look at the pictures; it's built into the iBook. If you have an iBook, you can do a swap.
     

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