Macbook case mods

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by byke, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. byke macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone have any images or links to pimped out macbooks?
    As I really hate my SR Blackbook colour.

    I would consider selling my SRMB and buying a new 13" MBP if it came out in brushed metal, but am also scared that if i did I would get just as many heat issues and shocks like i did with my last MBP.

    So I want to pimp my blackbook, may even consider swapping shells with somone if interested.
     
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  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Those etching sites are neat but whould'nt doing this sorta thing void a warranty?
     
  4. MinorBidoh macrumors 6502

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    no idea if it voids warranty, i can imagine the pressure on the case would be hefty tho. maybe this kinda give instead? artwork on ur laptop!
    http://www.gelaskins.com/

    (if anyone is interested in the uk for laser etching, these guys might be an option)
    http://www.razorlab.co.uk/
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Again nice sites i think laser etching would be the way go,im not interested in
    getting this done myself but was wondering about the warranty thats all
     
  6. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    If voiding your warranty isn't a real issue (I'm not sure doing this is) but there was a mod (google.com) that changed the color of the Apple logo back light by just putting some colored film behind it.

    Also, rather than laser etching, maybe some craft/hobby shop etching solution (I've done similar on plexiglass and it works great) since the outside is plastic it should react similar to plexiglass and you can custom make your design.
     
  7. DCSMAC macrumors member

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    it would be so cool if you could make the back of the screen like checkered etching.
     
  8. colinet macrumors 6502

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    The easiest, cheapest way to pimp your Macbook is to use a Gelaskins skin - http://www.gelaskins.com - and the good bit is if you don't like it, you can take it off and use none or a different one.

    I am biased a bit because they have three of my designs on their site.:)
     
  9. digitalpencil macrumors 6502

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    Wow man, nice work! You've got one hell of an eye there.
     
  10. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    The only problem with the Gelaskins is that they don't cover the entire laptop; just the back panel. I'd like something that could cover at least the top and bottom.
     
  11. colinet macrumors 6502

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    They are not so much meant to be major protection - you have a sleeve or a case for that - as some protection against scratches whilst making your laptop or iPod/iPhone look cool and different. They don't actually cover the back panel of your laptop at all. They cover the top panel. They certainly stop the iPods with metal backs from scratching, though my iPod video was scratched to buggery before I put a my Steampunk Gelaskin on it, even though I had always kept it in a case.
     
  12. MinorBidoh macrumors 6502

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    but the gelaskins cover up the apple logo and thus there is less illumination. id say etching is the way forward. with one application on the laser etching you could put down a huge selection of personal motifs, pics, drawings etc. lovely.
     
  13. YELLOWSOUL macrumors member

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    but will void warrant-applecare
     
  14. Twilight Elk macrumors regular

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    Etching doesn't void your warranty. I also saw it in a video where the woman etching her MBP said it wouldn't.

    Its funny actually, ETCHamac is based in Arizona, which is where I live. I called them up to ask if they do local etching and they said yes!

    When I get my MBP, I'm SO doing it!
     
  15. secretpact macrumors 6502

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    You are so lucky!!
    Does anyone know if any company does laser etching in Southern California?
     
  16. jus407 macrumors member

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    thats so cool i just won a contest for designing a logo and now im gonna have it etched into my macbook pro or iphone or both, awesome!!!
     
  17. Twilight Elk macrumors regular

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  18. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know where you can get a rainbow Apple :)apple:) logo sticker that would fit over the logo on the back of the monitor? I attached a pic from ars technica's review of the MB Air that illustrates what I'm talking about.
     

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  19. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    http://www.icolours.ca/

    There are many threads and pics on the subject
     
  20. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

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    I'm not looking for something that I have to take apart my MB and void my warranty. I just want a translucent sticker that would cover the light up logo.
     
  21. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    ebay.
     
  22. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    pressure from laser etching? it's a laser! there's no pressure.
     
  23. dubels macrumors 6502

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    I am just going to go to walgreens or something and pick up the stuff that people use to cover there books in high school and place it over my top cover and create a custom design of my own with sharpies and decals.
     
  24. VicMacs macrumors 6502

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    try this combo

    one: get a techshell (www.techshell.com) rubberized (I got mine in black) really cool, feels like the black macbook on the outside

    two: stick a gelaskin on the outside of the techshell (www.gelaskins.com)

    three: take one iphone apple (white) and stick it over the gelaskin, you can use one larger apple that came with your system (www.ebay.com)

    four: stick a black www.macstyles.com sticker on the top case

    five: www.marware.com protection pack

    six: www.powersupportusa.com Trackpad and Mouse Cover

    seven: www.iSkin.com or www.KBcovers.com or www.zcover.com keyboard covers

    eight: www.Powersuppoortusa.com or Exim screen protector (www.ebay.com)

    nine: www.radtech.com silicone port covers

    ten: moshi 13" black bag (www.aevoe.com

    the camera can be left alone...
     

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