MacBook Personalization Options?

samuraikiss

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Oct 17, 2007
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I have a new MacBook! My boyfriend bought it months ago, but it just sat on his desk, unloved and almost never used. So I gave him enough money to buy a Mac Mini, and I got the MacBook.

I love it so much. But, since half of my college has a MacBook, I want to find some way to personalize it! I was thinking of getting a skin or keyboard protector. I'd love to change the color of the apple logo, but I don't know if I could without voiding the warranty.

How have y'all personalized your MacBooks? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

notsofatjames

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Jan 11, 2007
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stick stickers on it, write on the outside in whiteboard marker pens (don't worry it comes off). Replace all the keys with black keys ? Get some colored semi-transparent vinyl, cut out an Apple shape, and stick it over the apple logo, and hey presto its a different color. If you cut the shape just right, you shouldn't notice it at all!

EDIT; I haven't done any of this stuff (apart from the whiteboard marker), and i don't take responsibility for permanent damage!
 

Brianstorm91

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Sep 30, 2007
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If you take the cover off the lid of your macbook, flip it and stick some translucent material over the apple shape, put it back together and you have a new Apple logo colour :D

Very simple but very effective and there's not too much risk of causing major damage, it seems pretty simple.

Note: Just found this link, I really like the retro Apple!

Click for larger image:



:apple:
 

Hockeypuck

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If you take the cover off the lid of your macbook, flip it and stick some translucent material over the apple shape, put it back together and you have a new Apple logo colour :D

Very simple but very effective and there's not too much risk of causing major damage, it seems pretty simple.

Note: Just found this link, I really like the retro Apple!

:apple:
This would NOT be easy on a Macbook. Getting to the display housing on a Macbook involves taking apart a majority of the computer, and is very difficult to get back together correctly.

The computer in the picture is an iBook, in which case it is very easy.
 

ShadowSpandex

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Jun 4, 2007
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Top lid skins are pretty popular, or you could get hard shells, though they might scratch if you get grit stuck under them.

Stickers is a good option since they're cheap, removable and changeable to your tastes and you can always print you own like so:

 

samuraikiss

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Oct 17, 2007
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What do y'all think about MacStyles? Does anyone already have one of their skins on their MacBook? I was thinking about getting "Elegant" in either Cherry Red or Gentian Blue as a MacStyle and a plain white MacPad.
 

polycat33

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Jul 1, 2007
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I would never put stickers on my computer, though I know quite a few people who do that kind of thing. There are snap on cases you can put on, and you can get them in a variety of colors. Customizes your macbook while also protecting it. I saw someone with a pink one on their white macbook the other day. I would never want a pink macbook but I guess it worked for her.
 

portuglish08

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Sep 25, 2007
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Would That Void Warranty?

What do y'all think about MacStyles? Does anyone already have one of their skins on their MacBook? I was thinking about getting "Elegant" in either Cherry Red or Gentian Blue as a MacStyle and a plain white MacPad.
:apple:Would putting this type of sticker on your computer void the warranty? Thanks in advance!:apple:
 

peapody

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Oct 7, 2007
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I HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt that a sticker would void your warranty. Unless the sticker cracks your lcd cover somehow..

you can even check their FAQ section...addresses your question.
 

jediistar

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Sep 17, 2007
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I HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt that a sticker would void your warranty. Unless the sticker cracks your lcd cover somehow..

you can even check their FAQ section...addresses your question.
Can you link to the FAQ section? I assume you are talking about Apple's website directly?!
 

peapody

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Oct 7, 2007
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What do y'all think about MacStyles? Does anyone already have one of their skins on their MacBook? I was thinking about getting "Elegant" in either Cherry Red or Gentian Blue as a MacStyle and a plain white MacPad.
the macstyles actually look really nice based on the pictures. well, i went for a black turntable one for my macbook with a black full macpad...the pictures of the blackbook with the camera on the lcd cover sold me...
 

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