Macbook pro mods.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paul1993, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. paul1993 macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2013
    Anyone ever tried to mod you macbook? I mean not just adding a little piece of coloured paper behind the apple log to change it's colour... :rolleyes:

    I was wondering for ventilation mods, video card upgrades.

    I would love to see a vent mod.
    Better cooling just for the funzzies. Anyone ever found something interesting?
    Like water cooling or something?

    Btw, I was wondering, does the back cover of a retina display macbook pro (I guess 15 inch?) go on the back of an normal macbook pro early 2011 15 inch?
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    LOL Video card upgrade?
    You cant even do any of that on a MBP.
    Maybe eGPU but the cost performance is crap.

    All you can do is add RAM, SSD, and change ODD to a optibay.
  3. The Unseen macrumors member

    The Unseen

    Jun 24, 2012
    Naples, Italy
    I am trying to find a solution to keep my MacBook Pro cooler. I don't want to know if this gives more lifetime to my Mac, I want to do it. Reapplying the termal paste is not a real "mod", but doing this I've seen temperatures going down especially under heavy load. Yesterday I tried to position a TEC (termo electric cell) in a heat sink under the Mac, and it was really effective during video gaming, but for some reason it suddenly stop functioning after half an hour.
    I don't think to mod the internal heat sink only beacause I don't want to lose the portability, but it would be interesting.
    I am also thinking to color my Mac with Duracoat, but I haven't had the time to do it.
  4. nlynch77 macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2013
    Hey, I've done a few mods myself actually. In specific, ventilation and keyboard backlight mods. I've also reapplied thermal paste, which is a hassle in and of itself.

    Also, CJPhan did this a while back.
  5. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    The laptop is just a tool man. If it works well, leave it alone. :rolleyes:

    Yeah, this could be fun I guess but I rather play on it then work on it.
  6. Astroboy907, Sep 25, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2013

    Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    Heres some, but the post two above mine has some really good mods.

    Personally, I've done the keyboard backlight mod and the apple logo color mod (but just an insert and not flashy), and a sleep light mod . All pretty easy and not exactly what you were looking for, but you might want to catch this thread to see why some higher end mods haven't happened.

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