Modding Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Supershuttle, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Supershuttle macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2010
    Is there someone or somewhere I can take my Macbook Pro to fix the exterior to what I want. Like replace the unibody material to something else because it's kind of not heat-resistant to everything inside and I just hate the unibody, except the monitor with the apple logo because it's nice. Like make my macbook pro thicker. I would pay 400 dollars. :p
  2. klinic macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2011

    What the hell... You do realise that the reason the unibody heats up is because it conducts the heat from the internals to outside. You remove that, it dies.

    Also, just no. What the hell?
  3. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 23, 2011
    If someone could do what your asking, and they can't, $400 wouldn't touch it. May I ask what you would like it to be made out of?
  4. arogge macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2002
    Yes, but you're going to end up paying much more than $400 for it, especially if you expect the system builder to rip out the existing components for you. If these are the features you want or need, don't use a MacBook, and expect to pay upwards of $4,000 for the upgrade.
  5. dsio macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    It is not designed to conduct heat, open one up and you will see for yourself that every effort has been made to do just the opposite, using thermal insulating pads, and plastics in places to prevent heat from sinking into the aluminium chassis. The reason the chassis does heat up somewhat is that the air blowing out of the heatsink at the back is forced over the aluminium where the screen hinge diverts its flow, that heating is actually having a negative effect on cooling, as that heat would be discharged into the air were it not absorbed by the aluminium chassis.

    Even the mechanical mount points for the heatsinks are attached directly to the logic board in order to prevent them coming into contact with the unibody chassis and transferring heat. If the material was changed to anything else, the cooling properties would not change.

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