Colorware actually has permission from Apple and the warranty isn't void. I guess they avoid painting the keys because it would cover up the letters.BrianKonarsMac said:laptop = colorful.
warranty = voided.
they don't paint the entire notebook either so despite a nice quality paint, it looks poor with an unpainted keyboard and track pad.
dferrara said:Colorware actually has permission from Apple and the warranty isn't void. I guess they avoid painting the keys because it would cover up the letters.
Apple warranty IS voided out COMPLETELY and Apple NEVER gave them permission of any kind to color them and still have warranty.
The warranty is entirely voided out. The only warranty they have on them is by Colorware. So if you had a problem with the system, you must deal with Colorware. They do offer a ONE year extended warranty (2 year total) on the systems, however you wont be getting three years since you wont be able to get Applecare.
The warranty is a legal document.kmarketing said:"In fact you can actually do what ever you want to your powerbook, and it dosn't void your warrenty, as long as w/e you did wasn't the cause of the problem. For instance if you totally took apart you PB, and replaced the HD and the Disc Drive, and then a month later you Apple branded RAM fried... apple would still cover it."
Uh, I really doubt that apple will cover your laptop if it was opened up by anyone else besides an apple certified technician. If you open up a powerbook or ibook to upgrade your hard drive which is not a "user-upgradeable part" and your logic board gets busted, I'm pretty certain that they will say "someone not authorized opened up the powerbook/ibook which caused the damage". Proof? Believe me, they will be able to tell if the powerbook/ibook was opened up.
I think it would be foolish to think otherwise.
have fun, but just be aware of what happens to your investment when unauthorized people do work. It's no different than installing an aftermarket stereo in a car under warranty, and then your temperature control/air conditioning system busts, they can easily say that there was a short in the car's electrical system due to the aftermarket parts and work. Be careful!
or you could get a white ibook insteadDC06 said:Just curious to see who here has had their PB painted by Colorware? Post your pics!! I'm getting a new 15'' soon (come on update!) and am considering getting it painted...a nice blue midnight color perhaps??
Yeah I'd imagine there would be a sticker and/or if you upgrade an HDD for example, they would probably know the range of models they put in, and be aware it was user upgraded... And if you pass it off as you didn't upgrade it, and they find out, you are in deep s**t.kmarketing said:Proof? Believe me, they will be able to tell if the powerbook/ibook was opened up.
There's no point trying to hide your shame by bragging about spending $00's customizing your iPod, we all know that's not a 'mid-night blue' paint job.Flyinace2000 said:......
Actually i spent less on my iPod than most spent on a ipod mini.mpw said:There's no point trying to hide your shame by bragging about spending $00's customizing your iPod, we all know that's not a 'mid-night blue' paint job.
Admit it it's Hewlett-Packard blue and you were the one who bought an iPod by HP!
Plus since it voids Apple Warranty if you paint it after the fact its a little pricey. The wuality is good though. If you wanted a painted PB then buy it directly from them. You won't have a Apple Warranty but you will have a 2 year ColorWarePC warranty.Phatpat said:The iPod and the Xbox look rather awesome. I was hoping for some Powerbook pics in this thread though. I guess it's too rich for most people's blood. $400 is a lot.