Would you "Laser Etch" your MB/MBP?

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  1. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I know this topic's been covered before.. but I wonder, outta all the members here, has anyone actually had their pride and joy etched?

    I was browsing through flickr just now... and I kinda fancy having mine done.. but I'm not whiling to send it all the way to the USA!! I'm sure the technology is available here! It's blamin' Japan! :rolleyes:

    Anyway, here's some examples...

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    many, many more here...


    My question... :)
    If you was to have yours etched with something, what would be your design and why?
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it looks really nice on the blackbook, and i might consider doing it if i could find a place locally. i'd kind of want to see for it myself.
     
  3. Crossbone macrumors regular

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    If i was being paid for it, or somebody paid for it, then I think so.
    But only with a

    -Dunkin Donuts Logo
    - Firefox Icon
    - Parallels
    - Nine Inch Nails Logo
    - Rock Band Logo
    - Digg logo
    - Totally Rad Show Logo
    - Tekzillia Logo
    - and a Revision 3 logo

    On My MacBook Pro.
    :D
     
  4. BowZinger macrumors member

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    Yes I would do it. Would probably get "BowZinger" etched into it...or maybe some kind of design.

    If you do, go with etching your baby please find out if it VOIDS your warranty or not.

    If not then go for it!

    But double check if it does or doesn't!
     
  5. sjb macrumors regular

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    I don't know if I could bring myself to doing this to an expensive MBP, but after looking at the photos you posted, I may be convinced to change my mind! It really looks awesome on the Blackbooks! Now you've got me wanting to buy one :)
     
  6. UltraNEO* thread starter macrumors 601

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    Etching your or our Mac does indeed void the warranty!!
    But since i've done just about every modifications to mine, possible...
    I'm thinking of branding it with Neville Brody's autograph! :D
     
  7. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Nah, I wouldn't do it. It would ruin the simplistic design of the computer.
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Look for engraving, trophy or sign making shops locally. Some of them will have laser etching equipment (it's commonly used for plastic, metal and wood signs, and for cutting of thin metal stock into intricate patterns, such as custom exhaust fan covers for overclockerboyz)
     
  9. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    You may have seen this before, but for those who haven't.

    Here's the YouTube video where Leah found sponsors to buy her a MBP in exchange for laser etching their logos on the case.
     
  10. UltraNEO* thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the tip! ;)
     
  11. PowerBookRelic macrumors 6502

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    Just curious if that is true because in the video she said that it would not void the warranty; however, she didn't say it with too much conviction...
     
  12. UltraNEO* thread starter macrumors 601

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    Apple doesn't like us doing any sorts of alterations to our machines, my local store claims and I quote "laser etching uses powerful lasers which could damage the sensitive equipment, like computers." Perhaps someone here would confirm this?

    Yeah, i know.. it's the exterior!!!
     
  13. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    I would do it! It looks awesome and would make my MB totally unique
     
  14. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    If I bought them for a company, I probably would. Otherwise, not a chance. I didn't do free engraving on my iPod just for the "What if I want to sell this thing in a few years?" issue. I could go with a sticker or something similar, but not etching/engraving.
     
  15. Gretzky macrumors newbie

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    It does look pretty sweet! But I'll have to pass
     
  16. Area51Tazz macrumors member

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    I was going to...had my graphics friend design something and everything...but I decided that I want to put decals of companies I work with on the back. They're easily removable (for resale), and add that touch of personality (cause they don't just have to be logos :) )
     
  17. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    These photos make me upset that I didnt cough up the extra cash for the blackbook :(
     
  18. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    ow durable is the etching, especially on the macbook? Would it look nice only for a while and then get all scratchy like the apple logo on the ipod?
     
  19. zirkle2007 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think I'd do it. I wouldn't want to risk it. And I know its been done without problems...but its just my luck mine would come out bad.
     
  20. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Hell no. That's not the way I would treat my precious MBP Heck i even clean it with the black cloth everyday and put the sleeve it came in on the bottom of my MBP so do avoid any scratches from my desk.

    yeah I'm that cautious.
     
  21. UltraNEO* thread starter macrumors 601

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    Honestly, i'm not terribly sure...
    I'm still thinking about having it done.
     
  22. UltraNEO* thread starter macrumors 601

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    How about some Body film?

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  23. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    i would there is a laser etching machine at my school i can use to do it.
     
  24. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I actually ordered a red speck case. I'll see how that goes. This will let me carry my MBP in my backpack without me getting worried about scratches.
     
  25. UltraNEO* thread starter macrumors 601

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    Hmm.. I'd be careful with that Specks case, some users have discovered it scratches the fragile Alu finish on the MBP... There are too many thread on the discussion.apple.com to find all examples, but here's one:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6267600&#6267600

    If i were you, I'd apply some protective clear tape to certain areas, probably where the clips are.
     

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