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MacBook - Replacing white MacBook shell with black MacBook shell.


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Hello.

I have a February 2008 white MacBook which I ordered from the Apple UK online store. At the time I wanted (and could only afford) the white MacBook. Now I am interested in purchasing the shell parts from a black MacBook.

I would then disassemble my MacBook using iFixit guides and reassemble it with the black parts. I am here to ask which parts I will need, where to get them online for reasonable prices, and what revisions of MacBooks have compatible case parts for my MacBook.

I am not interested in any suggestions of alternatives such as protective cases, I have already considered that. I already know some of the parts that will need replacing:

* Front bezel.
* Rear bezel (lid casing.)
* Upper casing (keyboard assembly.)
* Lower casing.
* Battery.
* Clutch cover.
* Right and left hinge covers. (Bezel scoops.)
* Rear vent.

Is there anything that I'm missing? Thanks in advance I hope.
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thats a really good idea! i dont know anything about where to get the parts from, but if you do come up with a place, then please post the details on here! id be really interested to look into it too!
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ok, quick google search and i found this....
http://www.thebookyard.com/parts_mac...026809d5e65eab

i dont know if you're form the UK, but if not im sure there's an equivilent US website around.
looking at the prices, it gonna be a fairly expensive job!
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Yeah, I'm in the UK. I've seen that site and they don't appear to have all the stuff I need. My main question is whether the parts differ between different MacBook revisions. I would think that only the electronics would change, but the casing would be the same.
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yeah im fairly certain the dimensions and casing etc are all the same.
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Thanks. Does anybody know what the grille-like part is in the following picture:



I can't tell where it is on the MacBook. If it's visible I'll need to get a black replacement for it too.
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That Grille is under the hinge it tucks under the top(keyboard casing) where it dips down to meet the bottom casing.
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Thanks! Is its purpose to allow for air flow? What is the part called?

EDIT: It seems that is the rear vent. Does anybody know where I can get these supplies. I believe I can get most of them between www.thebookyard.com and www.macrecycling.com
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This seems like its going to be really expensive...

Revision wise, there were two different keyboards... Everything else Im pretty sure stayed the same
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