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    NuKe
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    Question Powerbook customization
    Hi all,
    I wasn't sure where to put this, but since it does have to do with a powerbook, I guess here is fine. Anyways, I have a 15" PowerBook and would like to remove the outer aluminum shell from the lid. I am looking for a parts blow-up showing me what I may encounter when pulling it off. Or possibly, if one of you have done this, if you could give me an easy way of performing this task.

    Also, I have seen replacement 12" Powerbook lids that look like a zebra...or tiger, whichever one it was, and although I would never put anything like that on mine, are there places that make different lids for the 15" PowerBook, like a blue lid, or something of that nature?

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    NuKe
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    No one knows the answers to my questions?

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    why don't you take that one off and then paint it with a special pain but make sure to put tape over the apple so paint doesn't get on it, since it does light up when you are using the computer
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    After breaking the hinge on my PowerBook, I can tell you. That you don't want to try taking the back of the screen off. It appears to me that it is glued together. So if you break that bond, it not going to look good once you get it back together.
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    NuKe
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    After breaking the hinge on my PowerBook, I can tell you. That you don't want to try taking the back of the screen off. It appears to me that it is glued together. So if you break that bond, it not going to look good once you get it back together.
    Ok, thanks for the info. My cousin took his off to change the color of the apple, but I dont know if he ran into a glue problem, lol.
    Thanks a lot,
    mike

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    NuKe
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerBookG4
    why don't you take that one off and then paint it with a special pain but make sure to put tape over the apple so paint doesn't get on it, since it does light up when you are using the computer

    ...I don't want it to chip, lol. I would like to fine something made out of a good plastic that is dyed, or even clear, that would be radical, like the clear part on my iPod

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    Echo_
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    i saw someone on a nother forum paint theres using car paint. looked very good and cost him 35 bucks. then again he had to take out all the parts from his case.

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    jessica
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    go to www.colorware.com
    they'll do it for you.

  9. #9
    NuKe
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    ya...those are very nice, but I am not about to pay 400 dollars when I only want a different lid.

    thanks though

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