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Old 04-21-2008, 07:52 PM #1
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Anyone ever seen an anodized macbook?

Not sure how many of you know this already, but both the macbook pro and the macbook air are made out of anodized aluminum. So, I just want to know if anyone's ever seen one get a custom anno? I know a couple people who own one and I've begged them to let me anodize them, but no one wants to shell out the hundreds of dollars it would take to get it disassembled by an apple tech .



edit - the more I research the more it seems like apple is making almost everything they can out of anodized aluminum these days.

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Old 04-21-2008, 08:24 PM #2
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although that's laser engraved
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:38 PM #3
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i saw one a while back in person.

didnt think to take pictures of it thought.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:08 PM #4
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My guess is they would be an amazing pain to take apart.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:37 PM #5
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yeah looking at my powerbook g4 right now i dont think its that simple... it might be but idk comps arent my thing


i know ppl have done custom anno ipods b4
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:43 AM #6
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Could a Mac Book Pro be laser engraved without being disassembled? I would think so, but I'm not really familiar with the process.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:57 AM #7
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yeah you can laser engrave a computer without it being disassembled, i've seen one being done in a video but you'd have to have the computer completely disassembled to ano it

like said it's going to be very expensive to have the computer disassembled unless you know someone personally that could do it for a more reasonable price
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:11 AM #8
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Yeah, one of the people I talked to who owns a macbook also knows a certified apple tech who would do it for cheap if not free, but he said that he would never do that to one of his friends. Apparently the biggest issue with taking them apart is keeping the LCD screen in tact.
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Yeah, one of the people I talked to who owns a macbook also knows a certified apple tech who would do it for cheap if not free, but he said that he would never do that to one of his friends. Apparently the biggest issue with taking them apart is keeping the LCD screen in tact.
There is a store here that does anodizing also, And I was hanging out in there one day and a guy from the computer store next door brought a mac labtop in wanting to have it anodized. They are about the same as an ipod, Fine wires, glue, tiny screws, and alot of time to take apart. I dont believe the guy ever managed to get it back together.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:50 PM #10
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If you can find some one to take my mac book pro apart you can anodize it.

Edit- I actually just found this http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacB...acement/115/5/ but i would never try to do that with my computer

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Old 04-24-2008, 08:13 PM #11
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dont do it
it will void the warrenty
even if you have apple care
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:20 PM #12
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dont do it
it will void the warrenty
even if you have apple care
and isnt that the point of voided warrenty?
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:31 AM #13
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yeah but you just dont do that to a mbp. Unless it was out of warrenty. I would love to have a Rasta theme done to mine!
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:09 AM #14
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gold plated wins


although thats a macbook air....

24k. totally useless, its so damn soft. i bet it dents the first time you take it outta the box.
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gold plated wins


although thats a macbook air....

24k. totally useless, its so damn soft. i bet it dents the first time you take it outta the box.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:44 PM #17
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gold plated wins


although thats a macbook air....

24k. totally useless, its so damn soft. i bet it dents the first time you take it outta the box.
Biggest waste of money, EVER!
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Biggest waste of money, EVER!
who cares... ITS AGG
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:02 PM #19
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no way. the jewel overlay in the center of the apple is.
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gold plated wins

although thats a macbook air....

24k. totally useless, its so damn soft. i bet it dents the first time you take it outta the box.
I'm willing to be the gold on there is measured in the .0001s of an inch. Done over nickel plate which was put on top of zink plating. It's not going to dent easier, be heavy or anything stereotypical of gold.
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i just couldn't stand the fingerprints on that glossy cover.
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