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Duct tape laptop skin

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When you have a laptop the concept of portability means scratches and bruses. When they become more obvious than the laptop's logo it's getting a llittle bit ugly. When this happens it's time get a skin or why not make a skin? I had already a skin on the laptop but it was an year old - i needed a change. So this is what i came up with.






 
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Step 2: The background

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Before i start i had to answer to me one of the biggest questions known to the mankind - Is the zebra white with black stripes or black with white stripes. I quit the thinking and decided to go with the black.

Step 3: Zebra's stripes

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Just sticking the white tape on the background wasn't good enough so i had to shape the pieces in unequal white stripes.

Step 4: And so on

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just giving a sugestion.... if you do not want to stick the duct tape on ur computer u can make a sheet of duct tape and then cover the other side in duct tape so it isnt sticky and make it to fit ur computer and then just slide it over
i love that idea thank you.
soilman893 years ago
try making various types of skin
xPiixaaa3 years ago
niceeee ill try it :) thnx!!
ckirkwood93 years ago
i've had issues with laptops overheating... (and causing the processor to loose contact with the motherboard) also with fans not doing their job.... i wonder if this will add to the heat-factor?

Granted the majority of the heat is in the base, not the screen... BUT i wonder how much (if at all) the temp will be affected. If you go into the bios on some laptops, there's a 'temperature' screen to tell you the current running temp. I'd be curios to see it before/after this hack.
The screen is not where the overheating is occurring,it is happening in bottom part of the laptop. It is not a problem to do this. Sounds like your machine is dirty, can lead to fans not working properly and is the most common reason for overheating.
Ebby13 years ago
Love it! I'm going to give this one a whirl. Maybe i'll try cheeta though! Thanks :)