In the next few steps i shall describe all the ways i have hammered my old laptop, to allmost an iBook fake lookalike.
the notebook is....was a Gericom overdose polo, a 400mhz celeron 128mbRam, CD rom.......etc.... something that i actually still use...just for net surfing and for my digicam control and some other stuf...
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Step 1: Disassamble.... Who Neads a Floppy?
First ripped it appart... every screw and bolt, speakers and the touchpad.......
this POOR POOR laptop has got only one USB port, why not add some more?!!
who needs a floppy when one could have more usb ports...
So i added a four port usb hub internal. I soldered on the original usb port the cable that came with the hub and guided it to where the floppy was..
Step 2: Get the Pait Ready...but First: Add Interal Bluetooth and Make a Nice Frontplate for the Hub..
So the whole thing is dissasambled ...
there have been some steps that are, sadly, undocumented, but i'll tray to describe them.
first of all i had to produce a shell that would fit into the place where the floppy formaly was ,
this was made outr of a peace of plastic that was laying around so i grinded and heated it up so it fitetd the laptop and the hub would fit.....
There came the idea,
why not add internal Bluetooth? i had a usb bluetooth dongle so why not use it in there
so said so done..
then the glow in the dark feature that the iBook has.. you know the Apple..
So i drilled and grinded a hole in the front in the shape of some rotten fruit that looks like a pear
Step 3: The First Layer of Paint
But before i have to spray on some plastic primer, in my case it is grey colored..
the primer drys very fast so i could lay down the first layer of white paint.
After the second layer has dried i could apply the clear coat, a gloss for the front and some not glossy for everything else.
Step 4: Assamble It Back ...
now i just had to assamble it back carefull, not to scratch the paint..
Than i added some yahoo widgets to give it the feel of a mac ... sortof...
but it dose look nice and i like it...
i hope somebody gets inspired and we'll se more mods like this in the future..