tired of the plain-looking design you see whenever you close your laptop cover? this instructable will show you how to add a glowing logo to your laptop cover to give it a more personalized look and feel. give your electronic friend a facelift by following the instructions below.
Step 1: Disassemble
disassemble your laptop
make sure to handle it with care
remove the housing from the lcd
Step 2: Sanding and Carving
i removed the lenovo and thinkpad logo on the housing thats why i need to put body filler as seen on the pictures
copy your logo to the housing
cut the foil and foam pad on the back of your housing enough for your logo to fit
cut your logo through the housing, i used a cutter and exacto knife
after few hours of cutting now your logo passes through the housing of your laptop lcd
sand the excess body filler off using fine grit sandpaper
Step 3: Test
test it, put the lcd back to the housing
re-connect lcd to the motherboard
power up your laptop
if some of the wires are blocking your logo you need to cut and extend the wires so that you can make it go around your desired logo.
Step 4: Painting
make sure you sand it using a fine grit sandpaper
clean the surface (wipe it or wash it)
make sure that the surface is dry before applying any types of paint or primer
spray a thin layer of plastic primer
wait for it to dry for a few minutes
paint it all with the spray paint of your choice
while waiting drink coffee eat donuts enjoy your life...
Step 5: Plexiglass
after few hours check if its dry already
place a thin plexiglass on the inside of the housing
the color of the glowing logo depends on the color of the plexiglass.
i used a frosted white plexiglass
Step 6: Reassemble
put everything back to place