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Just wondering..
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Nope.
    
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You can.
I have an old acquaintance that did.
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I have never heard of a DIY laptop but I would love it if somebody proves me wrong.

After repairing my GF's Macbook Air a couple times I can understand why. There is not a wasted cubic millimeter in there...
    
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Theoretically you can if you have access to some high end machinery and a way to get custom fitting parts.

In reality no not really. Well it would be more about the size of an Xbox. Maybe you can do an ITX board with a monitor taped to the top??
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
I have never heard of a DIY laptop but I would love it if somebody proves me wrong.

After repairing my GF's Macbook Air a couple times I can understand why. There is not a wasted cubic millimeter in there...

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post #7 of 16
You could.

But only if parts were available. (And that's the rub. It's fairly easy to diagnose problems with any computer, but finding replacement parts and specialized tools - specialized due to the form factor you're working with - are the real challenges in play here.)
    
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post #8 of 16
It definitely is not a commonly done thing.
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post #9 of 16
You can.

http://www.rjtech.com/

It's cheap, too.
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post #10 of 16
well, if there was as big a market for cutom laptops as there are for custom desktops, id certainly welcome it
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