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post #1 of 10
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Ok I have a HP DV8000 CTO laptop and im getting pretty bored of the black and gray look. So I was wondering if it is possible to case mod my laptop. Never done a case mod before so this would be the first. What kinda mods do you think is possible? Most likely going to be a summer project.

Here are some pics of the laptop from all angles(Note: this is not my pics they are from somewhere else but its the same design):




    
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How comfortable are you with taking the lappy apart? In my opinion, since there isn't much room to work with, would be just a pain job, MAYBE get some cool decals or something to put on it also. As for a cutting and chopping type of mod, I would suggest working with desktop cases untill your more comfortable with it.
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How comfortable are you with taking the lappy apart? In my opinion, since there isn't much room to work with, would be just a pain job, MAYBE get some cool decals or something to put on it also. As for a cutting and chopping type of mod, I would suggest working with desktop cases untill your more comfortable with it.
well right now the lap top is in pieces because i had to replace the monitor hinge. once i got the mother board off i said hey screw it and took the whole thing apart. gonna apply some arctic silver to the video card and cpu when i get the hinges in the mail.
    
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post #4 of 10
Not really sure if you could do a big mod on it (air vents modded on it or something). But you can definitely paint the casing.
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post #5 of 10
Take everything out and paint it.
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Yes in fact you can get your case painted, air brushed, designed, whatever Look up some local artists, especially those in the automotive painting field and I bet they will be more than happy to trick out your case with some fancy artwork. The link below is my thread where I had just that done .

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...new-looks.html
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post #7 of 10
Did you just ask if you could case mod something?
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post #8 of 10
Air vents with LEDs underneath would be sweet, and a new paint job of course

Don't forget about the warranty though
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
Air vents with LEDs underneath would be sweet, and a new paint job of course

Don't forget about the warranty though
definatly that would be cool but how exackly would you do that. Wouldn't you have to do some modification of the actual electronics of a laptop and sodering. I honestly would be to scared with putting a soder to a laptop but it is a great idea. Also check out

http://www.gelaskins.com/

or

http://www.colorwarepc.com
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I use to have one of those laptops. Tried to open it up, with no success. So, I threw it of my balcony and it opened right up
    
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