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Free Modding Technique Guides for Laptops & Notebooks

Do you want to personalize your portable computer? Looking for modding instructions for laptops or notebooks? Here is a collection of fancy laptop and notebook modz, explaining how to prepare a laptop for painting and airbrushing, as well as other modding techniques. If you have written a free modding guide yourself (or if you know of a report not linked here), please submit a new entry.

PHKL Pink Hello Kitty Laptop modding.
YZPL Yellow Zipper Pokemon Laptop modding.
Yoshi's Mods: Project Mobile Style Paint your laptop and add custom designs with the TSS mod master.
Acer Aspire 2023 Illustrated step-by-step take apart and painting tutorial.
Acer Aspire 3004WLMi The fake Acer Carbon edition project: if you want to change the look of this laptop like these furious street racer types with carbon fiber interior here is the answer - attach fake carbon fiber laminate. It is a durable laptop skin; fade proof and a hell of a lot cheaper than voiding the warranty and painting it. Some may ask why do this, well after some months of in my book bag out of my book bag a laptop often looks scratched to all hell and mighty crappy.
Acer Aspire One A150 aaSNES1: take one of the greatest games consoles ever made, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System then gut it to place a fully working PC inside of it. Console to netbook remix guide and videos.
Acer TravelMate 4000 Pimp your laptop with foils. Instead of painting this modding is a fast and easy approach to cover the outworn outfit of your laptop (in German).
Apple iBook The Glowing Logo Laptop Mod: Windows, Apples, and Penguins, Oh My! OS X users are instantly recognizable by the glowing Apple logo that sits squarely in the center of its lid. However, with the shift to the Intel processor, a Mac could also be a Windows or Linux machine. So, why not show support for all three operating systems? Seth Fogie describes the why and how, and illustrates what can happen when we all get along.
Apple iBook  [archived link] Clarus: How to enhance the original Apple logo.
Apple iBook A nice little modification of iBook.
Apple iBook Moddings, overclockings and disassembly (in French).
Apple iBook FurBook: are you tired of your boring naked laptop? get furry!
Apple iBook TronBook: how to remove the paint and spray a blue color on.
Apple iBook 600 A beautiful painted laptop lid (in French).
Apple iBook Dual-USB How to mod, overclock and disassemble (in French).
Apple iBook Dual-USB  [archived link] A repainting for fun & and profit.
Apple iBook Dual-USB FlowerBook: a beautiful lid painting.
Apple iBook Dual-USB The i-Tablet: how to turn an iBook into a Tablet-PC.
Apple iBook Dual-USB The QuasiBook: how to paint the white case with black color.
Apple iBook (Blueberry) FrankenBerry iBook (case, light, hard drive mods & upclock), add a white halo logo to the lid.
Apple iBook G3  [archived link] Here's the result of some spray paint, sandpaper, and a little creativity, presenting: steelBook.
Apple iBook G3 466 SE Indigo CyBook: how to add some blue LEDs to the case.
Apple iBook G3 12'' A SkyBook paint mod.
Apple iBook G3 How to modify the color of the Apple logo on the back of your iBook. This process is surprisingly simple. By simply removing the back of your iBook's screen you are enabled to place colorful plastic behind the glowing Apple on the back of your screen. Read on for a step-by-step tutorial complete with pictures to guide you.
Apple iBook G3 YellowBook: taking apart the case and dyeing the plastic parts yellow.
Apple iBook G3 RedBook: a complete disassembly as a preparation for a spray paint job of the whole plastic lid and case using Krylon(tm) color.
Apple iBook G3 How to give the notebook a gree colour instead of plain white.
Apple iBook G4 Deep insights: a skeleton modding.
Apple iBook G4 How to remove the display and change the color of the Apple logo.
Apple iBook G4 How to get a color modded machine.
Apple iBook G4 1.33GHz A logo color change tutorial. This is the easiest way to make your iBook stand out in a crowd. It takes under 15 minutes to do.
Apple MacBook Pro This mod explains to change the logo of notebook to be any color that you choose.
Apple PowerBook G4 12'' A movile about a MCE Tech 16X Dual Layer Superdrive upgrade, new 100GB Hard Drive, and custom-made colorful rainbow logo.
Apple iBook G4 Everything you need to know about modding, overclocking and disassembly (in French).
Apple PowerBook Laser Etching. The appropriate files, laser settings, and methodology for putting your tattoo on your powerbook.
Apple PowerBook 1400 This one isn't really Mac stuff it just happens to be a PowerBook that has been bejeweled. I guess you could glue LEGO(tm) to any computer that strikes your fancy.
Apple Powerbook 5300 Daniele Procida could not bear to see a dead Mac thrown away - so he reconstructed it using Lego bricks.
Apple PowerBook G3 A galore of information about modding, overclocking and disassembly (in French).
Apple PowerBook G3 Lombard/Pismo iPowerBook G3: Turn a G3 Lombard/Pismo into a g5 iMac look alike.
Apple PowerBook G3 Wallstreet Adding some hip factor to the notebook by removing the rubberized back from the aluminum plate with a Dremel. The result of this modding is hilarious, people think it's a new prototype.
Apple PowerBook G4 Plenty of great information about modding, overclocking and disassembly (in French).
Apple PowerBook G4 Bringing Back the Rainbow Apple Logo 12 Inch Powerbook Style!
Apple PowerBook G4 15'' Poison Powerbook: how to make the backlit keyboard glow red, Apple logo color mod, keyboard cleaning and take apart instructions.
Apple PowerBook G4 Titanium (TiBook) How to take apart and paint the notebook.
Apple PowerBook G4 Engraving Quixote: watch a professional engraver using heavy machinery (IS800) to diamond engrave the notebook lid.
AST PowerExec 4/25 A laptop painted in camouflage and with four IBM processors epoxied to the top of it.
Averatec AV3270 Disassembly and painting instructions and logo modification.
BlueGear BG-V301 Frogmonster's Bluegear Laptop Mod.
COMPAQ Presario Painted laptop art: The City - Oil on Laptop.
COMPAQ Presario 1800 How to use PolyGFX's Adhesives a laptopskin which resembles the quality of airbrush, but it's cheaper and it's removable.
COMPAQ X1000 How to personalize a laptop by giving it a nice painting.
COMPAQ Presario V2000 Do it yourself notebook paint job.
GateWay 2000 ColorBook Some pictures of a painting preparation.
DELL Inspiron 1100 A step-by-step painting tutorial: take apart documentation, wet sanding, priming, coating.
DELL Inspiron 8600  [archived link] How to install LEDs into your laptop.
DELL Inspiron 8600  [archived link] How to paint a laptop.
DELL Latitude C600 Legnatile: how to make a wooden laptop.
DELL Latitude C640 Dual Dragon Mod: How to replace the manufacturer logo with two dremeled dragons.
DELL N.N. Spooky's Computer painting guide: how to use a spray paint pistol to achieve a professional looking paint job.
DELL N.N. Desert Camouflage Paintjob on old Laptop. The stencil/color pattern idea is from a military website which used it to pain some of their rifles.
HP OmniBook XE2 Laptop Case Mod - Respray your laptop, an illustrated tutorial.
IBM ThinkPad (unknown model) Using cellophane to convert a liquid crystal display screen into a three dimensional display (3D laptop computer and 3D camera phone).
IBM ThinkPad N.N. Make a stencil, and custom spray paint your laptop.
IBM ThinkPad 385ED Paint your Laptop - Project: Big Red. Have a new or old laptop? Tired of the way it looks? Wish you could do something to fix those yucky keys and scratches?
IBM ThinkPad 701CS, X20 Mirage-Coloring: how to airbrush the lid in red, an illustrated guide (in Korean).
IBM ThinkPad 770  [archived link] Moonlight Illumination, Modifying with LEDs.
IBM ThinkPad X20 How to replace the original manufacturer logo which is attached to the lid (in Korean).
IBM ThinkPad X31 A nice paintjob tutorial.
IBM ThinkPad N.N. How to replace the original IBM manufacturer logo at the laptop lid (in Korean).
IBM ThinkPad N.N. A photo documentation about sanding and painting a complete laptop case.
Medion N.N. A step-by-step take apart and painting mod tutorial (in Italian).
Panasonic CF-35 Airbrushing paintjob on an old laptop.
Rock xTreme 64 Once again it's Halloween and it's time for trick or treat. This year's treat is a notebook, modded straight to hell. Say hello to project Scorched Earth.
Sony VAIO PCG-R505TSK Painting a laptop case.
Sony VAIO PCG-SR33 Gutting a Hot Wheels toy laptop and putting a stripped down "real thing" into the case.
Sony VAIO PCG-N.N. A step-by-step disassembly, sanding and painting tutorial (in German).
Sony VAIO VGN-TX3HP How to design a custom logo using the Sony VAIO font and applying the word "linux" on plastic foil. The plastic foil has been glued to the notebook lid.
Tandy 102 A retro case modding experience.
Toshiba Portege 3010/3020 Easy repair, replacement and customisation of parts: memory upgrade, hard disk upgrade and lid painting.
Toshiba Portege 3110 Painting the lid with metallic car paint.
Toshiba Portege 3110CT Lil' Hello Kitty Laptop Mod.
Toshiba Satellite Pro 440CDX A laptop painted so that it appears it's cracking apart and electronic components are exposed.
Toshiba T3400CT  [archived link] Moonlight Illumination: The Inside Story, Modifying the case with LEDs .
Toshiba (unknown model) A nice laptop painting.
Zenith 320L  [archived link] Moonlight Illumination: The Inside Story, Modifying the case with LEDs .
From Laptop to Blunt-top  [archived link] A story of Modding.
Tussimod A cuddly notebook modding.
TuxTop How to apply a Linux Tux painting to the laptop lid.
Sticker Mod Modding a laptop with stickers.
Label Excision How to remove label and stickers.
Paint Job Nice painting of an old 486-75 laptop.

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