Can anyone customize my macbook like this?

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  1. Yagbolz

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    Hmmm, try a piano maker or tuner?

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    Nice design. Saw this mac in ebay or tpc. Someone's selling this mac right?
     
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    so true LOL! anyway, they have one in power mac greenbelt. i think it belongs to one of the tech.
     
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    ....that custom "skin job" for the keyboard looks HORRIBLE. I think I know who would use one: hunt-and-peck typists..........for a qwerty typists, that scheme would be viable if the left set (q,w,e,r,t,a,s,d,f,g,z,x,c,v,b) and right set (y,u,i,o, etc.) are colored differently or if the F, j homekeys are colored differently.

    Why would you even want one?
     
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    just for fun i guess.. white mac is really getting old.. wanna try this..
     
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    all you have to do is find a black top case then transfer the keys... you can follow your preferred color pattern on the keys.
     
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    This type of mod is called a Zebra or Panda MacBook. It's mixing black and white parts. I personally do not like the checkers. You might just end up building a Mac that is desirable to no one but yourself.

    I prefer a white MacBook, black bezel and keys. Then I realized I just wanted a MacBook Pro. I kept mine stock and ditched the idea.
     
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    Yeah it looks like he combined parts of 2 macbooks. Ugly keyboard though!
     
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    like the checkered look.. \m/
     
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    If you have a white MacBook you can just order this part from ebay then manually replace the top case and keyboard with a pattern that suits you.

    I've tried replacing the top case back when I had a white MB. It's really easy. I'm not so sure about replacing the individual keys though.
     
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    ^^ok sir thanks
     
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    With no backlit keyboard, its kinda difficult to work an dim places. Probably just suits the style of the guy who made this. Its a good style though.
     
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    Whether you have all white or all black keys it will be difficult to type in the dark with a MacBook. Having checkers won't make it any worse. I can't think of a situation where I simply cannot turn on the lights to type.
     
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    id rather keep it simple... :)
     
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    Why don't you just buy it? Haha saw this too in tpc. I know it's selling for a regular second hand MacBook price.

    Or another option is, why don't you contact the seller, and ask him/her to sell to you the remaining keys of the black keyboard they used? Use your white keyboard case, but add the black keys.
     
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    isnt that layout a bit confusing? I wouldnt want to be a typing any long document with that keyboard. I'd make a ton of errors. pero kung puro trackpad or mouse ka lang, then it might be tolerable.
     
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    Pretty easy to do if you've got the parts i could swap out the keyboard before one can finish a large drink at starbucks!

    @greta87
    It just looks confusing at first but in the long run it'll be just like any other keyboard... The letters are still there anyway, you have to try typing on a keyboard without any letters at all....(was forced to rent out at the nearest cyber cafe before)now even to a touch typist it is still a bit hard to get used to...
     
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    I forgot what it's called but some guys rearrange the keys to a more "efficient" layout. Now, that will be confusing!
     

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