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Lpfan4ever February 17, 2010 06:39 PM

Quick and Easy G15 Colour Change
 
As I sit here waiting for my 5th coat to dry, using the on screen keyboard, I bring you the beginning of my little mod. I'll have pictures once the keyboard gets reassembled tomorrow, possibly tonight.
while it's not super fancy, I figured someone might be interested.

Lpfan4ever February 17, 2010 07:25 PM

Ok, finally got some pictures uploaded.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...0/DSCF2767.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...0/DSCF2768.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...0/DSCF2769.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...0/DSCF2772.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...0/DSCF2776.jpg

Lpfan4ever February 17, 2010 08:57 PM

Here's a preview of the face I'm painting. It's got all 8 or 9 or 10 or I've lost count of colour coats, so it just needs to be clear coated soon. The light makes it look all rippled though.
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...0/DSCF2784.jpg

encorp February 17, 2010 09:22 PM

What kind of paint did you use?

Lpfan4ever February 17, 2010 09:29 PM

Grabbed some Krylon spraypaint specific for plastics, satin burgundy I believe is the colour, although it's more red than burgundy. Was sadly the only brand I could find that was specific for plastic.

I guess I missed this in the first post as I was using the on-screen keyboard at the time, and "typing" on that is horrid. This isn't really just a "because I felt like it" paint job, but mostly because a huge area of the face had rubbed off and instead of being silver it was a giant black spot. That was the main reason, second would be that I have been bored as hell lately.:bleh:

ADay2Long February 17, 2010 10:00 PM

Thought you had changed the color of the LEDs. Now that would be something, still very nice ... how hard was it to take apart?

Lpfan4ever February 18, 2010 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ADay2Long (Post 335421)
Thought you had changed the color of the LEDs. Now that would be something, still very nice ... how hard was it to take apart?

It's actually really easy. The only crappy things were that there's a bajillion screws and you gotta be careful when seperating the halves because the LCD is plugged in with a ribbon cable. The nice thing is that they don't hide any screws under stickers or the rubber feet, so it's very straightforward.

As for the LEDs, I really do want to change them, but lack any and all knowledge required to do so. There's a total of 10 LEDs, on a 3 thin, long PCBs. Other than that, I know as much as my cat does.

Lpfan4ever February 19, 2010 09:40 AM

And not that anyone cares, but I just got my first coat of clear coat on, and set it high in a place where my cat couldn't get to it (it's windy outside so I don't want stuff flying onto it). He decided to ram the thing with his head repeatedly until it knocked down my still wet paint onto the floor. Now I have to start again. :angry2:

PC_Commando February 19, 2010 09:46 AM

That sucks. When I paint anything What I do is string a line across the room and use pieces of wire and hang the parts. If you hang it high enough your cat shouldn't be able to get at it.

Lpfan4ever February 19, 2010 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PC_Commando (Post 336143)
That sucks. When I paint anything What I do is string a line across the room and use pieces of wire and hang the parts. If you hang it high enough your cat shouldn't be able to get at it.

Sadly I have no room for that. I tried to find somewhere, but all the open spots were high traffic areas like hallways and the front door area.

So, for now I'm going to do a couple coats of colour again, and when I get home from work, sand it down a bit to even out the parts that got really messed up, put another coat and then let that dry again for another day. This is taking much much much longer than expected.:blarg:


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