iBook clear palmrest/trackpad

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We've all seen the Tronbook at one point or another, so how difficult is it to obtain one of those clear palmrest like the one on the Tronbook?

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just about...

impossible. Extremely short production run, coupled with how rarely they show up on ebay, coupled with how high things like that get bid up almost immediately make for a piece of hardware you're not likely to own ever.

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wow, such is life.

wow, such is life.

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how much?

are they expensive to come by? how much would you pay for it if you found one?

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How hard would it be to mold

How hard would it be to mold one yourself? Could you melt down some plexi into a molt of the origional?

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it would be..

damn hard, if not impossible.

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a pro would have to take a mo

a pro would have to take a mold of a part so large as the palmrest. it's expensive too, but you and other ibook owners could all chip in since one mold can make multiple casts. that's a consideration.

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I would definatly chip in if

I would definatly chip in if it were for a 600MHz 14" iBook.

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It's definately possible; I'v

It's definately possible; I've read about a Japanese group of 2400c owners that put their money together to make a limited run of custom case parts for their Powerbooks. I don't think that there is the same kind of dedication for iBook parts here, but it's possible.

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