Metal powerbooks?

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wich g3 powerbooks were the ones with the metal underneath the rubber coating on the top? if it is not the pismo is it possible to pull the metal of of wichever one it is and put it on the pismo?

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It was the wallstreet(the one

It was the wallstreet(the ones without firewire or USB,and the infamous hinge problem).I thing you can remove the metal part off a wallstreet(I know you can,but its really difficult,and stick it on a Pismo/lombard.

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is it possible to remove thje

is it possible to remove thjepismo plastic ones and replace it with the wallstreet?

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nope

"pyromaniac" wrote:

is it possible to remove thjepismo plastic ones and replace it with the wallstreet?

No, the Pismo has no "panel" there, it's all part of the housing. If you want a different finish in that area on a Pismo (or Lombard, same thing) you'll have to apply something over the rubbery stuff (eg: paint or self-adhesive material.)

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It is not possible to remove

It is not possible to remove the metal panels without destroying them. I know, because I've done it.

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re: It is not possible to remove

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It is not possible to remove the metal panels without destroying them. I know, because I've done it.

Well, just what do you mean exactly by "destroy"? I've gotten the panels off without buggering them up using hot air from a hair dryer. It softens the adhesive enough to allow the panel to be peeled off. Takes a bit of care and rather more time but it can be done. It helped that I didn't care a whit if the plastics got damaged in the process (though they didn't.)

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When I did it with a heatgun,

When I did it with a heatgun, the metal was too distorted from all the torquing that it would never fit back on. Of course I cared a great deal about the plastic, and not at all about the metal (since I had brand new unpainted panels)

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