Is there any case mods for laptops?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by jDSX, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. jDSX

    jDSX Is a furry

    Jun 15, 2015
    United States
    New doink city
    I've seen desktops get custom cases and such but can it be done with a laptop? I remember seeing a custom made one all clear, with led lights but wondered how it was done with the screen being attached it must be difficult? Can it be done with the proper tools?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    "With proper tools"

    Yeah give me an injection moulder (well within the reach of a moderately determined modder these days, a lot of small board game companies will have their own) and some dies for it and you can have whatever you like. Alternatively if you wanted to get a lump of plastic of similar size to the case and mill out all the necessary plastic then you could also do that. Plastic is not that expensive or hard to machine but it does feel like an awful waste when I do such things.

    More seriously I tend not to see off the shelf case mods like I might see for desktop cases and such, and with desktops then even the towers are standardised (ATX specifies where the screws go, how wide drive bays are and other such fun). There might be some for the various "gaming" laptops but it will be a model specific thing. Laptop cases are invariably all pretty custom to the model and maybe line of models that year. Space is usually pretty tight inside laptops as well, to say nothing of airflow, but if you go for thin ribbon cable or something you can probably tap off some power to stick some LEDs around the place.
    Vinyl coverings are far more readily available as well, and even able to be custom made to order if you fancy having fun with measuring stuff.