Wednesday, November 19, 2014

iBook Clamshell Mod - Applying Protective Skin on the Shell

This is one of the passages about the iBook G3 Clamshell modification project, of which a logicboard of Intel i5 was being installed into the classic Apple iBook G3 Laptop.
In my last blog, I have DIY a protective film for the cover of iBook G3 Clamshell. Now it is the turn for applying it onto the cover of iBook G3 Clamshell.

There are some "tips" about applying the protective skins onto an object:

(1) Allow more water to stay between the protective film and the object, because water enables easy repositioning of the skin. Also, ejecting the water out of the gap is easier than that of air bubbles.

(2) After you positioned the skins, place a dry towel beneath the object and use a squeegee (e.g.) credit card to sweep the skin surface to eject the water out of the space between the object and the protective film. The excess water will be absorbed by the towel right away.

(3) Then, sock the residual water on the object thoroughly.

(4) Finally, I suggest you to place the object into the dry dehumidity cabinet box overnight, this will speed up drying process and reduce the harm of humidity to the electrical component of the object concerned.