Deal of the year!

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  1. MagicMike

    MagicMike Notebook Consultant

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    Oh man, I love the purple color on it! Awesome!

    EDIT: I meant violet:)
     
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    Had some problems recently with the purple paint, not only does it dry reaaaly slowly, also on the lid while making the gloss topcoat it developed a nasty cracky spiderweb, so I believe it's gonna be another few layers after removing the damage :/ I was hoping it'll be time for transplant in the coming days...

    But, as an upside, it looks gorgeous. The silent violet silver colour was, well, silver, but during treating it with topcoat id revealed a slight pinkish hue, which goes well with the design. Will post some pictures tomorrow.
     
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    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    That was the issue I was getting with my M18x lid, the "cracky spiderweb". The base coats seemed to be going down fine but it all went to hell when applying the clear coat. I put it down to me trying to rush the coats (even though I was applying as per instructions). I had to completely strip it down to bare again.
    This time I am taking it super slow. I've done the base coats over a week doing 2 light coats and then leaving it a full 48 hours to cure. I did 2 more coats (coats 5 and 6) last night and hopefully that will be it for the white base. I am going to leave the base coat for a week before starting the clear, which I'll take super slow. I think this should eliminate the cracking.
    If it happens again then I'm going to frisbee this lid as far as it can go!
     
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    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    Quick update on the $50 M15x that had a broken power jack.
    It’s been sitting at the repairer for a fair while now since he said that there was a short on the board after he replaced the jack. He thought that maybe it was something he did so he removed it and tried again but he was still finding a short with no power from the jack. He ended up ripping the jack back out and I was just going to grab the board and throw it on the pile. I had given him a second jack so before I picked it up I asked him to solder it in anyway. He said there was still a short somewhere. Oh well, $50 wasted on the attempts plus a couple of jacks for $10.
    I got it back today and thought, what the hell I may as well put the old girl back together and see what happens.......

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    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    Seems I got swindled a little bit by the original seller. It’s has a 740QM and not the 920XM like they said in the listing. I guess for $31 plus shipping I can’t get too mad.


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  6. Duck W

    Duck W Notebook Consultant

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    Exactly, that's why I still keep my m17x r4. It just makes me feel good whenever I use it. From the look to keyboard layout, they are perfect.
     
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    Duck W Notebook Consultant

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    Great machine for the price. Will you give it another paint job?
     
  8. MrMogwai

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    Second that. Also, any update on the AlienFX?
     
  9. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    Yep, It's currently undergoing it's new paint job now. I went with gloss white again. It may seem a little boring but I think the black/white combo looks pretty sharp and it works well with the AlienFX.

    No update yet. I ordered a board from Aliexpress so I can only hope it gets sent and it actually works.
     
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    Maxware79 Alienware died in 2014

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    @MrMogwai any luck grabbing one of those programmers?
     
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