Introdução

Bring an aging MacBook Pro back to life with a new set of feet.

  1. Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
    • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

      • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

      • Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.

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  2. Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.
    • Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

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    • Remove any broken or damaged feet.

    • Remove any pieces from the old foot that may have broken off in the foot hole.

    • Use tweezers to peel up and remove the old adhesive tape from the foot pad.

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    • Scrub the foot pad with adhesive remover to remove any remaining adhesive.

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    • Wipe the foot pad with an alcohol prep pad to remove any residue left by the cleaner.

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    • Peel a replacement foot from the plastic backing.

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    • Align the new foot inside the foot pad.

    • Make sure the alignment nub on the foot is lined up with the small hole near the perimeter of the pad.

    • Lay the foot down while keeping it properly aligned.

    • Check for proper alignment from the inside of the lower case. Use tweezers to slide the alignment nub so it lines up with the hole.

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    • Press the new foot down firmly with your finger and maintain pressure for 30 seconds to set the pressure sensitive adhesive.

    • Repeat the last six steps for any broken or damaged feet.

    Support the rear feet from inside with your other hand before pressing down on new foot. Failure to do so may damage the plastic air grille inside the rear of the lower case. See the photos in step 3 above.

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Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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