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trewyn15
May 14, 2013, 04:22 PM
I am missing 3 out of 4 of the rubber feet on the bottom of my PowerBook, I don't really mind, but I will be using it on a desk a good amount and I don't want it to get destroyed on the bottom.

What have you guys used or know that people have used for 'feet' on the bottom of your PowerBooks, iBooks or Macbooks?



eyoungren
May 14, 2013, 04:50 PM
I am missing 3 out of 4 of the rubber feet on the bottom of my PowerBook, I don't really mind, but I will be using it on a desk a good amount and I don't want it to get destroyed on the bottom.

What have you guys used or know that people have used for 'feet' on the bottom of your PowerBooks, iBooks or Macbooks?
You can try those little clear "feet" knobs that they sell in hardware stores to protect furniture. Come in little packs, take the backing off and put it on a surface.

Or you can find new feet on eBay. There are resellers there.

Weaselboy
May 14, 2013, 07:32 PM
I am missing 3 out of 4 of the rubber feet on the bottom of my PowerBook, I don't really mind, but I will be using it on a desk a good amount and I don't want it to get destroyed on the bottom.

What have you guys used or know that people have used for 'feet' on the bottom of your PowerBooks, iBooks or Macbooks?

You can buy new rubber feet on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=macbook+pro+unibody+rubber+feet).

trewyn15
May 14, 2013, 07:54 PM
Just ordered some non-Apple ones, will post pics if they work well. Seems to be an ongoing problem with most laptops lol

eyoungren
May 14, 2013, 08:01 PM
Just ordered some non-Apple ones, will post pics if they work well. Seems to be an ongoing problem with most laptops lol
My 1.0Ghz 17" PB came without. I replaced them. Now I have one left and my other PB has three! :confused:

I haven't bothered to replace any since then.

:rolleyes:

skateny
May 14, 2013, 08:17 PM
Saw two offerings on eBay for $4.58 and another for $58. Fifty-eight! I'll take two!:eek:

trewyn15
May 14, 2013, 09:11 PM
My 1.0Ghz 17" PB came without. I replaced them. Now I have one left and my other PB has three! :confused:

I haven't bothered to replace any since then.

:rolleyes:

Honestly I could care less about them or how they look lol I just don't want to damage the bottom side of my PowerBook more than it already is... I can't stand hearing it scrape on the desk at class lol

Saw two offerings on eBay for $4.58 and another for $58. Fifty-eight! I'll take two!:eek:

Nice lol mine aren't even the original ones, mine are actually pretty big, but they were cheap haha

g4manimac
May 14, 2013, 10:34 PM
I think I might get me some of those clear feet for mine.I actually still have the original ones but they are SMALL even though none of mine are gone the corners of my ram door look like they've been sanded.

eyoungren
May 14, 2013, 11:02 PM
I think I might get me some of those clear feet for mine.I actually still have the original ones but they are SMALL even though none of mine are gone the corners of my ram door look like they've been sanded.
Well, here's the bottom of mine. Most of it done before I got the Mac though. I haven't replaced the feet (again) but I also tend to lift my Macs and then move them if I need them moved. Don't like the idea of sliding them on the bottom. It's kept it from getting worse (yeah, this could be worse!).

trewyn15
May 14, 2013, 11:24 PM
Yours isn't bad at all, my phones dead, I'll take a pic of mine. It's extremely and surprisingly clean lol and I'd like to keep it that way :p

trewyn15
May 15, 2013, 11:33 AM
Here's the condition of mine after I took the remaining inserts and rubber feet off lol

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp335/trewyn15/20130514_233124_zps98f525f5.jpg (http://s425.photobucket.com/user/trewyn15/media/20130514_233124_zps98f525f5.jpg.html)
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp335/trewyn15/20130514_233250_zps48dd4c67.jpg (http://s425.photobucket.com/user/trewyn15/media/20130514_233250_zps48dd4c67.jpg.html)
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp335/trewyn15/20130514_233209_zps79e08e39.jpg (http://s425.photobucket.com/user/trewyn15/media/20130514_233209_zps79e08e39.jpg.html)

I don't think it's too bad for $50 lol

eyoungren
May 15, 2013, 11:51 AM
Very nice. Both my 17" Macs look like they have been through a war zone. :D

AQUADock
May 15, 2013, 11:58 AM
Here's the condition of mine after I took the remaining inserts and rubber feet off lol

Image (http://s425.photobucket.com/user/trewyn15/media/20130514_233124_zps98f525f5.jpg.html)
Image (http://s425.photobucket.com/user/trewyn15/media/20130514_233250_zps48dd4c67.jpg.html)
Image (http://s425.photobucket.com/user/trewyn15/media/20130514_233209_zps79e08e39.jpg.html)

I don't think it's too bad for $50 lol

Wow that looks almost new. Good find.

trewyn15
May 15, 2013, 01:56 PM
Wow that looks almost new. Good find.

Thanks, to be honest it wasn't what I wanted whatsoever lol I was looking for an aluminum macbook pro but I found this on craigslist and couldn't resist lol