iBook monitor "feet"?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ChePibe, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    The "feet" (or pads, or whatever) have fallen out of my 12" G4 1.33 Ghz iBook. These are the small rubber parts in the top corners of my monitor.

    Does anyone know where I can find replacements for these? I was going to simply let it go, but this laptop is about to be passed on to my little sister-in-law and receive at least another year or two of abuse. I assume these tiny parts help keep the monitor away from the keyboard, making the computer look much better.

    Thanks in advance,

    ChePibe
     
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    Scarlet Fever

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    give Apple a call, they might just ship them out to you for free, or next to free. Stranger things have happened... :rolleyes:
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Go to an Apple store and ask for some..
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I bought some in the Marketplace section from someone parting an iBook out. They are much harder to get in than you would think.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I actually just got a replacement set of 3 (3 because the 4th one is attached to the battery) for about $6.00 on eBay.

    ibook feet on ebay
     
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    iSee

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    I think the OP is talking about the rubber bits on the LCD panel, not the rubber feet on the bottom of the iBook.

    To do a proper job, these are a real pain to replace because you need to install them from the behind the front panel. That means you need to disassemble the LCD panel.

    You need to go in from behind because these pads have a wide rubber base that anchors them and there is no way you could squeeze that base through the small hole in the plastic panel. (My experience is from taking apart my 1.2GHz G4 12", so I'm assuming that the 1.33 GHz is the same).

    If you could find the rubber pads you could make a cosmetic repair much more easily by cutting off the thick rubber base and just glueing the remaining piece on to the panel, but I'd guess that would not stand up to too much wear and tear.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    oops my bad... didn't read it right.
     

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