Suggestion for new rubber 'feet'

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by trewyn15, May 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
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    eyoungren

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    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.
     
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    Weaselboy

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    You can buy new rubber feet on Amazon.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just ordered some non-Apple ones, will post pics if they work well. Seems to be an ongoing problem with most laptops lol
     
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    eyoungren

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    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:
     
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    skateny

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    Saw two offerings on eBay for $4.58 and another for $58. Fifty-eight! I'll take two!:eek:
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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

    Nice lol mine aren't even the original ones, mine are actually pretty big, but they were cheap haha
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    eyoungren

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    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!).
     

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  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's the condition of mine after I took the remaining inserts and rubber feet off lol

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

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    Very nice. Both my 17" Macs look like they have been through a war zone. :D
     
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    AQUADock

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    Wow that looks almost new. Good find.
     
  14. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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
     

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