White Macbook Rubber Feet

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  1. pica93
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    Hi,
    Has anyone noticed there rubber feet on there macbook wearing down.
    Mines less than a year old and its already worn a lot.

    Don't worry about the cover bit on the case, thats to to protect it from getting scratched.

    As you can see from the photo its worn a fair bit. and now it generally sits on the white plastic not the feet.

    Let me know if you have the same experience,

    Cheers in advance :D
     

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  2. NewMacbookPlz
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    I try to avoid sliding my laptop around on surfaces so I can't say I've had an issue with either my G4 iBook or my Unibody. If you tend to do that quite a bit or use rough surfaces that'll wear down the feet alright.
     
  3. Phatpat
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    After 3+ years of heavy use, the feet on my white Macbook are quite a bit more worn than that, the ones next to the hinge worse than the others. It doesn't seem to hurt anything though.
     
  4. pica93
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    Thats ok, i just wanted to check its normal.

    I rang apple care up, and they say you actually can't buy the rubber feet by themselves you have to get the whole white bottom case which i thought was stupid :confused:
     
  5. hndn
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    I have these rubber feet on, once protected my MB from falling off the chair. I bought it at my school bookstore. I only use the 4 small one.
    http://laptoplifts.com/
     

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  6. mr.kite!
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    White Macbook Rubber Feet

    I use and really like the "Targus" notebook riser. It's built solid while providing good ventilation. I just move the Targus when adjusting the laptop position and the bottom never touches the surface of the table.
     
  7. Richard1028
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    I guess you were "protecting" the wrong thing. :D

    The first thing I did when I bought my whitebook was to also get a cheap-assed speck case for the top and bottom. As I read these forums I'm so glad I did.

    What did Apple say about changing out the bottom case to remedy this? Will they cover this under warranty? (You never say).
     
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  9. tekio
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    Just checked mine, one of them is starting to wear like that but the rest look normal :confused:
     
  10. pica93
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    I am sending my MacBook back soon anyway as I have 90 days warrenty left, and the White is starting to go yellow. Which I have heard is a commen problem and apple will replace it free of charge.

    Does anyone know how long apple take to replace it for you????
     
  11. fabian9
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    That's probably the only thing I don't like about the Invisible Shields... the fact that they go yellow/reddish after a while!

    Fabian
     
  12. iStudentUK
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    That is a little worse than those on my White MacBook, but mine is only a few months old. You could never put your laptop down on anything hard... but I suggest just being a little more careful and accept that it is just life.
     

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