Black Feet Under Alum Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Hoopdy, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

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    Are the feet replaceable?

    Is there a way to stop them from having flat spots? I noticed that sometimes the Macbook slides very easy and when you put it down it slides til flat. It's not even 2 days old and I'm noticing flattening of these plastic feet.
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Are you sliding it across concrete??

    I've had mine since the 2nd day it came out, and they look just like new.

    I do imagine they'd be replaceable, assuming you can find somebody who would sell them. They're probably just held on with a thin layer of adhesive or double sided tape of sorts.
     
  3. Hoopdy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I'm using it on my desk. It's not a rough pattern on them, just a flat spot. Just wondering if it preventable. I bet you yours has a flat spot on each too if you look at it.
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Honestly, I can't even tell if there is. I always have it on my glass coffee table, so maybe that's why I'm not seeing it.
     
  5. Hoopdy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea I guess I'll just put something down on my desk to stop it from touching. I guess you could say my desk is kind of textured(it's an ikea desk). I notice the same thing with my 360 controllers. If I slide them around on my desk after time theyll start to develop flat spots where the controller makes contact.

    It's all good, though. I love my Macbook!
     
  6. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like you have sandpaper for a desk. Can you file your nails on your desk surface?

    I've got a glass desk, which is quite nice to rubbers and plastics.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Mine does that a little, but they're rubber feet on the bottom of your mac. They're going to show some wear. Either they show wear or your bottom case does.
     
  8. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Have you guys tried cleaning your 'feet'?
    Mine looked as if they had the "flat spot" as well but I just wiped them down and they look brand new again. It just seems to be a flat spot of dust/dirt on them...
     

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