Covering the "Do Not Cover This Hole"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dban23, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. dban23 macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2010
    Just replaced my internal Macbook Pro 15.4" harddrive with a travelstar 500gb 7200k. However the "do not cover this hole" hole is covered by what I have read is for the internal bluetooth.
    Now, I'm pretty sure I can just leave the hole exposed if I strap the bluetooth thing down using some of that yellow sticky tape which Apple use elsewhere inside the computer. Is this a good tactic? Is there a name for this type of tape?
    Any advice greatly appreciated.
  2. Exana macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2011
    You can also use regular double side tape or better thermal resistant one.
  3. codymac macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    I don't recall seeing any yellow tape in any Apple laptops I've owned.

    Yellow or amber? If it's a translucent amber I'd guess Kapton (polyimide) tape. If it's yellow, it's probably just tape.

    Use whatever is convenient.
  4. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    No advice here, but good choice on the hard drive.
  5. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    Don't worry about it. The hole is there for air pressure equalization as the drive heats and cools. By "do not cover", they are referring to putting tape or anything that will make a tight seal on the hole, sufficient to prevent the pressure equalization. Another component touching it will still allow air movement.

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