How do I take this off my table

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  1. ventuss, Oct 23, 2013
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    ventuss macrumors 6502

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    What is?
     
  3. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    I'd love to know what you mean but i forgot to take my stimulants today
     
  4. Tjosansa macrumors regular

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    You cant.. Let it be and be silent.
     
  5. ventuss, Oct 23, 2013
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  6. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    These are usually removeable but i wouldn't recommend yanking it incase you take the vinyl layer off around the edges.

    In our office there is a cap, taking the cap off reveals a neat hole for cables like you see, this is essentially one big piece of ribbed plastic to keep it fixed against the chipboard desk. They usually can be worked out by turning and pulling up at the same time.

    If it's not moving i wouldn't force it.
     
  7. mossy macrumors regular

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    You can take the Grommet out by using a Flat head screwdriver to pry it out bit by bit. Work you way around it.
    You can use the cardboard from a Cereal box or something similar to protect the surface from the screwdriver.

    You might be able to tap it out from underneath with your flat head screwdriver and a hammer also (tapping it on the 2mm edge working you way around). Have a look - it might be way faster for you.

    Tappa Tappa Tappa.

    Just take you time.
     
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  9. fhopper macrumors member

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    Really? It is a cable port on an office desk/table. The cover pops out from the bottom to let the large end of the cables through then snaps back in to tidy the bundle of cables together.
     
  10. ventuss thread starter macrumors 6502

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    there is no bottom, it goes half way down the hole. I tried to push and pull, but nothing seems to happen, I may have turned it half an inche or so, but it is extremely hard to take it off.
     
  11. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I'd try tapping it UP from the bottom...You'll be left with a hole, but since the Mac will cover that up it's no big deal...the plastic shims should release from underneath the table.
     
  12. fhopper macrumors member

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    It might be "keyed" to a certain position relative to a clock dial but I doubt it. This looks like a different type but you may find your's if you look.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    It is plastic so smash it into little pieces with a framing hammer.
     
  14. ventuss thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine is extremely simple. It looks like the guy used a hammer so I could never take it off.
     

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