How good are the rubber feet

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by John585, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. John585 macrumors member

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    When I open my glassbook from just the display the whole computer seems to slide back and the rubber feet don't seem to grip the desk that well. Anyone else having this problem when they open the lid?
     
  2. kennyli macrumors regular

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    You better check that your glassbook is standing on 3 feets or 4 feets. Because I've found my glassbook is only standing on 3 feets. That means the whole body is twisted. If you know what I mean .............
     
  3. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Or it could mean one of the feet is too short.
     
  4. kennyli macrumors regular

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    No, I don't think so. The body is twisted. I have to use big force to twist it back to normal. Lucky enough, I don't break it into 2 pieces :p

    Now it is standing firm on 4 feets :D


    PS: The QC of Apple is such a nightmare :(
     
  5. dannn macrumors regular

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    mine has the same problem.
    i dont think it has to do with a twisted body or uneven feet...i think the rubber just sucks

    they seem awfully smooth and dont offer much friction
     
  6. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    The feet aren't rubber. They are a semi flexible plastic. That means they wear well and don't fall off, but they don't exactly grip very well. You can buy stick on rubber feet to supplement the stock ones.
     
  7. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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  8. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    I use two hands to open my computer. Never noticed a single problem.
     
  9. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    2 feet are on the battery cover so if that isn't 100% flat, that can cause it to rock a little.
     
  10. dannn macrumors regular

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    this has been pissing me off more and more these past few days...
    is this even a widespread problem?
     
  11. MikeHowardSays macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. The feet are made of plastic, not rubber, resulting in my Mac doing a lot of sliding around on my desk. Any ideas?
     
  12. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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  13. Carnivor macrumors regular

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    could you try different rolls of vinyl etc, and cover your desk in it? Like a complete desk mousemat???
     
  14. dannn macrumors regular

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    ive found that this heavily depends on the surface texture of your table

    the 2 desks i have at my apartment seem to not grip the feet so well

    now im home, and im using it on a wooden desk that's gripping it better
     
  15. lensam macrumors newbie

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    Are there legs?????
     

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