How to protect "feet" of Macbook Pro ?

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  1. LevMac macrumors 6502

    LevMac

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    Hey guys

    Just wondering what would be the best way to protect the "feet" on the bottom of the Macbook Pro ? As in the black rubber circular feet ?

    I have seen some people's Macbook's and they are wearing out on the bottom, is there anything that we could use to protect them ?
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Why bother? Just don't slide your MacBook around all the time; pick it up and move it instead.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Best way is probably with a hard case. But they are there for that reason, so the bottom of your computer doesn't get scratched too much
     
  4. Nein01 macrumors 6502

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    maybe you could glue on a second set of sticky feet, but then what would protect those?
     
  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Lemme reword this for you lol...

    Edit: Oops im stupid. I just realized what you meant.
     
  6. LevMac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im thinking of putting some left over invisible shield, cut them round to fit them and just stick them on ?
     
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

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    They are not rubber, they are nylon and are supposed to wear, protecting the case. You could just get spares to replace them when needed.

    If you use something else to protect the feet, then what would you use to protect that? :)
     
  8. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    I'm too busy using & enjoying mine.

    However I do know that one way to be assured of no wear... Just leave it stored away in it's box & use something else. Heh!
     
  9. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Great idea. or, you could go to an office store and get some little sticky rubber things to elevate the mbp even higher off of the working surface (a table)
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I'm sure when those feet wear out and your MBP starts scraping on things you could pick up a second pair of rubber feet from a 3rd party vendor. Or you could get wee rubber feet off the back of glass coasters and use those. Personally I'd sacrifice my coasters for my MBP's wellbeing :p
     
  11. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Aww hell, why spend time removing the feet from the coasters? Just superglue the coasters directly to the MBP :p :cool:
     
  12. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    post of the day.
     
  13. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Innovative...
     
  14. danny.lee macrumors newbie

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    You're kidding me right. I'm all for protecting high value equipment, I've clear shielded my iPhone, MBP screen, but the feet? I'd say I'm quite aggressive as far as sliding the it around my desk for convenience of the angle of which I'm sitting at. After I just read the original post I looked at the bottom of the MBP to see that the "feet" are perfectly time, the only 'wear and tear' was merely wiped off with my finger. Sorry I just had to put that out there and give myself a laugh.
     
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