iBook question

mdouglas

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Oct 27, 2002
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Dear Gang,

I just purchased an iBook which I'm very proud of (the other Windows based laptops in my office pale by comparison). However, it's only one week old and I've already managed to knock 2 of the little plastic/rubber feet off of the computer. I called Apple and the guy said that he'd send me a replacement, but he had not heard of this problem before. Now I'm paranoid that this will be a recurrent problem. Let me add that I'm fairly gentle with the machine; I certainly haven't been very rough with it.

Is this normal? Also, do the replacement feet fit in easily and stay put?

TIA for your help,
Mark
 

GeeYouEye

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Dec 9, 2001
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Hmm... I've rarely if ever seen that, except for the one on the battery, and I'm not that gentle with mine. I'd say make sure the casing wasn't defective. Any replacements should be fine though. After you put them in, grab it with your fingernails and twist it about 60°. They should stay put better then.
 

mdouglas

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Oct 27, 2002
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I think the casing is alright. There are little metal holes (with screws in the bottom) in which the rubber feet sit. I'm not sure if these metal holes are alright, they sure seem O.K.
 

buffsldr

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i too have lost one rubber foot. i didnt think they would send a replacement. that is cool. i will try

by the way, i have had mine for 4.5 months and lost one foot... not too bad imo
 

GeeYouEye

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I lost the one on my battery... maybe Apple'll give me a new battery. That'd be nice... *falls back to reality* Seriously, that's great that they'll send replacements. I nearly lost another one today... if I do lose another, it'd be nice to know I can get new ones.
 

Gus

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Jan 1, 2002
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Feet

While this was a notorious issue with the Pismo Powerbooks (there is a great cartoon about it at Joy of Tech), the iBook has fared a little better. My fiancé's iBook has lost 2 of the feet. If you are still under AppleCare, then you can get them for free. At least that's what we were told at the Apple Store in Durham. If you're really concerned, try superglue or something. Then again, the plastics may not like superglue. They don't seem important, but other than helping to cool the machine, they really do help keep the bottom from getting all scuffed. My poor Pismo's bottomside has quite a few new scuffs because it's feet are gone, and I don't want to pay $21.00 for replacements.

My 2¢

Gus
 
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