I've damaged the rubber bezel around display, how do I replace?

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  1. mike.coulter macrumors regular

    mike.coulter

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    MacBook Pro 15" Retina Late 2013

    Hello there, I've damaged the rubber bezel that surrounds the display while fitting it back onto the MacBook Pro body.

    It was a refurbished unit and I'm pretty sure the seller hadn't stuck the lower part on correctly. The large rubber pad to the lower right of the screen tore upon closing the lid the first time. It flapped around and looked awful after that, so I've torn it off and used some electrical tape for now to hide the gap.

    Initially reasonably pleased with this little repair, it's now getting to me every time I open the computer... So I've ordered a replacement bezel off of eBay and I'm looking to replace it, but can't find any guides.

    Any help would be super appreciated!

    Mike
     
  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    I'd also post at ifixit. They specialize in this stuff.
     
  3. mike.coulter thread starter macrumors regular

    mike.coulter

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    Yes I've posted this on there today too, no answers yet!

    I have pulled apart the old screen bezel but that one was already worse for wear, so I'll be waiting to check out the replacements before I do anything with it.
     
  4. icymountain macrumors regular

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    I have a mid 2013 15" MBPr that is also slowly losing this gasket (it is just falling off on its own), but I have decided not to bother...
     
  5. mike.coulter thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess that is an option, the only thing is that I bought this MacBook Pro from a friend after he cracked the LCD when it was three months old and just put it in a cupboard for two years.

    It was in perfect condition otherwise, so I'm a little annoyed at myself for not noticing the replacement screen had a loose rubber gasket at the bottom, as now without the tape it has a nasty looking hole.

    I've ordered two replacements just incase I manage to mess it up, also ordered some double sided adhesive tape that will hopefully do the job for the lower corners.
     
  6. mike.coulter, Apr 17, 2017
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    The only answer off of iFixit so far, I do hope that I won't have to remove all the hinge cover in reality :(

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    They went on to say it may be possible to essentially remove the screen assembly again, pull out the old rubber bezel, apply new adhesive tape to the lower corners and work it in around the hinge cover and display.

    So seeing as I've ordered two of these parts I'm going to have a practice on the old display first :)

    Here's hoping!

    On the other hand it's so nice to be back using OSX again, my iMac is currently buried behind boxes in the office. So for the last few weeks I've just been using my little netbook and my iPhone.

    I've always wanted the 13" MBP but when my friend said he was selling this barely used 15" model for £300 I couldn't resist!
     
  7. mike.coulter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah so, I got the replacement rubber today and had a practice on the old screen, I don't think there's any way I'm going to be able to do a neat job of it without having to remove the hinge cover and the display glass which is a massive shame.

    I may end up just leaving it but I've emailed Reece at efix to see if its something they'd be willing to do, their reviews are amazing so I think I'd rather send it there than any of my local places...
     

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