MBP foot pad came unglued. How do I fix?

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  1. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

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    So I just noticed that the little black foot underneath my 2011 MBP came unglued and fell off. How can I fix this? Should I take it into an Apple Store for them to fix or is it an easy fix I can do myself??
     
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  3. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay. Call me dumb but what kind of adhesive??
     
  4. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    If you have Apple Care, Call Apple and see if they're still offering the Self-Service repair kit.

    IMO, you need to unscrew the bottom plate before you use any kind of glue to reattach it.. You might also want to purchase a replacement/repair kit from Amazon or eBay, if you don't have Apple Care.
     
  5. desi1 macrumors newbie

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    Mine came off whilst in class and my partner had some blu-tack. The foot is still stuck on with the same blu-tack 2 years later :D but yeah, use super glue or something.
     
  6. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I may just take it into an Apple Store and see if they will put it back on.
     
  7. Miss Terri macrumors 6502

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    Of course all Apple stores might not be the same, but a while back I took my MBP 13" in for a new battery, and sort of impulsively decided to let them install two new "feet" (they had come off and been lost). It was pretty expensive (they quoted me a price that I thought was for both of them but it was actually *each*). A couple of months later.... one of those fell off :mad:

    Now, I may be able to have them re-repair it, I have not tried yet. But.. it was pricey and only had a 50% success ratio for me.
     
  8. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How much was it if I may ask??
     
  9. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Does anyone know how much it might cost to replace the foot pad? I still have the foot pad so maybe it just needs to be re-applied. But if I need to replace the whole bottom panel how would that be? I'd be nice to have all four foot pads in place if I ever wanted to sell my Mac.
     
  10. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I don't know what the cost is but this Apple Doc may be helpful:
    :apple: MacBook Pro: Bottom case foot replacement DIY instructions
     
  11. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  12. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    wear gloves.
     

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