One of my macbooks footpad is loose.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wie Gehts, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

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    Say, I just noticed that one of the little rubber pads is loose and goes *clack*click* if I tap on it and when I put it down on the table.

    Just how are these things attached in the first place? Riveted? A loose rivet would do this. My MB is only a little more than three months old...it HAS to be perfect! :(:D

    No, seriously, How are these feet connected to the chassis? Anybody know? They aren't screwed on by any chance?
     
  2. joegomolski macrumors 6502

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    One of my macbooks footpad is loose.

    The footpads! Lame, lame, lame.

    I have 2 Powerbooks and both lost footpads. I believe that the footpads where pressed on. No kidding.

    You can try glue. But it never worked for me.

    For both powerbooks I went out a bought new footpads.

    When I got my MBP one of the first things I did was to get a set of footpads and I installed them right away.
     
  3. Crash-n-Burn macrumors regular

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  4. Wie Gehts thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys. Thanks for the link. :)

    I am curious how the originals are attached. Can't be an adhesive because mine
    moves in its little 'pocket', but it hasn't come off.
     
  5. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Why not just pull it off, add some glue and get it to stick again?
     
  6. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Why not just pull it off, add some glue and get it to stick again?
     
  7. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    You would run the risk of damaging the assembly if it uses a different securing mechanism, other than glue or press-fit assemblies.
     

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