Replacement Black Feet for rMBP

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  1. zaneliu macrumors 6502

    zaneliu

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    Hi guys. I could use some help with finding replacement feet for my 13" rMBP. I've been looking around and all the options that I have seen have been for older generation Pros so I was wondering if anyone knew where I could purchase ones for the retina models. This lack of feet are really bugging me OCD wise.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Raunien macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't find any replacement feet for the 13" rMBP online so it might not be replaceable. Your best bet would be to go to an apple store and see if have it in stock.
     
  3. zaneliu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it's so odd because I've seen so many older gen ones on Amazon. I have also heard Apple direct is incredibly expensive (as always haha)

    Thanks though!
     
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    One fell off of mine, and they replaced the entire bottom piece.
     
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  6. zaneliu, Feb 1, 2015
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    How much did it cost?

    Actually if you read that title you would realize those feet are for older macbook pros prior to the retina series. So sorry but I don't need your sass.
     
  7. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    whats the difference from retina feet to the older ones?
     
  8. zaneliu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Some reviews have said that they don't fit
     
  9. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    I have a case that means i have 8 retina feets, or 4 retina feet and 4 feet. :p
     
  10. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    applecare, so it was free
     
  11. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    You don't necessarily need genuine Apple feet. I used some stick-on bumpers and they fit perfectly in my MBP.
     
  12. zaneliu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I understand. I just happen to be that really perfectionist type that really wants to find the perfect fit.
     
  13. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for providing a wrong link (didnt noticed you were talking about Retina, not classic)

    After repeating my search I was really surprised that a lot of websites are selling "classic feets" but almost noone selling "retina feets"

    So far I found only this listing yet:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free...acbook-pro-retina-A1398-MC975/2028203824.html

    However, it costs $16 and seller didnt specify a quantity ( is it 14 feets for that price - 1 set -
    - or everything that you see on this picture ? )

    Still, he's online in the moment, so you may try to persuade him to sell only a few feets for a lower price,
    because you dont need so many feets
     
  14. zaneliu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for trying to help. I'm pretty iffy on sites selling directly from China as they're not always trustworthy. Plus, my mac is A1425 so it still doesn't quite match.
     
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    I am very sorry but I was not able to find a rubber feet listing which specifically mentions a A1425 model. And I doubt you would find any info about cross-compatibility of rubber feets between two different retina models: A1425 vs A1398. Although I think they are compatible (because it would be crazy if Apple has more than 2 types of feet) I could not guarantee anything :(

    In case if you are sure that they _are_ compatible, and would like to buy them:

    Aliexpress is bigger than ebay/amazon combined, and could be considered as trustworthy,
    however it appears that a seller of listing above has just 5 reviews (although positive) .
    So, here are safety notes about buying feets from there, and Ali in general, just in case you need:

    1) If seller asks you to make a payment outside Aliexpress ("drop $5 on my paypal and i'd send item to you"), or asks your credit card info, report this to Aliexpress customer service because thats a scam

    2) Unlike eBay - which has just 45 days fixed time for buyers protection - Aliexpress has a nice countdown for that, which is usually 60 days. If your item shipping takes longer than expected, you need to monitor a countdown and - when it goes below 7 days, ask a seller to increase a customer protection countdown - and, if he refuses to do so - open a dispute for refund, because if you wait until countdown expires, the money will be transferred from Aliexpress to seller... This countdown could be increased as many times as you want, until you'll fed up with slow shipping and demand a refund (and if item arrives after you got a refund, you could keep this item - consider this as a compensation for waiting :) )

    3) There are two ways of buying an amount of feets that's less than he's selling (of course, both ways require you chatting with him)

    a) he opens a new listing with a specified lower quantity of feets for less money (negotiated before) and then you buy & pay
    b) you buy this $16 listing, and in description of order you write "X rubber feets" where X is how much feets you need.
    But DONT pay for this order yet: instead, send a link of order to seller, then he reduces the $16 down to negotiated price,
    and only then you pay!
    ( Unlike eBay, at Aliexpress you don't have to pay for item after you buy it. if you don't pay, your order just would expire after 2 weeks or so)

    4) if the item arrives and its not good quality, dont click "confirmation of received item" in your order list, because that would finalize your order and money go to seller. Instead, open a dispute for refund

    ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS:

    Use another of your rubber feets as an example, and:

    1) try to find a not-that-bad replacement (as suggested by poiihy above)
    2) try to make your rubber feet by yourself, by melting rubber of a similar type, if you are skilled in that
    3) 3D scan your existing rubber feet and then 3D print a new one from rubber
    4) buy cheap feet for unibody, and then somehow adjust them to fit retina if thats possible
    5) Live with it for some time: there's a demand, and as you see a supply should be arriving soon
     

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