rubber bottom warped and falling off

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sleepykidd, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. sleepykidd macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2010
    I've got a Macbook 6,1 (late 2009 if I remember correctly) and the rubber bottom has been warping. At first it was just by the track pad, the bottom was a little bit extended but now it won't even fit on the laptop any more. Since the problem started I bought an M-cover to put over it but now that no longer fits on the bottom plate. What's going on here and what can I do? My warranty just expired this month and I hear that apple doesn't deal with cosmetic issues but I don't really want to carry my Macbook around without the bottom of it.

    Any help guys? Thanks.
  2. blackburn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    It's a common issue, just do a search here. It happened to me and apple replaced it for free. About your warranty you could still try since it's a common defect.
  3. sleepykidd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2010
    Ok so at this point I just decided to take the rubber part off entirely. I have a m-cover on my Macbook so the metal bottom isn't directly touching the surface, and the m-cover comes with little feet so I have traction and the back end of the bottom is elevated. I'm hoping that this helps with heat issues.
  4. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

    May 12, 2010
    Prescott, AZ
    I don't know how much this will help actually...the rubber case on bottom is actually reported by apple to dissipate heat. And so by taking that off, and leaving the m cover on, may actually cause the macbook to get warmer as the bottom won't have anything to transfer heat through. I don't know this for sure, but I have a feeling that's what will happen.
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    The rubber coming off is more than a cosmetic issue. It's a functional issue as well. While I can't guarantee it, I'm willing to bet that Apple will help you out here.
  6. Changen macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Bought mine in feb of 2010. have had my bottom plate replaced three times. The last time I had it replaced it was out of warranty by a week the first genius I saw wanted to charge me $180 I think off the the top of my head so I held off tried again two days later and explained my problem to a different genius and he had it done free of charge. Mine always started to bubble right below the cd drive.

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