Stupid Mistake: Battery Tab

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bc008, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    Well, when I was trying to take out the battery, I accidentally hit the latch back down, and I ripped out the little plastic tab. Does anyone know any high quality glue or something so I can get it back in? I just slid it back in and it seems the heat of the machine has made it already somewhat stay in, but I'm sure it will probably come out again later.. Thanks!
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    I did the same thing right after I got the machine!! :eek::(

    I just pushed it back in and took a toothpick to press it against the battery case. A couple weeks ago I pulled the battery out by the tab, and it stayed put no issue, like it had never been ripped loose to start *whew*

    Don't use JB Weld. Don't use anything, I wouldn't trust putting any chemical on the outside of a battery case like that.
     
  3. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    I actually accidentally ripped off that little tab from my hard drive when I was taking the back case apart to clean after a spill. I have it placed back in, but it still comes right back off when I yank on it the least little bit. You can still get the battery and/or HD out without that little plastic tab, so I dont really worry about it.
     
  4. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

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    Sorry but... thats rather... er.. freaking ?!?!
    First a spill then to cure it you rip out a part?!?!:p
     
  5. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    good idea with the tooth pick.. Its actually staying in now by its own so I do think heat had something to do with it haha

    yea, it doesnt really seem needed. I got it out when the tab came off but it took a bit of coaxing ;) Is you laptop okay after the spill?
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Yup, the heat of running the computer must get the glue tacky again so it sticks.
     

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