Tape for Aluminum casing

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  1. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

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    HI guys, So a screw on the end of my computer came out and the holder broke so I can't re screw it in. Is there a tape I can place on it that is pretty invisible so you can't see the texture and on the tape I'll stick the screw on it so it looks intact
     
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  3. pullfocus macrumors 6502a

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    I concur.

    Hey, it worked for MacGyver.
     
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  6. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you put some random sticker of something you like?
     
  7. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    How about some Crazy Glue!! or if you want make it permanent, araldite epoxy resin, put it on the inside, hold the screw in-place. It's pretty much invisible, holds things in place without too much work and other's won't know unless you tell them ;)
     
  8. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Is that from the 60's? The more common version is JB Weld. QuikSteel is much better though. You can actually drill and tap quiksteel.


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  9. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Dude, this is England mate, so probably 1930's ;)
     
  10. GeekOFComedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's all good but what if it needs to be serviced and the case needs to be opened. Also remember that the case is open so we want it closed

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    As you can see from the pic I just taped the screw in but the case is still open
     
  11. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    OK, if you're really worried, you can always buy a replacement topcase from one of the many sites who offer parts, usually taken from MBP's they've broken down for parts. Sites like offer them but bewared mate, they ain't cheap and if you buy the wrong one, it won't fit.

    ifixit.com
    powerbookmedic.com
    pbparts.com
    or search ebay

    After you've gotten the new replacement topcase you have to transplant the trackpad, keyboard and it's wiring to the new case.. not for the light hearted... especially if you're not sure what your doing.
     

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