Tape on logic board???

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  1. cameronnbee macrumors newbie

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    Today I received my MacBook Pro (mid 2009) back from the repair depot in Memphis TN. They replaced my logic board, battery, display, and the RAM. I was opening up the back cover (to upgrade my HD) when I saw that the SuperDrive, hard drive, and display cable had been taped on. Is this normal???
     
  2. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    Duct tape fixes everything! I don't think this is normal...
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    There's normally tape on the motherboard to keep the wires down. I've never opened a unibody MBP before, but on my non-unibody MBP, there's tape all over the place.
     
  4. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    ...and that tape is called "kapton" tape, and it's electrically neutral. It's clear and yellow. Duct tape, scotch tape, and masking tape are all a bad idea.
     
  5. calaverasgrande macrumors 65816

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    I see that on the older MBP, like 2009 and earlier. I havent seen it on the 2010 models. Those are all super clean inside. We like to joke that this must be what Jobs apartment looks like.
     
  6. ZebOfMac macrumors regular

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    In my 09 MBP there are a few pieces of tape, but not on the logic board itself.

    I do not think I could handle being near the guy. Just seems to much of a control freak for my free spirited self. It would be interesting though to see how he organized his life and his world map missing Japan :p
     

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