Where to Buy MacBook Pro Anti-Static Orange Tape?

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  1. sgt*pepper macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I need to purchase some of the orange anti-static tape that Apple uses to cover the connections on logic boards. I recently fixed a MBP (2.4GHz SR 15") and need to find some tape for the board. I know it isn't a completely crucial component, however, I would like to make my computer look as if it were new. If anyone knows where to buy this tape, the exact tape, not another version, please post a reply or email me. Thank you.

    Pepper
     
  2. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    here or here(US)
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Are you trying to salvage your warranty? I wish you the best of luck
     
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  5. sgt*pepper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no, this computer is out of warranty. but the casing on it was bent, so i switched the internals. had to make some adjustments in the heat-sink and stuff to get it all to fit, but it runs great now. but something about the authenticity of a new mac makes me tingle inside. plus, i feel like if apple puts it in there, there's probably a reason. ergo, i want the tape. thanks for the responses.
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The tape is "Kapton" brand polyimide tape (Dupont). You can find it all over, but I purchased a roll on eBay (it was a bit cheaper).

    It's much tougher stuff than plain plastic electrician's tape and has much better anti-static properties (you can Google "Kapton" for the details). Personally, I wouldn't use that, unless it were an emergency. Plain plastic tape gets a static charge just unrolling it. They're banned in static-control environments.
     

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