Where to Buy MacBook Pro Anti-Static Orange Tape?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sgt*pepper, May 16, 2009.

  1. sgt*pepper macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2009
    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.

  2. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2008
    here or here(US)
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Are you trying to salvage your warranty? I wish you the best of luck
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
  5. sgt*pepper thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2009
    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


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    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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