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Introduction

Bring an aging MacBook back to life with a new set of feet.

  1. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Feet Replacement, Lower Case: étape 1, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the following ten screws:

    • Three 14.4 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • Three 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • Four 3.5 mm shouldered Phillips #00 screws

    • When replacing the small screws, align them perpendicular to the slight curvature of the case (they don't go straight down).

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    • Use your fingers to pry the lower case away from the body of the MacBook near the vent.

    • Remove the lower case.

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    • Remove any broken or damaged feet.

    • Remove any pieces from the old foot that may have broken off in the foot hole.

    • Use tweezers to peel up and remove the old adhesive tape from the foot pad.

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    • Scrub the foot pad with adhesive remover to remove any remaining adhesive.

  5. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Feet Replacement: étape 5, image 1 de 1
    • Wipe the foot pad with an alcohol prep pad to remove any residue left by the cleaner.

  6. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Feet Replacement: étape 6, image 1 de 1
    • Peel a replacement foot from the plastic backing.

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    • Align the new foot inside the foot pad.

    • Make sure the alignment nub on the foot is lined up with the small hole near the perimeter of the pad.

    • Lay the foot down while keeping it properly aligned.

    • Check for proper alignment from the inside of the lower case. Use tweezers to slide the alignment nub so it lines up with the hole.

  8. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Feet Replacement: étape 8, image 1 de 1
    • Press the new foot down firmly with your finger and maintain pressure for 30 seconds to set the pressure sensitive adhesive. Support the other side of the cover while you press the foot down.

    • Repeat the last six steps for any broken or damaged feet.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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