Introduction

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

Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
  • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

    • Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.

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Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.
  • Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.

  • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

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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.

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  • Wipe the foot pad with an alcohol prep pad to remove any residue left by the cleaner.

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  • 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.

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  • Press the new foot down firmly with your finger and maintain pressure for 30 seconds to set the pressure sensitive adhesive.

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

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Conclusion

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

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