Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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Any tricks for replacing black pads on laptop case?

A couple of those pesky round, black pads (feet?) have fallen out of the bottom my MacBook case, and I've attempted to re-install them to no avail. Anyone have any magic for getting them to stay in their holes?

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I honestly did not expect 'DIY' to appear anywhere on that website. Thanks very much!


The 'DIY repair kit' is supposed to be available on the apple website (according to a rep); however, the part# doesn't seem to be available online in NZ. No idea about availability on the 'official' websites for other countries, but I did find compatible adhesive feet (as opposed to the original plastic ones) on powerbookmedic.com for $9 US (about half of what apple charges). If you're picky about getting plastic replacement feet and the 'right' glue, though, apple will happily take your cc info over the phone.


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Is this what you are looking for the feet in this picture? Bottom case.

If it is here is an Apple TN MacBook Pro: Bottom case foot replacement DIY instructions. It will give you the part numbers to get replacement feet and how to do the job.

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Lower Case Image


MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Lower Case


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