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The March 2015 update of Apple's 11" MacBook Air features fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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Where to get high-temperature foam?

I replaced the battery on a Macbook Air, and the battery connector keeps coming loose. I think that the best solution would be to tape a piece of foam on top of the connector, so that when the Macbook is reassembled the connector is pressed into place by the bottom cover. I am worried about the temperature, so I am reluctant to put on just any piece of foam. Does anyone know where to get high-temperature foam, especially pieces that have adhesive backing?

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Just use a piece of Kapton (Polyimide tape ) tape on it

Polyimide Tape

Kapton is a polyimide film developed by DuPont in the late 1960s that remains stable across a wide range of temperatures, from −269 to +400 °C. Kapton is used in, among other things, flexible printed circuits and thermal blankets used on spacecraft, satellites, and various space instruments.

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Thank you for the suggestion. I have ordered that and plan to use it. Maybe that is all that I really need. However, I was hoping to get, in addition to that, some foam to provide additional hold-down or press-down force. I know it must exist, because there are pieces of foam inside of the Macbook, on SSD drives, etc. If you or anyone else can suggest a high-temperature foam product I would be grateful.


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