replace yellow tape inside laptop with..?

Hi!

For a shameful reason I teared down my computer, cleaned it with destiled water from coffee and now i see that some of the yellow tape, which i guess protected important electronical parts, isn't sticky enough any more.

for example that one that holds the keyboard-&-trackpad-connector on its place.

my question: can i replace it with normal office tape or does it have to be especially heat resistant?

thanks!!!

Jakob

ps: did you know that apple technicians work amazingly imprecise? i saw some scary scratches and broken parts inside that can only be caused by quick and rough working.

I know, i am the one who poured coffee over it, but still my discovery shoked me.

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DO NOT USE SCOTCH TAPE. Go to Radio Shack and get some thin electrical tape.

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here's some electrical Scotch tape http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en...

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allright :) I won't use scotch tape. thanks!

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I have a great Kapton Tape provider out of China... takes about 10 days to get to you, but excellent pricing and excellent quality.

$8.50 (no shipping $$)

15mm X 100ft

ebay user: e-best_trade

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- vote for advertising your sales, but I might buy some from you.

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Hey Mayer - It's been awhile. Hope you're well.

However, regarding my post, you misunderstand. That wasn't a plug/ advertisement for anything related to me... so please remove the (-1)

:) My comment was simple attempt to assist interested parties to ONE possible lead for inexpensive Kapton tape supplies. I have ordered from them, and had a good experience. That's all

My comments weren't in any way promoting me (or business for me) in any way... lol. I am just one of many CLIENT(s) of theirs. Check them out on ebay if you need Kapton. It's just a helpful suggestion...

Jason

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OK, thought that was your ebay selling name.

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Serious techs use the kaplon tape to fix cables and components on electronic boards.

http://www.uline.com/BL_6407/Kapton-Tape...

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I'm not sure if I'm a serious tech, because I used a bread knife instead of a screwdriver.. (worked perfectly by the way). but maybe I can feel like one when I use kaplon tape ;-) thx for your tip

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I said "serious" because of the kaplon tape price LOL. Not cheap...

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kapton tape doesnt have static...is extremely heat resistant and doesn't conduct electricity ... for those reasons pc people in vest in it over other tapes for use inside a hot , and electrcly sensitive PC

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