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Introduction

This is a guide describing how to replace the feet on 2009-2012 MacBook and MacBook Pros. For a full guide including lower case removal, refer to the specific MacBook model's device page.

  1. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

  4. Peel a replacement foot from the plastic backing.
    • Peel a replacement foot from the plastic backing.

  5. 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.
    • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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