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Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina)

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  1. Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), Remove the bottom cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), Remove the bottom cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • I am using a 2011 13" MacBook Pro. Most machines are similar, but variations may exist.

    • If possible, disconnect the battery to protect your components once the bottom is removed.

    • Remove the bottom cover of your MacBook with the guide for your specific system.

  2. Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), Removing failed feet: step 2, image 1 of 3 Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), Removing failed feet: step 2, image 2 of 3 Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), Removing failed feet: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Before removing the good feet, remove the failed feet first. These may come off without disassembly if they have fully failed.

    • After removing the damaged feet, remove the intact feet. Follow the disassembly guide for your specific Mac.

  3. Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), (Full set replacement only) Removing intact feet: step 3, image 1 of 3 Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), (Full set replacement only) Removing intact feet: step 3, image 2 of 3 Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), (Full set replacement only) Removing intact feet: step 3, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6)
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    • To remove the intact feet, score the internal plug. Once scored, remove the plug with a guitar pick.

    • After removing the inner plug, push the foot out with a spudger or screwdriver.

  4. Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), Install the new feet: step 4, image 1 of 2 Removing factory feet from a Mac Laptop (Non-Retina), Install the new feet: step 4, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Adhesive Cleanup Kit (Set of 12)
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    • If the adhesive ring remains, remove it first. Clean the chassis with denatured alcohol or adhesive cleaner.

    • After removing the old feet, install the new set onto the bottom cover.

    • Re-install the cover on the computer.

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