4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2008 2:16 PM by dankron
ianfoto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've had my new macbook for just 3 days and i've already managed to lose one of the rubber feet. I've babied this thing so it's crazy how easily they can come off. Is there a place I can get a replacement online?

imac 24" 3.06ghz, macbook 13 inch aluminum 2.4ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • 1. Re: Missing the rubber feet on my macbook, where to get replacement?
    Sunny's mommy Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)
    You can get them from the Apple store. I know the geniuses definitely have them, or they used to. Don't know about the people actually working on the floor.
  • 2. Re: Missing the rubber feet on my macbook, where to get replacement?
    MacSinceEightySix Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Sunny's mommy wrote:
    You can get them from the Apple store. I know the geniuses definitely have them, or they used to. Don't know about the people actually working on the floor.


    For the new model with the wide black feet? Already?

    I take it you now have a paper-punch-sized hole where the foot was, correct?

    What I might do while we wait for replacement MB AL feet to become widely available (in any case), is get some Avery removable colored dots to cover up the hole(s). If at all possible, if the missing foot is from the screwed-on case rather than the access panel, I'd move a remaining foot from the removable panel to the case. The feet look as if they can be pushed out from inside.

    I'm not sure how they are installed on the MB AL case, but it'd seem you got a poorly glued one.

    So far we're fine. If enough people report foot loss here's hoping Apple'l put up a tech note about it.

    It's conceiveable that your foot failed so early because the MB was exposed to an unusual temperature/humidity environment, or an out-of-spec glue job slipped through QA.

    Every one of these new MB's & MB Pros are warrantied till at least October of the coming year, so it shouldn't cost you anything if there are enough instances of foot loss reported.

    ''86
  • 3. Re: Missing the rubber feet on my macbook, where to get replacement?
    Sunny's mommy Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)
    They don't have the rubber feet? I know they used to carry them because my daughter has an iBook and I used to just ask the geniuses for them whenever one fell out.
  • 4. Re: Missing the rubber feet on my macbook, where to get replacement?
    dankron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    well apparently they don't have them, at least here in australia. i rang the apple tech shop here on the gold coast and the guy couldn't even find the part number to order. So i rang back apple again and they said i had to replace the entire bottom of my computer as they don't carry spares for it.

    on apple store in syd as you can see the guy wasn't really helpful on the phone also...

    maybe in US it's possible to get them on a apple store but i'm guessing here it isn't.

    cheers,
    dan