fixed : MacBook foot-pad has come loose

Question :

Just the other day, one of the black feet of my Uni-body MacBook Pro’s bottom case has come fallen off.

What is the proper way to place it back ?


Answer :

Apple has posted the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) guide on it’s website, you can find it here :

MacBook Pro: Bottom case foot replacement DIY instructions

The only thing is, in order to do so, you need to still have both feet-elements (upper part & lower part) in good order. So if one part is either broken or missing, your will need replacement feet first.

Apple used to have a “bottom case foot replacement DIY kit” available, but a lot of customer feedback on the internet seems to indicate that they no longer supply these to the ‘normal’ consumer…

Online, you can find replacement feet from various brands like Eathtek, Meco, Mato and Ittecc. Whether these are exactly identical to the real Apple ones remains unclear however… :

MacBook Pro bottom case replacement feet (

MacBook Pro bottom case replacement feet (

MacBook Pro bottom case replacement feet (

Please have a good look into which ones seem to come closest to the original feet before buying.

Regarding the Loctite glue, it seems like you could use any other brand (like Pattex), just make sure it’s “finger glue” a.k.a. “one second glue”. Just make sure that you let the glue dry long enough for first fixation (pressing 1 minute) and long fixation (letting dry 60 minutes) before closing the MacBook housing back together.

Then follow the DIY-instructions from the Apple website mentioned above.

That’s it.

Enjoy !


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