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Have your MacBook Pro feet seen better days? Use this guide to give your early 2013 MacBook Pro a fresh set of feet.

    • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

    • Eight 3.0 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your device.

    If don’t have one of those neat project mats, then you can use small pieces of flattened blu-tack to hold the screws. If you arrange them in the shape of your mac book cover, and put the screws down methodically, you can get a one-to-one mapping of the screws to the correct screw holes.

    Toby Thurston - Replica

    Or you can use an ice tray where you put the screws and the parts in separate bays in the same order as they come in the instructions.

    timofej.se -

    The colors of the circles marking the locations of the screws are reversed.

    Homer Hegedus - Replica

    On my model A1425 these were all 1.2mm P5 screws. They all looked the same to me.

    bigfish333 - Replica

    This is great! I used a small magnetic white board, and wrote on it to identify the parts as I went. This whole process, from the fast shipment to the great instructions to the complete, high quality, tool kit has been great. I’m typing this comment on my resurrected laptop. Thank you! Sue

    Susan Greer - Replica

  1. Wedge your fingers between the upper case and the lower case.
    • Wedge your fingers between the upper case and the lower case.

    • Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

  2. The lower case is connected to the upper case at the center, with two plastic clips. During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips. During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.
    • The lower case is connected to the upper case at the center, with two plastic clips.

    • During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.

    Please put an arrow on the picture of the bottom to show where the clips are. NOT clear. The black gizmos in the middle??

    Robert - Replica

  3. Peel away any stickers from the backside of the rear case covering the feet you have chosen to replace. Any stickers you remove will most likely be unsalvageable for re-use. That's okay! Your MacBook does not need them to function.
    • Peel away any stickers from the backside of the rear case covering the feet you have chosen to replace.

    • Any stickers you remove will most likely be unsalvageable for re-use. That's okay! Your MacBook does not need them to function.

    If you take an exact knife or similar and trace out a section around the feet, you can leave the rest of the sticker in tact. I found it easier to remove a small section of the sticker as it was fairly well adhered.

    Stephen Chan - Replica

    @Stephan Chan - Your suggestion was perfect. Cutting away the small section of sticker where the feet go is definitely the way to do it.

    seattlehudson -

    I agree with you @gusto5 (Stephen Chan) - cutting out a small circle in the sticker with a craft knife is much easier. Just to be on the safe side, since it did expose a little of the aluminum of the case, after I’d stuck the replacement foot and held it in place for 30 seconds, I put a small piece of Scotch tape over the hole I’d cut in the sticker on the back.

    Owen Edwards - Replica

  4. Remove any broken or damaged feet. If the foot you are replacing is still intact, you can use your tweezers  push it out from the inside.
    • Remove any broken or damaged feet.

    • If the foot you are replacing is still intact, you can use your tweezers push it out from the inside.

    • If the old foot is difficult to remove, use a hair dryer or a heat gun to apply some heat to the area and loosen the adhesive.

    There are large black stickers in the way of removing this little piece on my A1502 Early 2015 MBP. How do we proceed from here?

    Jason Protzman - Replica

    Hey Jason! You can remove those stickers entirely, or just peel them back enough to remove the foot and then cut away the peeled part of the sticker.

    Taylor Dixon -

    Is the larger feet shown in picture 1 of this section for the MacBook Pro. I am assuming the second picture refers to the Retina MacBook Pro?

    Khushal Varsani - Replica

    All the pictures and text in this guide refer to the Retina MacBook Pro! The The Unibody MacBook Pro has its own feet replacement guide.

    Taylor Dixon -

    I think what Khushal meant was that picture 1 doesn’t represent the lower case foot hole of the Retina model, the hole left after the removal of the foot is too big. While the 2nd picture seems indeed accurate.

    fbianchife -

  5. Scrub the foot cavity with adhesive remover to remove any remaining adhesive.
    • Scrub the foot cavity with adhesive remover to remove any remaining adhesive.

    The adhesive is on both sides of a clear plastic sheet that sits in the foot cavity. It is easily missed but appears shiny when holding the case up to light after removing the rubber foot. If you look at the image in Step 9 below you can also see the sheet on the case side of the rubber foot (note this is not the same thing as the plastic sheet that the feet are attached to, this one is very thin and has adhesive on both sides). I applied adhesive remover twice and let it sit for a few minutes to dissolve the adhesive under the pad, then scrubbed with a bit of pressure to get that clear sheet removed from the foot cavity, but am glad I did.

    James - Replica

    For me, the adhesive remover was not strong enough, but I was able to apply acetone nail polish remover to remove the remaining adhesive before wiping it down with alcohol.

    Joseph Wilk - Replica

    Thank you so much, James, for mentioning the clear adhesive! I would’ve completely missed it had I not seen your comment!!

    Tina Nakai - Replica

  6. Wipe the foot cavity with an isopropyl alcohol prep pad to remove any cleaner residue and prep the area for the adhesive on the new foot.
    • Wipe the foot cavity with an isopropyl alcohol prep pad to remove any cleaner residue and prep the area for the adhesive on the new foot.

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

    • The adhesive is fairly strong—make sure that you are peeling the foot up, not tearing the plastic backing.

  8. Align the new foot inside the cavity. 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 cavity.

    • 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 case. The alignment nub should be slightly visible through the alignment hole.

  9. Press the new foot into place firmly with your finger, then apply pressure by pinching the foot from either side of the case with your finger and your thumb. Maintain pressure for 30 seconds to set the pressure-sensitive adhesive.
    • Press the new foot into place firmly with your finger, then apply pressure by pinching the foot from either side of the case with your finger and your thumb.

    • Maintain pressure for 30 seconds to set the pressure-sensitive adhesive.

    • Repeat the last seven steps for any remaining broken or worn feet.

Conclusione

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

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Great kit for replacing the feet on a MacBook. Had a foot fall off my 6 year old MacBook Pro and this kit fit exactly!

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