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Replace the feet on the mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15".

  1. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Feet Replacement, Lower Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Three 13.5 mm (14.1 mm) Phillips screws.

    • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

    • When removing these screws, note how they come out at a slight angle. They must be reinstalled the same way.

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Feet Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

  3. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Feet Replacement, Feet: step 3, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Feet Replacement, Feet: step 3, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Feet Replacement, Feet: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  4. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Feet Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Scrub the foot pad with adhesive remover to remove any remaining adhesive.

  5. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Feet Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Wipe the foot pad with an alcohol prep pad to remove any residue left by the cleaner.

  6. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Feet Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Peel a replacement foot from the plastic backing.

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    • 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.

  8. MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Feet Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Press the new foot down firmly with your finger and maintain pressure for 30 seconds to set the pressure sensitive adhesive. Support the other side of the cover while you press the foot down.

    • Repeat the last six steps for any broken or damaged feet.

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

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