Preliminary Step

Before you begin, check the foot location that needs replacement and verify that the case plug is attached. Also verify that the case plug, and the case foot in the kit, match the pictures below.

Plug Area on Bottom Case

Matching Foot


Missing case plug

Not available for replacement

Replace the bottom case, or send to Apple Repair Center.

Case plug

Case foot r

Continue with the procedure, matching the foot to the plug on the bottom case.

Warning: The glue used in this procedure can bond instantly to skin. Do not touch the glue. In the event of contact, review the safety instructions at the end of this document. For additional information, refer to the glue manufacturer:

Elmer's Products, Inc. Columbus, OH. 43215-3799

  1. Place the computer upside down on a clean, lint-free cloth or other nonabrasive surface.
  2. Select a foot from the kit. Verify that the case plug and case foot match (refer to the images shown in the table). Do not use a foot that does not match.
  3. Make sure the plug area on the bottom case is clean. If any portion of the soft rubber foot remains, remove it so that only the hard plastic plug is visible.

Important: When positioning the foot, make sure the indents and bumps of the rubber foot match up and fit into the corresponding indents and bumps in the plug. This ensures a balanced and level fitting. (Note: The picture below may be a different foot than on the computer, and is for illustration only.)

4. Warning: GLUE IS AN EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. BONDS SKIN INSTANTLY. Do not touch the glue at any time. Before opening the glue, review the safety instructions at the end of this document.

Important: The glue tube included in the kit is sealed until first use. Do not break the seal until you are ready to use the glue. To break the seal, hold the tube upright and away from you. Place the hollow nozzle cap on the tube and tighten it all the way down. The tube is then ready to dispense the glue through the nozzle cap.

  1. Apply one drop of glue to the plug on the bottom case. Do not spread the glue.
  2. Using tweezers or needlenose pliers, carefully position the new foot so its textured surface fits into the inner ring of the plug.
  3. Using the end of the tweezers or pliers—not your finger—lightly press and hold the foot in place for 30 seconds.
  1. Before turning over the computer, allow the glue to set for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Discard the tube of glue.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: GLUE IS AN EYE AND SKIN IRRITANT. BONDS SKIN INSTANTLY. Contains ethyl cyanoacrylate. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If eye or mouth contact occurs, hold eyelid or mouth open and rinse thoroughly but gently with water only for 15 minutes and GET MEDICAL ATTENTION. Liquid glue will sting eye temporarily. Solidified glue may irritate eye like a grain of sand and should be treated by an eye doctor. If skin bonding occurs, soak in acetone-based nail polish remover or warm soapy water and carefully peel or roll skin apart (do not pull). Contact through clothing may cause skin burn. If spilled on clothing, flush with cold water. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors. Use with adequate ventilation. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

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