Replacing the black nubs beneath a MacBook Pro?

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One of the black nubs on which the MacBook sits (there are four of them beneath the computer) has fallen off. Now the metal is getting scratched down, and I want to replace it, but Mac says that 1) it isn't covered by my warranty (!), and 2) they can't sell me the little nub, I have to pay over $180 to get the entire bottom section replaced.

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Pretty shameless. Is there any way around this? Can I order the part somewhere else and do it myself?
 

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I would give eBay a look and see if you can pick up the feet there or perhaps the entire bottom case. You can always cannibalize the feet off a used case.
 
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I have sen them on amazon before. Either that or you can find them on eBay.
 

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One of the black nubs on which the MacBook sits (there are four of them beneath the computer) has fallen off. Now the metal is getting scratched down, and I want to replace it, but Mac says that 1) it isn't covered by my warranty (!), and 2) they can't sell me the little nub, I have to pay over $180 to get the entire bottom section replaced.

You could also just pull the other three feet off...and replace all four with some sort of self-adhesive rubber feet that you can find at a craft store or home improvement store like Lowe's or Home Depot.

This would most likely only cost you like $5.00 to $10.00 bucks (or less).:)

- Nick
 
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I have the same problem. The craft store option doesn't sound bad. I might do that. I saw some on ebay for mine (pre unibody) as well. Not sure if the sell them for the unibody online.
 
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yea, i'd just buy some rubber and cut it around the same size and thickness and just glue it on
no one looks under the laptop anyways so no shame doing a dyi
better ugly than broken in my opinion :)
 
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or u can buy a case, it clips on and im sure the missing little rubber wouldnt effect the case hanging on
 
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