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As many of you know if you ever replace a screen on your laptop there's some little rubber pads that generally cover those screws and sometimes they either get lost ...
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    Linux Enthusiast TNFrank's Avatar
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    Trick for making rubber pads for laptop covers.


    As many of you know if you ever replace a screen on your laptop there's some little rubber pads that generally cover those screws and sometimes they either get lost or tore up in the process of removing them to get to the screws.
    A neat little trick to make new ones is to get a thin sheet of rubber, say a 1/16" to an 1/8" thick and then use a sharpened rifle cartridge case to "cookie cut" them out with. I had a Lee case chamfering tool that I used to put an outside edge on a 6mm Remington case(.243") that was the perfect size for pads for my Dell Inspiron 1521. Then just put them on some double sided tape and trim the tape around the rubber, use a sharpie permanent marker to blacken the edges of the double sided tape, peal off the back side and stick em' into the hole over the screw and Bingo, you've got the little rubber spots back.
    Anyway, just thought I'd share for those DYI kind of guys like I am.

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    Maybe not related but it remainded me the story of a trailer park manager that used a .38 to shot holes into the RVs for phone a cable tv wiring. For pipes he used .45

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    I've normally never had the money to buy the proper stuff to fix things so I've always had to rely on my ingenuity to come up with a way to get the job done. Just glad I can improvise, adapt and overcome,LOL.

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