Introduction: Simple Repairs for Your Laptop With Sugru
My laptop has been falling apart ever since my dell warranty ended so I thought it was finally time to fix it up.
In this instructable I'll show you how to add lil rubber feet and add strength to a laptop power cord hats falling apart.
As always I made this for a contest since sugru was nice enough to send this stuff out to me (THANK YOU) also if your viewing this from the gorillia glue prodject, read the rules befor you yell at me and same thing for the office contest.
Step 1: What You'll Need
#1 you'll need a small hack pack of sugru (any colo)
#2 something flat to help shape the sugru
#3 a q-tip and rubbing alcohol to clean the surface before you attach the sugru
and most of all you'll need a laptop with either a cord falling apart or one missing the rubber feet
Step 2: The Missing Rubber Feet Prep Work
Every ones had this issue at one time or another and its very easy to fix.
The main area's you can do this to, the bottom rubber feet, the top rubber around the screen bezel and also on the batter (if yours has rubber feet like mine).
Dip your q-tip in rubbing alcohol and try to scrub off any residue that may be left from the old rubber foot, now wipe it off with a paper towel and make sure its clean.
Step 3: The Missing Rubber Feet Finish
Now get your desired amount of sugru and slowly build up till you have what you need and apply it to your laptop. Now start to shape the sugru so its at the right height shape and it looks good. Put the laptop on its back and let it sit over night to let the sugru dry and cure, when you wake up the next morning give it a test drive.
Step 4: The Falling Apart Power Cord Prep Work
my power cord was separating right where the blue light met the rest of the cord (the dell power cords do this allot.)
now just like step #2 you need to dip your q-tip in rubbing alcohol and just clean off the surface, wipe it off with a paper towel and make sure its dry.
Step 5: The Falling Apart Power Cord Finish
now get your desired amount of sugru and wrap the trouble area till you are satisfied. now start to shape the sugru so its at the right height shape and it looks good (unlike mine) let it sit over night to let the sugru dry and cure, then make sure the cord has held up and ever things how it should be.
Step 6: YOUR DONE
Hopefully this Instructable has helped you hack your laptop better with Sugru.
If you find any other hacks / repairs let me know so i can add them to this Instructable.
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