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Removing dbrand skin from Macbook, especially the trackpad

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Hello All,

 

New to this forum. I know this question has been asked many times before but I didn't seem to find a proper answer to this.

 

Has anybody ever tried removing a dbrand from Macbook's trackpad. I have a Late 2016 Macbook pro 15". I applied carbon fiber skin to all the 3 locations. Top, bottom and Trackpad. Now I want to remove the skin and replace it with a new one.

 

Has anybody did this before. I am kinda afraid to remove the skin, especially from the trackpad (as skin sits a bit flush with the body due to the slight depth of the trackpad) as I don't want to scratch something while using a sharp blade etc.

 

Cheers.

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I haven’t ever put a skin on my trackpad, but I had one on the lid and bottom. I would reccomend using a little warm air to softer the adthesive, not too hot though, I’m thinking hair dryer on low setting. Then pick off the edge with either your nails or a guitar pick (iFixit kit FTW). No metal tools, not too much heat and I think you’ll be fine.

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you can use a heat gun/hair dryer ON LOW! to loosen the adhesive and then use a fingernail to peel it off. it's just a big sticker after all


Judge the product by it's own merits, not by the Company that created it.

 

 

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15 hours ago, mrchow19910319 said:
  • After adding skin: windows laptop trackpad.

LEL Windows precision is pretty decent now. Especially if it's glass.


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(Retired) Alienware 15 R3: i7-6820HK, GTX1070, 16gb, 512 SSD + 1tb HDD, 1080p

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4 hours ago, Pendragon said:

LEL Windows precision is pretty decent now. Especially if it's glass.

ANY MY LINUX DESKTOP RUNS JUST FINE. 

 

later going to all kinds of forums just to find a fucking video card driver.....

 

/s


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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10 hours ago, mrchow19910319 said:

MY LINUX DESKTOP RUNS JUST FINE

lel, i would really like to get into linux, but no time ):

 

10 hours ago, mrchow19910319 said:

later going to all kinds of forums just to find a fucking video card driver.....

 

this random guy at work uses multi monitors on linux but gave up and switched to macos because every update would break his setup LOL. 


Laptop Main

(Retired) Zbook 15: i7-6820HQ, M2000M, 32gb, 512gb SSD + 2tb HDD, 4k Dreamcolor

(Retired) Alienware 15 R3: i7-6820HK, GTX1070, 16gb, 512 SSD + 1tb HDD, 1080p

(Retired) T560: i7-6600U, HD520, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1620p

(Retired) P650RS: i7-6820HK, 1070, 16gb, 512gb + 1tb HDD, 4k Samsung PLS

(Retired) MBP 2012 Retina: i7-3820QM, GT650M, 16gb, 512gb SSD, 1800p

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5 hours ago, Pendragon said:

lel, i would really like to get into linux, but no time ):

 

this random guy at work uses multi monitors on linux but gave up and switched to macos because every update would break his setup LOL. 

yeah.. dont get me wrong, I think that linux is great, but ONLY if you got a really stable system.

macOS high sierra broke this thumb of rule. buggy new OS is always not appreciated than good old stable OS. I think there are millions of people using linux as their daily driver and they dont have any problems with it. but if you always have to worry about "OS update" or new bugs coming out or my system is too new (my ryzen 3 1200 cant get ubuntu posted) then fuck it. 

 

go to youtube and search "linux sucks" it is a fun series, a dude coming on to stage and listing out all the good and the bad about linux. he does it for a lot of years. And you know what, those issues that were there 5 years ago, are still there today. why? because linux is a community that no one is getting paid. 

 

I think if someone is really into PCs they should at least have one linux system and learns the ins and outs about linux. it is useful in general. but only if you got it work 100% of the time and not letting it hinder your productivity. 


If it is not broken, let's fix till it is. 

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