A1278 What is the black sticky pad under the RAM slots for?
As of late, my macbook pro 13" 2012 has been smelling really weird after a few minutes of use, several people have described it as chemical, "glue", or burning but I honestly think it smells like B.O.
I disassembled all the machine for a thorough cleaning and couldn't find anything overtly smelly, but I finally narrowed it down to the black adhesive pad under the RAM slots I think It's some sort of thermal pad but I'm not sure. Is it indeed a thermal pad, or just a spacer ??? Would there be any downside to removing it?? The smell is embarassing enough and this is my work computer!!.. :|
If i have to replace it, does does any one know what is the name of the part and where i could get a new one to replace the smelly one? I've searched ebay for a long time and i can't seem to find it but then again I don't know what to search for.
I took a picture and circled the "sticker" i'm talking about but since I can't attach the picture to this post I'm putting an imgur link
appreciate the help! thanks!
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