How to Install Your MacBook Case and Decal
How to Install & Remove your MacBook Case:
- Make sure your MacBook is laid on a soft cloth preferably on the floor or a carpet to prevent it from sliding or falling.
- Open the MacBook top cover and be careful not to scratch the screen. Now reach in the top corners of the MacBook screen and pull the hooks away from the corner one at a time.
- You might want to use a piece of stiff cardboard / credit card instead of your fingernails. Just be careful not to scratch your MacBook or break your MacBook plastic case. The case should slide off easily
- Repeat the same for the bottom cover of the MacBook. Remember to remove the hooks one at the time.
Laptop Decal Application
See the step-by-step macbook decal application instruction here to make sure you got your beautiful decal on perfectly.
Please note: There is a slight difference in application between MacBook Pro (non-Retina) and MacBook Air or Pro Retina. Please read these instructions completely before beginning the application process
Step 1: Clean and dry the surface of your MacBook.
Step 2: Choose a burnishing tool. A credit card, gift card, or dull plastic loyalty card will work well.
Step 3: Place your MacBook on a flat surface in front of you -- with the opening facing you and the laptop completely closed.
Step 4: Very slowly peel the backing away from two corners along one of the longer edges of the decal.
Step 5: While holding the decal taut, line up the edge of the decal with the edge of your laptop; adhere lightly. (For MacBook Pro: Press the corner pieces in place (there are 2 pieces per corner that wrap around the rounded laptop corners), holding each corner / corner piece down for a few seconds.
If the decal corners are not in alignment with your laptop corners, carefully peel back up and reposition. When in alignment -- press down on both corners with your thumbs.
Step 6: Push a credit card across the top of the decal to smooth out air bubbles -- pushing outward. (Notice how the majority of the backing is still connected to the vinyl decal at this point)
Step 7: Continue pulling the backing away in small increments (1-2 inches), smoothing with a credit card as you go.
Step 8: When you get to the end, ensure the corners are in alignment. Starting with one corner, apply pressure with your finger to the corner / corner pieces, and carefully peel the backing completely off the decal on that side -- then continue pulling until it is completely removed. Apply pressure to the opposite corner to secure the decal completely.
Step 9: If one or more corners/edges is not completely secure, apply low heat from a hair dryer held at least 5 inches away for no more than 3 seconds per corner.
Step 10: Open your MacBook and watch it GLOW!
If you accidentally applied + burnished the decal with a credit card and it is sitting slightly crooked, do not peel it back. It may stretch or tear if already securely fastened to your laptop. Instead, use nail clippers or a small scissors to trim the material hanging off the edge.
When you’re ready to remove your decal permanently, there may be a small bit of adhesive left behind if it’s been secured for several months. Just wipe with a damp cloth in a circular motion (or rub it with your finger) and the adhesive will come right off.