I acquired a Late 2008 MacBook Pro. The bottom cover is a split bottom design. The battery cover is loose around the edge of the laptop. I'm guessing there was a magnetic strip holding it along the edge. It looks like there was a metal strip previously lining the edge but it is missing. The latch is only toward the inside (middle) of the laptop. Could someone confirm/explain how the edge of the cover is held in? I'm hoping I can get some magnetic tape to line the edge of the battery cover.
I'm trying to avoid spending $15-$30 on a replacement cover.
This is what the battery cover looks like.