MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 I/O Board Cable Replacement
Replace a broken I/O board ribbon cable on your MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a damaged I/O board ribbon cable.
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In this step you will disconnect the battery to help avoid shorting out any components during service.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both short sides of the battery connector upward to disconnect it from its socket on the logic board.
Bend the battery cable slightly away from the logic board so the connector will not accidentally contact its socket.
The following connector has an especially deep socket. Use care when disconnecting it.
While gently pulling the I/O board cable upward near its connection to the logic board, use the tip of a spudger to pry upward on alternating sides of the connector to help "walk" it out of its socket.
Remove the I/O board cable.
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