MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012 Solid-State Drive Replacement
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Replace the solid state drive in your MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012.
- Author: Optimus Goldberg
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace your Air's solid state hard drive.
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Before proceeding, power down your machine. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface top-side down.
Remove the following ten screws:
Two 9 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws
Eight 2.6 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws
The special screwdriver needed to remove the eight 5-point Pentalobe screws can be found here.
As a precaution against accidental discharge or shock, disconnect the battery connector from the logic board.
Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the Air to disconnect the battery from the logic board.
Be sure to pull the connector horizontally toward the battery, and not straight up from the Air, or you may damage the socket on the logic board.
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