The April 2014 update of the 11" MacBook Air packs refreshed dual-core i5 and i7 Haswell processors and slightly increased battery performance.

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Blown resistor capacitor on the motherboard

Hi. I have a 11" Macbook Air and one of it's motherboard resistors had blow up.

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What exact model is your MBA? Give us the last 4 digits of your serial number so we can properly identify your hardware.


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Where I can get that capacitor from?


I'd check with places like or Of course there are plenty of others. Just a matter of looking around


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Check for some with a lightly higher value. You can use some that have higher values, just never lower. A Sanyo 11TJSF62MAIG would be a perfect match. Not easy to find in small quantities. You may have to scrounge on dead circuit boards etc.


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Vilson, that is C7540 which is a 62UF 11V 20% Tantalum - Polymer capacitor in a Case-B2S-1 package. You will have to of course solder the replacement back on. Biggest issue here is why it got damage. usually caused by a short circuit, so you will have to determine the cause of it.

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