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: Andrew Optimus Goldberg
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace your Air's solid state hard drive.
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Remove the following ten screws:
Two 9 mm P5 Pentalobe screws
Eight 2.6 mm P5 Pentalobe screws
The special screwdriver needed to remove the ten 5-point Pentalobe screws can be found here.
Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.
Remove the lower case and set it aside.
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.
Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the SSD to the logic board.