MacBook Air 11" Mid 2012 Battery Replacement

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Replace the battery on your Mid 2012 MacBook Air 11".

Edit Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

  • Shut down and close your computer. Lay it on a soft surface top-side down.

  • Remove the following ten screws:

    • Two 8 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws

    • Eight 2.5 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws

  • The special screwdriver needed to remove the 5-point Pentalobe screws can be found here.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.

Edit Step 3 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Battery  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the following five screws securing the battery to the upper case:

    • Two 5.2 mm T5 Torx screws

    • One 6 mm T5 Torx screw

    • Two 2.6 mm T5 Torx screws

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • When handling the battery, avoid squeezing or touching the six exposed lithium polymer cells.

  • Lift the battery from its edge nearest the logic board and remove it from the upper case.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the MacBook Air 11" Mid 2012 device page.

Required Tools

Spudger

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T5 Torx Screwdriver

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