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MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 Battery Replacement

What you need

  1. MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 Battery Replacement, Lower Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver Retina MacBook Pro and Air
    • Before proceeding, power down your MacBook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to remove ten screws securing the lower case, of the following lengths:

    • Two 9 mm screws

    • Eight 2.6 mm screws

  2. MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 Battery Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  3. MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 Battery Replacement, Battery Connector: step 3, image 1 of 2 MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 Battery Replacement, Battery Connector: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • To ensure that everything is de-energized and won't turn on while you're working, it is recommended that you disconnect the battery.

    • Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it parallel to the board toward the front edge of the Air.

    • Do not lift upward on the connector as you disconnect it or you risk damage to the connector socket.

  4. MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 Battery Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following five screws securing the battery to the upper case:

    • Three 6.9 mm T5 Torx screws

    • Two 3.0 mm T5 Torx screws

  5. MacBook Air 13" Early 2017 Battery Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • When handling the battery, avoid squeezing or touching the four exposed lithium polymer cells.

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

    • Your replacement battery may arrive with a plastic film lightly adhered to the top surface. Remove this film when you install the battery. However, if the film is glued on and is difficult to remove, you should leave the film in place.

    • If you're installing a new battery, you should calibrate it after installation:

    • Charge it to 100%, and then keep charging it for at least 2 more hours. Then, unplug and use it normally to drain the battery. When you see the low battery warning, save your work, and keep your laptop on until it goes to sleep due to low battery. Wait at least 5 hours, then charge your laptop uninterrupted to 100%.

    • If you notice any unusual behavior or problems after installing your new battery, you may need to reset your MacBook's SMC.


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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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Adam O'Camb

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Es empfiehlt sich nicht, den alten Akku ganz leerlaufen zu lassen, weil das Macbook dann in den Ruhezustand geht und sich nach dem Austausch automatisch wieder einschaltet. Lieber kurz vor dem kompletten Leerlaufen ausschalten.

Michael - Reply

how do I find out if my macbook air is early 2017 or late 2017? I want to make sure I buy the right battery replacement.

jackcates - Reply

If you go here you can enter your serial number and then it will tell you

Tobias kjeldsen -

Vá na maçã, click em "Sobre este Mac", vá na aba "Recursos", vá embaixo em "Recursos do Mac" - Especificações.

Vai abrir uma pagina na internet com as especificações do seu Mac.

Esses passos é para o mac 2015, talvez não seja do seu mac, mas poderia tentar.

Hawelligton Figueiredo -

Thank you. All the website says is “MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)”. Same information as the about this mac. Is there a different battery for early and late 2017 macbook airs?

jackcates - Reply

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