Introduction

Use this guide to replace a blown-out right speaker.

  • Before proceeding, close your computer 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.

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

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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.
  • 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.

  • Do not lift upward on the connector as you disconnect it.

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

    • Three 6.3 mm T5 Torx screws

    • Two 2.4 mm T5 Torx screws

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

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Remove the single 2.7 mm T5 Torx screw securing the right speaker to the upper case.
  • Remove the single 2.7 mm T5 Torx screw securing the right speaker to the upper case.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right speaker connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right speaker connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.

  • Pry up from beneath the wires.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right speaker off the adhesive securing it to the upper case. Remove the right speaker from the upper case.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right speaker off the adhesive securing it to the upper case.

  • Remove the right speaker from the upper case.

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Conclusion

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

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