Introduction

Reclaim your singular source of internet connectivity by replacing your broken AirPort/Bluetooth board.

  1. Unplug your MacBook Air and power it off before you proceed.
    • Unplug your MacBook Air and power it off before you proceed.

    • Remove ten Phillips screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Air:

      • Six 2.8 mm screws

      • Two 3.8 mm screws

      • Two 5.4 mm screws

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  2. Slightly lift the lower case near the vents and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.
    • Slightly lift the lower case near the vents and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.

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    • Disconnect the battery connector by pulling it straight out of its socket.

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    • Remove the following nine screws securing the battery to the Air:

      • Four 2.9 mm Phillips.

      • Four 3.8 mm Phillips.

      • One 7.2 mm Phillips.

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    • Lift the battery out of the Air.

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    • Remove the two following screws securing the AirPort/Bluetooth board bracket to the upper case:

      • One 4.7 mm Phillips.

      • One 3.9 mm Phillips.

    • Lift the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket out of the upper case.

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    • Using a spudger, pry the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable connector straight up off the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

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    • Use a spudger to pry the three antenna cables up off the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

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    • Remove the single 3.2 mm Phillips screw from the upper right corner of the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

    • Lift the AirPort/Bluetooth board out of the upper case.

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Conclusion

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

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