Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Six 2.8 mm Phillips screws.
  • Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the Air:

    • Six 2.8 mm Phillips screws.

    • Two 3.8 mm Phillips screws.

    • Two 5.4 mm Phillips screws.

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  • 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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Image 1/1: Four 2.9 mm Phillips.
  • 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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Image 1/2: One 4.7 mm Phillips. Image 2/2: One 3.9 mm Phillips.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Lift the AirPort/Bluetooth board out of the upper case. Image 2/2: Lift the AirPort/Bluetooth board out of the upper case.
  • 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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