Introduction

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

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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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