Introduction

Regain the function of your speakers by replacing the audio 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 1/1: One 3 mm Phillips.
  • Remove the following two screws securing the speaker assembly to the upper case.

    • One 3 mm Phillips.

    • One 5.8 mm Phillips.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the audio out connector from its socket. Image 2/2: Disconnect the audio out connector from its socket.
  • Use a spudger to lift the audio-out connector board off the adhesive that secures it to the hard drive bracket.

  • Disconnect the audio out connector from its socket.

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Image 1/2: Use a spudger to pry the speaker cable connector up off the audio board. Image 2/2: Use a spudger to pry the speaker cable connector up off the audio board.
  • Rotate the speaker assembly toward the center of the Air.

  • Use a spudger to pry the speaker cable connector up off the audio board.

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  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry the speaker connector up off the audio board.

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  • Insert the pointed end of a spudger into the gap around the audio board to pry it up off the adhesive securing it to the speaker housing.

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  • Disconnect the audio out cable by pulling its connector straight away from the socket on the audio board.

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  • Audio board remains.

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Conclusion

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

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