Introduction

Regain the function of your speakers by replacing the audio 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 following two screws securing the speaker assembly to the upper case.

      • One 3 mm Phillips.

      • One 5.8 mm Phillips.

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    • 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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    • 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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