Introduction

Don't pay Apple to replace your worn out battery. Do it yourself!

Video Overview

Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the Air:
  • 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. 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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Conclusion

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

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This doesn't make sense. The battery cost $110, plus shipping, which will come out to about $130, with next day shipping. Apple does it for $129, and will do it same day with an appointment. I know some people will do it for fun, but if you're trying to save money, I have to roll with Apple on this one.

http://www.apple.com/support/macbookair/...

jeehtoven - Reply

I ordered a replacement battery for $75 (shipping included) and 3 days later the switch is done (thanks for this easy guide!). Now, my wife's MBA is free from power cord again! It is a no brainer!

Mathieu Brassard - Reply

I have bought the This replacment a1245 battey - A1237 and A1304 Battery

thanks for the install guide

BatteryJohn - Reply

The host is cute.

tonkatuph - Reply

Well, that was easy. Now I can us my macbook air again without wires.

ppatel - Reply

Did it in minutes...cheaper than authorized Apple guy was charging me...machine works like a charm again. Thanks MJ & iFixit. :)

Jitendra B Amesar - Reply

Other guides mention from late 2010 onwards Apple use 5-star anti-tamper screws on the bottom lid. So such a bit is useful on those later models.

Gunnar Forsgren - Reply

Any idea where to buy the two screws of the battery? One of mine is spread and unusable.

Francesco Emanuele Bucci - Reply

Thanks for the guide. How long will this batteries give me? None of the site tell you.

Thanks again for the video.

Peter - Reply

The battery change is very simple. But now the battery isn't loading. The macbookair sees the battery but say not loading. loader was good and gives a green light.

who can help me? peter.vd.raad@hetnet.nl

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