Introduction

Your Air is thirsty! Keep those electrons flowing and fix your broken DC-In 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 single Phillips screw securing the display data cable ground loop to the upper case.

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    • Lift the display data cable slightly for enough clearance to remove the two Phillips screws securing the DC-In board to the upper case.

    • Lift the DC-In board slightly and pull its connector straight away from the socket on the logic board.

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Conclusion

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

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