Introduction

Your Air is thirsty! Keep those electrons flowing and fix your broken DC-In 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.

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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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