Introduction

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

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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Remove the single Phillips screw securing the display data cable ground loop to the upper case.
  • 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.
  • 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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