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MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement

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  1. MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 1, image 1 of 3 MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 1, image 2 of 3 MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Disconnect the port hatch ribbon cable from the logic board by pulling it straight up by its black pull tab.

    • Pull the audio out ribbon cable off the adhesive securing it to the upper case.

    • Use a spudger to pry the audio out ribbon cable connector board off the hard drive bracket.

  2. MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the audio out cable from its socket on the port hatch ribbon cable.

  3. MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to pry the hard drive cable connector up off the logic board.

  4. MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use the sharp end of a spudger to de-route the microphone cable from the hard drive bracket.

    • Remove the cosmetic screw cover from the adhesive securing it to the hard drive bracket.

  5. MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four Phillips screws securing the hard drive assembly to the upper case:

    • Two 4.7 mm screws.

    • Two 3.9 mm screws.

  6. MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Hard Drive Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the hard drive assembly out of the upper case.

Conclusion

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

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