Introduction

The processor clamp helps keep the heat sink close to the processors.

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.

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.

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.

Lift the battery out of the Air.
  • Lift the battery out of the Air.

Remove the 1.9 mm Phillips screw securing the processor clamp to the heat sink.
  • Remove the 1.9 mm Phillips screw securing the processor clamp to the heat sink.

Lift the processor clamp off the heat sink.
  • Lift the processor clamp off the heat sink.

Conclusion

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

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