Introduction

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

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

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  • Lift the processor clamp off the heat sink.

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Conclusion

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

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