Introduction

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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