Introduction

Use this guide to replace the AirPort board.

Image 1/1: Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws
  • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Two 2.3 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

    • Eight 3.0 mm P5 Pentalobe screws

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Image 1/1: Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case.
  • Wedge your fingers between the upper case and the lower case.

  • Gently pull the lower case away from the upper case.

  • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

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Image 1/3: During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips. Image 2/3: During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips. Image 3/3: During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.
  • The lower case is connected to the upper case at the center, with two plastic clips.

  • During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the two plastic clips.

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  • Remove the plastic cover adhered to the battery contact board.

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Image 1/1: Two 2.8 mm T6 Torx screws
  • Remove the following screws securing the battery connector board to the logic board:

    • Two 2.8 mm T6 Torx screws

    • One 7.0 mm T7 Torx shouldered screw

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  • Use tweezers to remove the small plastic cover located near the bottom right of the battery connector board.

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  • Remove the wide head 6.4 mm T6 Torx screw securing the battery connector to the logic board assembly.

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Image 1/2: It is recommended to bend the battery cables just slightly, to keep the board suspended up above the logic board and out of the way. Image 2/2: Do not fold the board completely over, or crease the cables, as this may damage the battery.
  • Carefully lift the battery connector board up off the logic board.

  • It is recommended to bend the battery cables just slightly, to keep the board suspended up above the logic board and out of the way.

  • Do not fold the board completely over, or crease the cables, as this may damage the battery.

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  • Remove the single 2.7 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort board to the I/O board.

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Image 1/3: The three cables are coded with black sleeves of different lengths. During reassembly: Image 2/3: Connect the long-sleeved cable to the center socket. Image 3/3: The short-sleeved cable connects next to the screw.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry and disconnect the three antenna cable connectors from the AirPort board.

  • The three cables are coded with black sleeves of different lengths. During reassembly:

    • Connect the long-sleeved cable to the center socket.

    • The short-sleeved cable connects next to the screw.

    • The remaining cable has no sleeve, and connects in the last empty socket, next to the fan.

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  • Move the antenna cables aside, clear of the AirPort board.

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Image 1/2: Gently pry the AirPort board upwards, but do '''not''' remove it. Image 2/2: Only lift the AirPort board as much as is necessary to get a grip on it. Lifting it too high above the I/O board may damage the board or the socket.
  • Wedge a plastic opening tool between the AirPort board (side nearest the I/O ports) and the I/O board.

  • Gently pry the AirPort board upwards, but do not remove it.

  • Only lift the AirPort board as much as is necessary to get a grip on it. Lifting it too high above the I/O board may damage the board or the socket.

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  • Pull the AirPort board straight out of its socket on the I/O board.

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  • AirPort board remains.

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Conclusion

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

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