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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery in your Xiaomi Air 12.

  1. Orient the computer so the Xiaomi logo is at the bottom of the device.
    • Orient the computer so the Xiaomi logo is at the bottom of the device.

  2. Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the top-middle rubber covering and lift upwards to reveal the hidden screw. Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the top-middle rubber covering and lift upwards to reveal the hidden screw. Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the top-middle rubber covering and lift upwards to reveal the hidden screw.
    • Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the top-middle rubber covering and lift upwards to reveal the hidden screw.

  3. Remove the eight 3 mm screws using the Torx T5 driver by inserting the screwdriver into each screw and rotating counterclockwise. Remove the eight 3 mm screws using the Torx T5 driver by inserting the screwdriver into each screw and rotating counterclockwise.
    • Remove the eight 3 mm screws using the Torx T5 driver by inserting the screwdriver into each screw and rotating counterclockwise.

  4. Insert the plastic opening tool into each side of the computer and push the tool downwards to pop open the back cover. You will hear popping noises as you remove the cover. You will hear popping noises as you remove the cover.
    • Insert the plastic opening tool into each side of the computer and push the tool downwards to pop open the back cover.

    • You will hear popping noises as you remove the cover.

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  6. Remove the back of the laptop by gently lifting the casing upwards. Remove the back of the laptop by gently lifting the casing upwards.
    • Remove the back of the laptop by gently lifting the casing upwards.

  7. Detach the white and black speaker wires by pulling them from the small black tabs along the perimeter of the metal bracket. Detach the white and black speaker wires by pulling them from the small black tabs along the perimeter of the metal bracket.
    • Detach the white and black speaker wires by pulling them from the small black tabs along the perimeter of the metal bracket.

  8. Remove the 1.5mm screw using the JIS #00 screwdriver. Remove the 1.5mm screw using the JIS #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the 1.5mm screw using the JIS #00 screwdriver.

  9. Lift the SSD up from the device and gently pull the SSD from the laptop. Lift the SSD up from the device and gently pull the SSD from the laptop.
    • Lift the SSD up from the device and gently pull the SSD from the laptop.

  10. Detach the red wire from the tabs on the perimeter of the metal bracket.
    • Detach the red wire from the tabs on the perimeter of the metal bracket.

  11. Use a PH1 screwdriver to remove the five 2mm black screws. Remove two silver 1mm JIS #00 screws. There will be clear plastic spacers that come off with the silver screws.
    • Use a PH1 screwdriver to remove the five 2mm black screws.

    • Remove two silver 1mm JIS #00 screws.

    • There will be clear plastic spacers that come off with the silver screws.

  12. Lift the battery up and pull out from the device. The metal bracket will come out with the battery. The metal bracket will come out with the battery.
    • Lift the battery up and pull out from the device.

    • The metal bracket will come out with the battery.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

I have a problem, the battery do not really charge, 100% is reach in few minutes, and it works less than 15 minutes on battery. Is anybody have a solution ? Bios update maybe ?

Migwell2 - Reply

I got to pull out my bloated battery…. Though it could work with just the charger on stand by but it did not… Anyone knows where I can purchase new battery? Can't bring it to the shop because of quarantine but need to work from home.

Roma Monica Desunia - Reply

I removed the bloated battery too. It can’t power on properly. The power light just just on and off around every 5 seconds. Is yours the same?

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