MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013 Fan Replacement
Replace the Fan in your MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace the fan.
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Step 1 — Fan ¶
Use the tip of a spudger to carefully flip up the retaining flap on the fan cable ZIF socket.
Step 2 ¶
Peel the rubber gasket off the adhesive on the top of the fan.
Step 3 ¶
Remove the following three screws securing the fan to the upper case:
One 3.6 mm T5 Torx screw
One 2.7 mm T5 Torx screw
One 3.6 mm T5 Torx screw with a short head
Step 4 ¶
Lift the fan from the I/O board side and pull it free from the upper case.
Removing the fan will also disconnect the fan ribbon cable. Be careful not to snag it.