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MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Logic Board Replacement

Replace the logic board on your 13" MacBook Air (models A1237 and A1304).

  • Author: Walter Galan
  • Time estimate: 1 - 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Difficult

Like brain surgery? Use this guide to replace the mind of your computer.

Step 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

Use a spudger to pry the audio cable connector up off the logic board.

Step 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to pry the audio cable connector up off the logic board.

Step 2  ¶ 

If present, remove the small piece of black tape covering the microphone cable connector.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • If present, remove the small piece of black tape covering the microphone cable connector.

  • Disconnect the microphone cable by pulling its connector straight away from the socket on the logic board.

Step 3  ¶ 

Remove the two small Phillips screws securing the logic board bracket to the upper case. Lift the logic board bracket out of the upper case.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the two small Phillips screws securing the logic board bracket to the upper case.

  • Lift the logic board bracket out of the upper case.

Step 4  ¶ 

Use a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth and trackpad control cable connectors up off the logic board. Use a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth and trackpad control cable connectors up off the logic board.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth and trackpad control cable connectors up off the logic board.

Step 5  ¶ 

Disconnect the DC-In cable by pulling its connector straight away from the socket on the logic board.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the DC-In cable by pulling its connector straight away from the socket on the logic board.

Step 6  ¶ 

Remove the small Phillips screw securing the display data cable ground loop to the upper case. Disconnect the display data cable by pulling its connector straight away from the socket on the logic board.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the small Phillips screw securing the display data cable ground loop to the upper case.

  • Disconnect the display data cable by pulling its connector straight away from the socket on the logic board.

Step 7  ¶ 

Remove the three Phillips screws securing the logic board to the upper case.

Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the three Phillips screws securing the logic board to the upper case.

Step 8  ¶ 

Lift the logic board out of the upper case.

Step 8  ¶ 

  • Lift the logic board out of the upper case.