MacBook Air Models A1237 and A1304 Display Assembly Replacement
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- Author: Walter Galan
- Time estimate: 1 - 2 hours
- Difficulty: Difficult
Use this guide to replace a broken display.
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- Lower Case 2 steps
- Battery 3 steps
- Hard Drive 6 steps
- Heat Sink 6 steps
- Logic Board 8 steps
- Display Assembly 9 steps
Step 1 — Display Assembly ¶
Remove the two following screws securing the AirPort/Bluetooth board bracket to the upper case:
One 4.7 mm Phillips.
One 3.9 mm Phillips.
Step 2 ¶
Lift the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket out of the upper case.
Step 3 ¶
Use a spudger to pry the three antenna cables up off the AirPort/Bluetooth board.
Step 4 ¶
Peel the antenna cables up off the adhesive securing them to the upper case.
Step 5 ¶
Remove the single Phillips screw securing the microphone cable ground loop to the upper case.
Step 6 ¶
Remove the following 15 screws:
Thirteen 2.3 mm Phillips.
Two T6 Torx.
Step 7 ¶
Open the Air so the display is perpendicular to the upper case and place it on a table as shown.
While holding the top of the Air with one hand, remove the T6 Torx screw from the lower display bracket.
Step 8 ¶
Remove the T6 Torx screw from the upper display bracket.
Step 9 ¶
Pull the upper case straight away from the display, minding any cables that may get caught.