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Water damage and a power boost

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MacBook Air 13" Late 2010

MacBook Air 13" Late 2010 Battery Replacement

10 - 30 minutes

Moderate

My Problem

My I/O board sustained water damage while living in humid environments for the past 4 years, and it had signs of corrosion. The most annoying problem was the intermittent charging. The battery was not in the worst shape (~1200 charge cycles), but since I was opening up the case, I decided to replace it at the same time.

My Fix

The guide was spot on. No issues at all.

My Advice

If you have a compressed air canister, it is a good time to clean the dust that accumulates over the years. Take extra care when dealing with the small connections.

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MacBook Air 13" (Late 2010) I/O Board

$99.99

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