Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Apple MacBook Air 13 – How to replace the Solid state Drive of apple MacBook – How to replace the Airport Card – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Servcie 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to replace the SSD
  • How to replace the airport/Bluetooth card 

Apple MacBook Air 13

AirPort Card Replacement
Before proceeding, close your computer and lay it on a soft surface top-side down. Remove the following ten screws: Two 9 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws
Eight 2.6 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws
The special screwdriver needed to remove the eight 5-point Pentalobe screws.
Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air. Remove the lower case and set it aside.
For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the battery connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge. This step is optional and is not required. Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the Air to disconnect the battery from the logic board. Do not lift upward on the connector as you disconnect it.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors up from their sockets on the AirPort/Bluetooth card.
Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort/Bluetooth card to the logic board.
Slightly lift the free end of the AirPort/Bluetooth board and pull it out of its socket on the logic board. Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth board from the Air.
Solid-State Drive Replacement
Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the SSD to the logic board.
Do not lift the end of the SSD excessively. Slightly lift up the end of the SSD and pull it straight out of its socket on the logic board.
When reinstalling the SSD, be sure it is properly seated before reinstalling its retaining screw.