Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How to replace the speaker – Apple MacBook Air 13 – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the bottom cover 
  • How to disassemble battery 
  • How to replace the speaker 

Apple MacBook Air 13 

Before proceeding, power down your machine. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface top-side down.
Remove the following ten screws:
Two 9 mm P5 Pentalobe screws
Eight 2.6 mm P5 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.
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.
Remove the following five screws securing the battery to the upper case:
Three 6.3 mm T5 Torx screws
Two 2.4 mm T5 Torx screws
When handling the battery, avoid squeezing or touching the four exposed lithium polymer cells.
Lift the battery from its edge nearest the logic board and remove it from the upper case.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right speaker connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.
Pry up from beneath the wires.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right speaker off the adhesive securing it to the upper case.
Remove the right speaker from the upper case.