Friday, April 22, 2016

Apple MacBook Air 11 – How to disassemble Apple Macbook air 11 – How to replace the battery – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the battery connection 
  • How to remove the battery pack 

Apple MacBook Air 11

Shut down and close your computer. Lay it on a soft surface top-side down. Remove the following ten screws: Two 8 mm 5-point Pentalobe screwsEight 2.5 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws
The special screwdriver needed to remove the 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..
In this step you will disconnect the battery to help avoid shorting out any components during service.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both short sides of the battery connector upward to disconnect it from its socket on the logic board.
Bend the battery cable slightly away from the logic board so the connector will not accidentally bend back and make contact with its socket.
Remove the following five screws securing the battery to the upper case:
Two 5.2 mm T5 Torx screws
 One 6 mm T5 Torx screw
Two 2.6 mm T5 Torx screws
When handling the battery, avoid squeezing or touching the six exposed lithium polymer cells. Lift the battery from its edge nearest the logic board and remove it from the upper case.