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  1. Apaga tu computadora. Colócala en una superficie suave con la parte de arriba mirando hacia abajo.
    • Apaga tu computadora. Colócala en una superficie suave con la parte de arriba mirando hacia abajo.

    • Retira los siguientes 10 tornillos:

    • Dos tornillos Pentalobe de 5 Puntos de 8 mm

    • Ocho tornillos Pentalobe de 5 Puntos de 2.5 mm

    • El destornillador especial que necesitas para retirar los tornillos Pentalobe de 5 Puntos lo puedes encontrar aquí

    When you say:

    Remove the following ten screws:

    Two 8 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws

    Eight 2.5 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws

    Do the 8mm & 2.5mm dimensions refer to the LENGTH of those screws, or the size of the pentalobe? That is, are there other sizes of pentalobe drivers like there are for hex, phillips and torx? When only one dimension is provided, it is usually the socket/driver size, not the screw length, maybe since the length cannot be seen when the screw is installed.

    Can I suggest that you clarify your instructions so folks are confident they are only in need of _one_ pentalobe driver?

    Nerdily yours,

    Larry (whose iPhone 4S can now get through a day without 6 recharges thanks to ifixit.com ;-)

    larryleveen - Contestar

    The 8mm and 2.5mm are the length of the screws. One pentalobe P5 screwdriver suffices for all the screws (P5 is implicitly the size of the pentalobe screw heads).

    Michael Welham -

    I sourced all the parts from ifixit, plus a magnetic project mat which I found to be very useful for organising the teardown and reassembly.

    Allen - Contestar

    The magnetic mat is

    GERARD SZAREK -

    Keep the 2.5mm tiny screws away from the MagSafe connector as they will be attracted and sucked in to the magnet.

    Frank O'Carroll - Contestar

    A tip an old bench tech taught me that has saved me many times: I put clear “Scotch” tape over the case screws as they became “free”. The tape kept them in place while I lifted the lid off, cleaned it etc.

    Michael Mee - Contestar

    Thank you for a really smart tip! I will be using that countless more times!

    Lilljedahl -

    I’m confused about internet recovery and installing MacOS. Is all of this done before placing in the new ssd card or after. I don’t have any files that I would like to safe/transfer, is all of this necessary, if I don’t do it before placing new ssd, will I still be able to instal/upgrade macOS afterwards.

    It’s an old Mac and now it won’t start or charge, I know I will have to replace battery and put new battery first and turn on Mac before doing the ssd stuff. Since it won’t effing start.

    I’m really clueless about backing up old ssd, since I don’t need any files, besides MacOS(software) ,and is that related to the ssd?

    AMG - Contestar

    The answer to your question: You need to insert your SSD into the computer before internet recovery. If you start the recovery before inserting SSD, it won’t affect the setup, you won’t damage anything. But your SSD will not be detected (as there isn’t one inserted.)

    Also, a little tip: If you bought a used SSD, go into Disk Utility and format the drive with the highest security level to permanently remove all of the previous files.

    Also a FYI: Internet Recovery will load up Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks, so I would recommend making a recovery drive from a Big Sur (or desired version) through another Mac, and a USB. You can visit this support doc: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372

    Hope this helps! -Dan

    danielwen -

    I got a macbook air with a damaged and swollen battery. I could remove all screws, except one 2,5 mm screw. I’m afraid it got damaged while attempting to remove it, I have no grip with the P5 pentalobe screwdriver. How can I proceed?

    Robert Hermans - Contestar

    Hi Robert!

    Try some techniques found in this stripped screw removal guide. Good luck!

    Arthur Shi -

    Hello I have a macbook air they are say they do not have parts for my laptop macbook air 11 inches 2013 mid need to replace battery which one to buy

    vensilver - Contestar

    Hello! This is the part you want—maybe we’re not able to ship it to you if you’re out of the United States. The battery in your MacBook Air should be the same for all 11” between mid-2011 to early-2015.

    Arthur Shi -

  2. Utiliza tus dedos para hacer palanca entre la pantalla y la cubierta posterior y jala hacia arriba para destrabar y retirar la cubierta posterior de la MacBook Air.
    • Utiliza tus dedos para hacer palanca entre la pantalla y la cubierta posterior y jala hacia arriba para destrabar y retirar la cubierta posterior de la MacBook Air.

  3. En este paso, desconectarás la batería para evitar cortocircuitos durante el servicio. Usa el extremo plano de un spudger para levantar ambos lados cortos del conector de la batería hacia arriba para desconectarlo de su zócalo en la placa lógica.
    • En este paso, desconectarás la batería para evitar cortocircuitos durante el servicio.

    • Usa el extremo plano de un spudger para levantar ambos lados cortos del conector de la batería hacia arriba para desconectarlo de su zócalo en la placa lógica.

    • Dobla el cable de la batería un poco lejos de la placa lógica para que el conector no se doble hacia atrás accidentalmente y haga contacto con su zócalo.

    When reassembling the connector wire needs to be bent to fit.

    GERARD SZAREK - Contestar

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    Remove the following five screws securing the battery to the upper case:
    • 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

    Be carful with the torque when reassembling, these screws seem able to go a little too far and crack through the plastic of the battery.

    Daniel Schlaug - Contestar

    To elaborate on Daniel’s comment, particularly the middle 6mm screw seems to have a lot of range and can be over-tightened. I stopped and backed it off a little when it appeared to be deforming the cell to the left.

    Jeff Snider - Contestar

    After replacing the battery (IF108-063-2) I found the trackpad click pressure to be noticeably higher. The plastic frame on the replacement bowed out some just above the logos below the center cells, pressing on the trackpad once the lower case was reattached. I used some gentle heat from a hot air gun (I used about 150º C) to soften the plastic and bend it back down. This reduced the pressure on the trackpad.

    Jeff Snider - Contestar

    I'm having the same issue. I got the -2 instead of -1 battery also for some reason. iFixit is this advised??

    Amanda Silber -

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    When handling the battery, avoid squeezing or touching the six exposed lithium polymer cells.
    • 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.

    • If you're installing a new battery, you should calibrate it after installation:

    • Charge it to 100%, and then keep charging it for at least 2 more hours. Next, unplug and use it normally to drain the battery. When you see the low battery warning, save your work, and keep your laptop on until it goes to sleep due to low battery. Wait at least 5 hours, then charge your laptop uninterrupted to 100%.

    • If you notice any unusual behavior or problems after installing your new battery, you may need to reset your MacBook's SMC.

    The instructions that come with the BRTONG replacement battery state the following:

    1) Discharge it to 2% (quite specific) and then charge to 100% at the first cycle after purchasing

    2) Do not discharge the battery pack to 0% as that will damage the battery pack and shorten its life (this does not specify WHEN not to do it. Only during the first cycle?)

    This is very different from the ifixit instructions above , but ifixit could be referring just to the calibration, which could be done AFTER the first cycle, and the manufacturer could be referring just to the first cycle, and not to the calibration. I am not sure what to do. But I guess I will follow the manufacturer instructions during the first (and second, to be safe) cycles, and THEN follow the ifixit instructions for calibration.

    Fernando - Contestar

    Discharging the battery all the way to zero does shorten the battery life slightly, but it’s necessary for a proper calibration. Without calibration, the 2% reading is kind of meaningless, since the system can’t get an accurate % reading until after calibration (that’s the whole point of calibration). I’d follow the iFixit instructions (which are also Apple’s instructions) and ignore whatever that battery vendor sent you. You can find more background on calibration here.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    What do I do with the old battery?

    John Hammer - Contestar

    Good question! Please take the old battery to an e-waste facility.

    Arthur Shi -

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Reminder: Crimp the new battery’s ribbon cable before you screw it in so that you’ll have an easier time connecting it to the power terminal.

Andrew Harris - Contestar

That was too easy. After dealing with the glue and all the zif cables to replace the battery on a MacBook, this was just an easy breeze.

Steve Heffern - Contestar

Followed instructions, but MacAir lost gattery icon and will not charge replaced battery, despite SCO reboot and recheck on battery connector

russellseitz - Contestar

the battery I purchased has the battery connector in a different spot…it’s to the left…can it be slid over to the correct position?

Kirstie - Contestar

installed but now the macbook air trackpad ‘clicks’ when then touch it as if it’s slightly loose (it doesn’t physically do a click)

naquada - Contestar

Was supereasy and works perfectly now !

Great manual !!

Dr.Beardface - Contestar

Do what Andrew Harris suggested, the battery cable is quite stiff and will have to be bent slightly to align with the battery terminal when plugging the new battery in.

Geoffrey Lum - Contestar

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