MacBook Air 13 (Mid 2011 - 2017) Speaker Replacement

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Difficulty

Easy

Steps

21

Time Required

0.5 hours

Introduction

This is a guide for a speaker replacement for the MacBook Air 13 (Mid 2011 - 2017).

Tools Required

P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver

T5 Torx Screwdriver

Parts

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Speaker for MacBook Air 13 inch A1369 Mid 2011, A1466 Mid 2012 - 2017

S$15.00

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Precautions

• Careful when unscrewing as the some of the screws are small. • Take note of the screw driver to be used.

Step 1
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Remove the 10 screws as shown in the image. - 2 x 9mm P5 screws (Red Circle) - 8 x 2.6mm P5 screws (Yellow Circle)

Step 2
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Slightly lift up lower the case and push it towards the rear of the laptop to free the mounting tabs

Step 3
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Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it towards the front of the edge to disconnect the battery

Step 4
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Remove the following screws securing the battery of thelaptop - 3 x 6.3mm T5 Torx screw (Yellow Circle) - 2 x 2.4mm T5 Torx screw (Red Circle)

Step 5
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Lift the battery from its edges nearest to the logic board and remove it from the upper case

Step 6
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Skip to step 12 if you are only replacing right speaker Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the left speaker cable connector up and out of its socket on the I/O board.

Step 7
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De-route the left speaker cable from its retaining clip on the I/O board.

Step 8
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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the left speaker off the adhesive securing it to the upper case.

Step 9
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Remove stickers covering from the new left speaker

Step 10
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Insert new left speaker to the chassis

Step 11
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Connect back the speaker cable to the socket on the I/O board

Step 12
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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the right speaker connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.

Step 13
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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.

Step 14
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Remove stickers covering from the new right speaker

Step 15
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Insert new right speaker to the chassis

Step 16
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Connect back the right speaker connector to its socket on the logic board.

Step 17
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Place back the battery

Step 18
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Secure the screw to secure the battery back in place - 3 x 6.3mm T5 Torx screw (Yellow Circle) - 2 x 2.4mm T5 Torx screw (Red Circle)

Step 19
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Connect back the battery connector to its socket

Step 20
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Place the lower case back onto the laptop

Step 21
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Screw back the 10 screws to secure the lower case - 2 x 9mm P5 screws (Red Circle) - 8 x 2.6mm P5 screws (Yellow Circle)


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