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MacBook Air 11" Mid 2013 Fan Replacement

Replace the Fan in your MacBook Air 11" Mid 2013.

  • Autor: Sam Goldheart
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 15 Minuten - 1 Stunde
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Moderat

Use this guide to replace a broken or noisy fan.

Schritt 1 Fan  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to carefully push on each side of the iSight camera cable connector to loosen it out of its socket on the logic board. We recommend you gently "walk" the connector out of its socket.

Schritt 1 Fan  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to carefully push on each side of the iSight camera cable connector to loosen it out of its socket on the logic board.

  • We recommend you gently "walk" the connector out of its socket.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Peel the iSight camera cable up off the adhesive securing it to the fan. Peel the iSight camera cable up off the adhesive securing it to the fan.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Peel the iSight camera cable up off the adhesive securing it to the fan.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to carefully flip up the retaining flap on the fan cable ZIF socket. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to carefully flip up the retaining flap on the fan cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Remove the following three screws securing the fan to the upper case:

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the following three screws securing the fan to the upper case:

  • Two 5.5 mm T5 Torx screws

  • One 4.6 mm T5 Torx screw

  • In some models this is a 3.6 mm T5 Torx screw.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

Lift, but do not remove the fan out of its recess in the upper case. Carefully pull the fan ribbon cable out of its socket as you remove the fan from the Air. Carefully pull the fan ribbon cable out of its socket as you remove the fan from the Air.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • Lift, but do not remove the fan out of its recess in the upper case.

  • Carefully pull the fan ribbon cable out of its socket as you remove the fan from the Air.