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简介

Use this guide to replace a noisy fan.

    • 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 screws

    • Eight 2.5 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws

    • The special screwdriver needed to remove the 5-point Pentalobe screws can be found here.

  1. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement: 步骤 2 中的图像 1,1
    • Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.

  2. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement, Battery: 步骤 3 中的图像 1,2 MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement, Battery: 步骤 3 中的图像 2,2
    • 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 contact its socket.

  3. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement, Solid-State Drive: 步骤 4 中的图像 1,1
    • Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the SSD to the logic board.

  4. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement: 步骤 5 中的图像 1,2 MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement: 步骤 5 中的图像 2,2
    • Use a spudger to help lift the free end of the SSD just enough to grab it with your other hand.

    • Do not lift the end of the SSD excessively.

    • Pull the drive straight out of its socket and remove it from the logic board.

    • When reinstalling the SSD, be sure it is properly seated before reinstalling its retaining screw.

  5. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement, I/O Board Cable: 步骤 6 中的图像 1,1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the I/O board cable up from its socket on the I/O board.

  6. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement: 步骤 7 中的图像 1,1
    • Peel the I/O board cable up from the adhesive securing it to the fan.

  7. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement: 步骤 8 中的图像 1,2 MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement: 步骤 8 中的图像 2,2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the I/O board connector up and out of its socket on the logic board

    • Be sure to lift straight up on the connector as you disconnect it from its socket. The socket is very deep on the logic board and prying it from side to side may damage the logic board

    • Remove the I/O board cable.

  8. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement, Fan: 步骤 9 中的图像 1,1
    • 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.

  9. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement: 步骤 10 中的图像 1,1
    • Remove the following three screws securing the fan to the upper case:

    • Two 5.2 mm T5 Torx screws

    • One 3.6 mm T5 Torx screw

  10. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement: 步骤 11 中的图像 1,1
    • Lift the fan out of the upper case and carefully pull the fan ribbon cable out of its socket as you remove it from the Air.

结论

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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3条评论

Step 9- I prying up on the retaining flap and accidentally broke this right off... so basically the socket came right off. Helpppp....!!

Mike G - 回复

I did the same. What to do?

EW

Erik Wahlström - 回复

I too broke the socket of trying to pry open the retaining flap. Yes there is a warning “Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.” But there needs to be a much better picture/description of how to DO this on step 9. Without a reference on what/where the retaining flap is, there is a big danger of breaking it. Now my computer is toast.

Paul Camp - 回复

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