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Introdução

Use this guide to replace the battery.

Note: If there is a thin plastic film on your replacement battery, do not attempt to remove it. It is glued on and protects the battery pack while it is inside the MacBook.

    • Before proceeding, power down your MacBook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to remove ten screws securing the lower case, of the following lengths:

    • Two 9 mm screws

    • Eight 2.6 mm screws

  1. Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.
    • Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

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  3. Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the Air to disconnect the battery from the logic board.
    • Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the Air to disconnect the battery from the logic board.

    • Do not lift upward on the connector as you disconnect it.

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

    • Three 6.3 mm T5 Torx screws

    • Two 2.4 mm T5 Torx screws

  5. When handling the battery, avoid squeezing or touching the four exposed lithium polymer cells.
    • When handling the battery, avoid squeezing or touching the four 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. Then, 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.

Conclusão

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our MacBook Air 13" Early 2014 Answers Community for troubleshooting help.

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Thanks for this guide! From ordering the parts to doing to work, it was a super easy and fast process! May have been nice to see some mention of the different sized screws in various locations, and how to calibrate the battery once done with the install. Either way, awesome tutorial!

Elias Halsell - Responder

@ejhalsell Good point about calibration—that’s been added to the final step now. There are measurements for every single screw though, so I’m not sure what more you’re looking for there.

Jeff Suovanen -

Just wanted to say thank you for this guide. It was extremely helpful and I appreciate the time you took putting it up!

Amy Lima - Responder

How best should I dispose of my old battery? Would be nice to include this information.

Thanks!

Benjamin Hoste - Responder

It’s hiding in the conclusion ;) “Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.” Thanks for disposing responsibly!

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