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MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012 I/O Board Replacement

Replace the I/O board on your MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012. The I/O board houses the MagSafe DC-in port, a USB socket, and the headphone jack.

Use this guide to replace your Air's I/O board which houses the MagSafe DC-in port, a USB socket, and the headphone jack.

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Passo 1 I/O Board  ¶ 

Disconnect the I/O board by pulling the power cable away from its socket on the logic board.

Passo 1 I/O Board  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the I/O board by pulling the power cable away from its socket on the logic board.

  • Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board toward the right edge of the Air.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Pull the camera cable parallel to the face of the I/O board toward the hinge of the Air to disconnect it from its socket, using the tip of a spudger to help push the connector out of its socket.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Pull the camera cable parallel to the face of the I/O board toward the hinge of the Air to disconnect it from its socket, using the tip of a spudger to help push the connector out of its socket.

  • Do not lift upward on this cable as you disconnect it, as its socket may break off the logic board.

Passo 3  ¶ 

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.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • 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.

  • Pry up from beneath the wires.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap securing the microphone ribbon cable to the I/O board. Use the tip of a spudger to remove the volume button ribbon cable from its ZIF connector on the I/O board.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap securing the microphone ribbon cable to the I/O board.

  • Use the tip of a spudger to remove the volume button ribbon cable from its ZIF connector on the I/O board.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Remove the single 4.0 mm T5 Torx screw securing the I/O board to the upper case.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the single 4.0 mm T5 Torx screw securing the I/O board to the upper case.

Passo 6  ¶ 

Carefully lift the I/O board from its edge nearest the logic board and remove it from the upper case.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • Carefully lift the I/O board from its edge nearest the logic board and remove it from the upper case.