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MacBook Air 13" Mid 2011 Fan Replacement

Replace a dead fan on your MacBook Air 13" Mid 2011.

Use this guide to replace a dead or noisy fan.

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Stap 1 Fan  ¶ 

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

Stap 1 Fan  ¶ 

  • 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.

Stap 2  ¶ 

Peel the rubber gasket off the adhesive on the top of the fan.

Stap 2  ¶ 

  • Peel the rubber gasket off the adhesive on the top of the fan.

Stap 3  ¶ 

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

Stap 3  ¶ 

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

  • One 3.6 mm T5 Torx screw

  • One 2.7 mm T5 Torx screw

  • One 3.6 mm T5 Torx screw with a short head

Stap 4  ¶ 

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.

Stap 4  ¶ 

  • 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.