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MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement

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  1. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Prepare your Macbook Air for disassembly: passo 1, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Prepare your Macbook Air for disassembly: passo 1, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Prepare your Macbook Air for disassembly: passo 1, immagine 3 di 3
    • Before you begin, discharge your battery below 25%, as a charged lithium-ion battery can be dangerous if accidentally punctured.

    • Power off your MacBook Air and unplug all cables.

    • Close the display and flip the laptop upside down. Keep the lid closed until you've physically disconnected the battery.

  2. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the lower case: passo 2, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the lower case: passo 2, immagine 2 di 2
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    • Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to remove the four 6.4 mm screws securing the lower case:

    • Two screws with a short threaded portion near the hinges

    • Two screws with a long threaded portion near the front of the MacBook

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

  3. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: passo 3, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: passo 3, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: passo 3, immagine 3 di 3
    • Apply a suction handle to the center of the lower case's front edge.

    • Pull up on the suction handle with strong, steady force to create a small gap between the lower case and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

  4. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Release the snapping clips: passo 4, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Release the snapping clips: passo 4, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Release the snapping clips: passo 4, immagine 3 di 3
    • During the next two steps you'll feel and hear four snapping clips release. If a clip doesn't release, insert your opening pick farther and try again.

    • Slide the pick to the bottom right corner to release the first clip.

    • Slide the pick around the corner and up the right edge to release the next two clips.

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    • Insert the opening pick in the original gap created with the suction handle.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom left corner and up the left edge to release the three remaining snapping clips.

  6. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Release the sliding tabs: passo 6, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Release the sliding tabs: passo 6, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Release the sliding tabs: passo 6, immagine 3 di 3
    • Four sliding tabs along the back edge of the MacBook firmly secure the lower case. Separating these tabs requires a lot of force—consider using gloves to protect your hands from the sharp edges of the lower case.

    • Keep the lower case flat and firmly pull it straight away from the back edge, one corner at a time, to disengage the sliding tabs.

    • Don't pull up until the cover is completely separated.

  7. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the lower case: passo 7, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the lower case: passo 7, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the lower case: passo 7, immagine 3 di 3
    • Remove the lower case.

    • During reassembly:

    • Set the lower case in place and align the sliding tabs with the screw heads they slide over. Press down and slide the lower case toward the back edge to engage the tabs—it'll stop sliding as the tabs engage.

    • When one side is engaged, it may push the other out of alignment. Check both sides as you push, there should be no gap along the back edge.

    • Once the lower case is flush with the frame, press down firmly along the perimeter to engage the four snapping clips.

    • You'll hear and feel a distinct click as each clip snaps into place.

  8. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the battery connector cover: passo 8, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 1.5 mm screws securing the battery connector cover.

    • Due to screw variances, you may need to use a T4 Torx instead. Keep this in mind whenever you encounter T3 Torx screws during this repair.

  9. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 9, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 9, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the battery connector cover.

  10. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: passo 10, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: passo 10, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use an opening pick to pry up and disconnect the battery connector.

  11. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the trackpad cable cover: passo 11, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 1.5 mm screws securing the trackpad cable cover.

  12. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Access the trackpad press connector: passo 12, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Access the trackpad press connector: passo 12, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use a spudger or your fingers to move the trackpad cable cover out of the way so you can access the press connector underneath.

  13. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the trackpad cable: passo 13, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the trackpad cable: passo 13, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the trackpad cable press connector.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down in the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend and cause permanent damage.

  14. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the display cable cover foam: passo 14, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the display cable cover foam: passo 14, immagine 2 di 2
    • Peel up and remove the foam pad from the lower display cable cover to reveal a hidden screw.

  15. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the cable covers: passo 15, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the cable covers: passo 15, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the fourteen 1.5 mm screws securing the various cable covers.

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    • Use tweezers or your fingers to remove the six cable covers.

  17. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 17, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 17, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the four screws securing the upper display cable cover:

    • Two 2.5 mm P2 Pentalobe screws

    • Two 2.5 mm T3 Torx screws

    • During reassembly, the Pentalobe screws must thread into their holes on the plastic securing bracket.

  18. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 18, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 18, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the upper display cable cover and plastic securing bracket.

    • During reassembly, make sure that the upper lip of the metal cable cover slots into the plastic bracket.

  19. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the logic board connectors: passo 19, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the logic board connectors: passo 19, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Disconnect the logic board connectors: passo 19, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry up and disconnect both display cable press connectors.

  20. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 20, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 20, immagine 2 di 2
    • Disconnect the microphone array press connector, directly to the left of the display cable.

  21. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 21, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 21, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 21, immagine 3 di 3
    • Disconnect the left and right speaker press connectors.

  22. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 22, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 22, immagine 2 di 2
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the the interconnect cable and the screw post.

    • Pry up and disconnect the interconnect cable.

  23. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 23, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 23, immagine 2 di 2
    • Disconnect the MagSafe port press connector.

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    • Disconnect both Thunderbolt port press connectors.

  25. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 25, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 25, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 25, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grip the first antenna connector, as close to its base as possible.

    • Lift straight up to disconnect the cable.

    • The antenna connectors on the logic board are very fragile. When disconnecting the cables, pull straight up—don’t bend them to the side.

    • Repeat for the second antenna cable.

    • To reattach antenna connectors like these, align the connector over its socket and press down with the flat end of a spudger. The connector should snap into place. This can be tricky and may take a few tries.

  26. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the logic board: passo 26, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the logic board: passo 26, immagine 2 di 2
    • Remove the nine screws securing the logic board:

    • Three 3.8 mm T5 Torx screws

    • One 3.6 mm T5 Torx screw

    • Two 3.4 mm T5 Torx screws

    • One 3.1 mm T5 Torx screw

    • Two 2.7 mm T3 Torx screws

  27. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the logic board: passo 27, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the logic board: passo 27, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the logic board: passo 27, immagine 3 di 3
    • The logic board and its cover are connected and remove as one assembly.

    • The cover extends out from the logic board's left edge and bends easily. Don't pull the board up from this side.

    • Grip the right side of the logic board and slide it towards the trackpad until it clears the overhangs near the speakers.

    • Remove the logic board.

  28. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Check cables during reassembly: passo 28, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Check cables during reassembly: passo 28, immagine 2 di 2
    • When you reinstall the logic board, verify that no cables get trapped under the board as you lower it into place. Check each of the seven locations carefully:

    • Right speaker cable

    • Trackpad cable

    • Display cables and microphone array cable

    • Antenna cables

    • Battery cable

    • Left speaker cable

    • USB-C and MagSafe cables

  29. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Reposition the trackpad cable: passo 29, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Reposition the trackpad cable: passo 29, immagine 2 di 2
    • Reposition the trackpad cable over the bottom edge of the MacBook so it's out of the way of the battery.

  30. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Detach the battery cable: passo 30, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Detach the battery cable: passo 30, immagine 2 di 2
    • A small amount of adhesive secures the right side of the battery cable to the frame.

    • Lift and detach the battery cable from the frame.

  31. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the battery tray: passo 31, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Unfasten the battery tray: passo 31, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the two 4.5 mm screws securing the upper edges of the battery tray.

    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the four screws securing the center of the battery tray.

  32. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Adhesive strip information: passo 32, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Adhesive strip information: passo 32, immagine 2 di 2
    • The MacBook's battery cells are attached to a metal tray as a complete assembly. This tray is secured to the frame by eight stretch-release adhesive strips:

    • Four on the bottom left corner

    • Four on the bottom right corner

  33. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the stretch release adhesive: passo 33, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the stretch release adhesive: passo 33, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers to peel up the black pull tab on one of the stretch-release adhesive strips until you can grip it with your fingers.

    • Pull the strip out from under the battery at a shallow angle. Go very slow and use steady force, giving the strip plenty of time to stretch and unstick itself from under the battery tray.

    • You may have to re-grip the adhesive closer to the laptop and continue pulling multiple times—the adhesive will stretch a lot.

    • Pull the adhesive strip until it’s completely freed from underneath the battery tray.

    • Repeat for the seven remaining adhesive strips.

  34. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Apply isopropyl alcohol: passo 34, immagine 1 di 1
    • If you removed all the stretch-release adhesive, congratulations! You can skip the next two steps. If any strips broke and the battery is still stuck in place, follow the next two steps to remove the remaining adhesive.

    • Apply a few drops of high concentration (greater than 90%) isopropyl alcohol between the edge of the frame and the battery where any adhesive strips remain.

    • Wait one minute for the isopropyl alcohol to soften the adhesive.

  35. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 35, immagine 1 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 35, immagine 2 di 3 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement: passo 35, immagine 3 di 3
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    • Make sure your plastic card is underneath the battery tray, and not between the battery and the tray. Don’t attempt to remove the battery cells from the metal tray.

    • Insert a plastic card underneath the battery's metal tray.

    • Push the plastic card underneath the metal tray and slide it back and forth to slice the remaining adhesive. You may need to lift the battery cell to reach the adhesive.

    • If you're struggling to remove the remaining adhesive, apply more isopropyl alcohol and try again.

  36. MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: passo 36, immagine 1 di 2 MacBook Air 2022 (M2) Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: passo 36, immagine 2 di 2
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    • Remove the battery assembly.

    • During reassembly:

    • Remove any remaining adhesive strips with tweezers or your fingers.

    • Clean up the adhesive residue with a few drops of isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free or microfiber cloth.

    • Before removing any adhesive liners, place the battery in its recess and make sure it fits.

    • If your replacement battery comes with adhesive, remove the plastic liners and firmly press each cell into place.

    • If your replacement battery doesn't come with adhesive, secure it with stretch-release adhesive.

    • Alternatively, you may use strong double-sided tape such as Tesa Tape to secure the battery.

Conclusione

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before you install it.

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

For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery after completing this guide.

If you notice any unusual behavior or problems after installing your new battery, you may need to reset your MacBook's SMC.

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

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting or check out our Answers community for help.

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8 Commenti

Is is really necessary to remove the motherboard?

Looking at all the photos, it seems to me like the battery should be clear for removal after disconnecting it and the trackpad cable, leaving the motherboard (and all of its other connectors) in-place. So what am I missing here?

shamino - Replica

Hi! The logic board is removed first because the battery cable runs underneath it and is adhered to the frame.

Spencer Day -

It is not necessary to remove the motherboard. The battery cable runs underneath the logicboard, but is not adhere to it. You can slide it out once the battery is loose.

just1ed -

I lost the screws to my battery cover. Is there any way to replace them? Should i tape the cover on for now? Please help!

dumb yung and broke - Replica

Can someone verify this and see if it does really need to e removed?

"It is not necessary to remove the motherboard. The battery cable runs underneath the logicboard, but is not adhere to it. You can slide it out once the battery is loose."

Ryan Zmuda - Replica

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