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Introduzione

Usa questa guida per sostituire la tua batteria esausta.

Nota: Se c'è un sottile strato di plastica sulla tua batteria nuova, non rimuoverlo. È incollato sulla stessa e protegge il pacco batterie quando è all'interno del MacBook.

  1. Prima di procedere, spegni il tuo Macbook. Chiudi il display e appoggialo su una superficie morbida, con la parte superiore in basso.
    • Prima di procedere, spegni il tuo Macbook. Chiudi il display e appoggialo su una superficie morbida, con la parte superiore in basso.

    • Usa un cacciavite P5 Pentalobe per rimuovere le dieci viti che tengono in posizione il case inferiore, delle seguenti lunghezze:

    • Due viti da 9 mm

    • Otto viti da 2,6 mm

    Pulling the fan cable out was terrifying but you actually just pull on the cable itself. No way to get any leverage at the connector to dislodge it. Did come out easily but like I said, scared me!

    allison - Replica

    Draai de schroefjes voorzichtig los en leg ze op een stabiele plek neer en let erop dat de schroefje een verschillende lengte hebben.

    bwgvanderveer - Replica

    I thought I could replace my 256 Gb SSD with 512? regards

    ola m - Replica

    Do you have good Test Point Voltages? It appears there are silver colored Test points on the I/O Board. I am working on a water spill and trying to troubleshoot if both the I/O board and the Logic need replaced.

    andrew - Replica

    It's probably not necessary but may be a little safer to completely discharge the old battery before replacing it.

    Larry Smith - Replica

    tell a model that was not inferior to the speed of the one in the laptop.

    Thank you

    ilyabuhov - Replica

    Do i need to order tools separately to replace the battery i just ordered?

    anne uhlir - Replica

    im looking for a Logic Board for a

    Apple - MacBook Air® - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Silver Model: MQD32LL/A

    Any help is appreciated.

    Jamie Comstock - Replica

    P5 pentalobe screwdrivers are too big! The correct size for these screws are p4 pentalobe. P5 pentalobe was just able, with difficulty, to turn some of the screws. If the screws were at all tight, my p5 was unable to get them out, and started to strip the screws. A p4 screwdriver fit better and removed the screws with ease. (I was using high quality Wiha brand screwdrivers.)

    William Skinner - Replica

    I had same experience (with MacBook Air 13-inch Mid-2012) … had to get P4, which worked swimmingly

    eric -

    Very simple installation. The screwdriver heads were exactly what we’re needed, one head for the outside case screws, the other for the screws holding the battery in place. The computer started right up. Now to see how the battery holds up, but I have a good feeling about this!

    Dennis Eaton - Replica

    My P5 and the T5 worked perfectly with my early 2015 Air 13”! And it is super fast! Thank you iFixit!

    Pennny Beach - Replica

    The supplied kit and instructions worked perfectly!

    Nikolay Andreev - Replica

    Comments that the P5 pentalobe are too large are absolutely spot-on. There is no way the P5 pentalobe bit I have will work with the MacBook Air without destroying the screws. Hard target search for P4 pentalobe bit in progress…..

    joemoog - Replica

    Bonjour j’aimerais changer mon SSD de 128 Go pour en mettre un de 512 Go. Je ne sais pas ce qu’il faut prendre car il faut qu’il soit compatible avec le macbook air A1466. J’aurais vu un Samsung Evo 970 500 Go mais si je ne me trompe pas, il faut un adaptateur.

    Merci pour votre aide.

    chicco33 - Replica

    oui, vous aurez besoin d’un adaptateur, pour completez le changement.

    Dan -

    The tool kit should include tweezers for re-inserting the battery connector.

    Andre Clement - Replica

    P5 pentalobe worked perfectly for me. Instructions were spot-on. Antenna connections were a bit fiddly to refit but got them in ok.

    michaelquinnell - Replica

    Maybe the problem some are experiencing is that the designations are confusing (blame Apple rather than iFixit). the P2 is also known as PL1. The P5 is also known as PL4. The P6 is also known as PL5. So it is possible to mistake the P6 (PL5) for the P5 (PL4), meaning it (P6-PL5) will be too big, while the P5 (PL4) will be just right. Sort of a 3 Bears explanation, but it is very confusing.

    Thomas Lewis - Replica

    To add to this. In searching for the P5 screwdriver to buy in UK, as far as I can tell, it is also known as

    Pentalobe 1.2(mm)

    also

    P4 = 0.8

    P6 = 1.5

    Just unscrewed the back case of MacBook Air 13” mid 2011, with no problems using Pentalobe 1.2

    nijafe -

    I have not replaced a display on the A1369 but have done many A1466 which is a newer 13” model. They seem really similar and its not clear why one needs to remove the logic board to remove the display. The antenna cables on the A1466 dont have to rest under the logic board but can be tucked in the hinge crevice. Cant this same thing be done with the A1369?

    Sean Love - Replica

    Did mine today - but new battery wasnt charging. Went back in and noticed the battery connector cable was not quite 100% “seated. It was sticking out by less than a millimetre! - you need to give it quite a firm push in to get it seated properly. Otherwise - all ok .

    John Brennand - Replica

    Just installed on a MacBookAir6,2 (13-inch, Early 2014).

    Was very easy.

    New iFixit battery looks great so far:

    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4922 -> 7333

    Jonathan Cross - Replica

    can you tell me which size of screwdrivers you’ve used to crack it up, please? I have the same model and size,

    hawk_lpc -

    Screw P5 Pentalobe 1.2

    Mario Verlent - Replica

    Install went flawlessly. Only challange was reattaching blue tooth antennas. Those sockets are so tiny.

    Joel Sebastian - Replica

    Installation was a little challenging at first because the instructions on this site did not perfectly match my model (late 2013 to early 2015).

    Found this video on YouTube which described the procedure perfectly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lue6lVWh...

    Also the Ifixit kit I received was well put together with everything I needed and more. The calibration went perfectly and I am very pleased. Will buy again!!

    Donald Niamath - Replica

    Gently pulled out connector of old battery, then pressed and held the power switch for 1 minute. Unscrewed and removed the old battery. Pressed and held power switch for 1 minute again. I know from previous work that this helps drain charge from spontaneous recharging as the dielectric recovers. Gently “fine tuned” leads from new battery to connector till connector stuck out at right angle to the edge of battery. Held the battery by the edges and let the connector slide into the socket. Set the battery down and put the screws in all the way. Then checked that the connector was completely seated before tightening the screws. The laptop come on immediately and showed 98% charge and registered normal (checked in “About this Mac”. Very happy to this point. Now for calibration.

    Amir Zaidi - Replica

    Thank you very much for the guilde. My MBA2011 had reborn !

    Billy Wong - Replica

    Allow for electrostatics, otherwise you may cook components on the logicboard /motherboard (like I did with one of these!)

    See great advice: Electrostatic Discharge

    Fletcher Cole - Replica

    … und wenn du eines von diesen wirklich kleinen Schräubchen vermisst: bevor du den Boden aufkehrst oder mit einem starken Magneten absuchst, schau mal am seitlichen (magnetischen) Ladekabelanschluss nach … ?

    ... and if you miss one of these really small screws: before you sweep the floor or search it with a strong magnet, take a look at the (magnetic) charging cable connection on the side … ?

    Blatt - Replica

    Fot All People ha ing trouble finding their SSD

    DONT PRESS CMD +R + POWER

    instead press

    OPTION+CMD+R +POWER

    I just installed Monterrey with WD black sn 770 SSD in m'y macbook air 2015

    Albert - Replica

  2. Inserisci le tue dita tra il display e il case inferiore e tira verso l'alto per separare il case inferiore dal MacBook Air.
    • Inserisci le tue dita tra il display e il case inferiore e tira verso l'alto per separare il case inferiore dal MacBook Air.

    • Rimuovi il case inferiore e mettilo da parte.

    There is a nub on the inside of the case which is attached to the battery. When you try to pull it open, it appears to be attached to the plastic casing of the battery, which sometimes splits. I gently unhooked the nub from the battery before removing the case fully. This seems to happen if the battery has suffered some drop damage (plastic parts broken around screws and parts of plastic frame split). Just an FYI in case your lower case doesn't pull away easily.

    Jeannie Crowley - Replica

    To add - the slim 1cm tab “nub” is on the centre of the back cover & fits into a hole in the battery frame. I ran my fingers around the whole of the cover to eventually here it click out.

    nijafe -

    When closing this back up make sure that the antenna cable is tucked away neatly

    Gabriel - Replica

    So this is a legit back cover for MacBook Air?

    ASHANTI SMITH - Replica

    What about disconnecting the battery?

    Luke Grimes - Replica

    I bought the part and tools from iFixit and followed the directions. The mechanical part went smoothly - maybe 10 minutes to disassemble/replace/reassemble.

    Getting Catalina (the current MacOS) to install was not working until I used Cmd-Opt-R (as noted in the OWC paper sheet that came in the box) which brought up the proper installer - I believe from a pre-prepared bootable SD card but it’s hard to say. From there the install succeeded taking ~1.5 hours.

    Beware that (a) the install requires a working internet connection for verification and updates, and (b) the system must have been running at least macOs 10.13 (High Sierra) before the install in order to have an EFI BIOS that recognizes the SSD.

    Lance Berc - Replica

    As noted by others, be a bit careful removing the lower case. There is an oblong black plastic locator very near the center of the lower case. Unless you gently pry the bottom cover pretty much straight up, you will break the ends off of the locater.

    BobY - Replica

    Thanks for the detailed photos. When repairing equipment, I don’t really like to disassemble plastic parts, they can be damaged, but your screenshots help a lot. For my studies, I am writing an essay comparing the reliability of laptops from various manufacturers and the complexity of their repair, maybe it will be useful for someone to check the essay for plagiarism here essay checker, when comparing different manufacturers, I understood why people love Apple so much. The minimum number of failures. Of course, repairing it in an official service is not cheap, but with the help of such detailed instructions, you can do it yourself and save a lot.

    Nexus - Replica

  3. Afferra la linguetta di estrazione in plastica trasparente attaccata al connettore della batteria e tirala verso il lato frontale dell'Air per disconnettere il pacco dalla scheda madre. Non tirare verso l'alto il connettore quando lo stacchi.
    • Afferra la linguetta di estrazione in plastica trasparente attaccata al connettore della batteria e tirala verso il lato frontale dell'Air per disconnettere il pacco dalla scheda madre.

    • Non tirare verso l'alto il connettore quando lo stacchi.

    The guide says: "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", but the battery model that I was replacing did not have a clear plastic pull tab at all...

    The battery model shown in this guide is: A1405

    I was installing battery model: A1406

    A1406 has the following connector:

    Top:

    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4122/...

    Bottom:

    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4122/...

    By looking at the bottom of the new battery I saw how it could be removed. Simply by a gentle upward movement. I very, very carefully nudged it a bit upwards using a screwdriver on the left and right side, as shown here:

    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4122/...

    It came out fairly easy, luckily!

    (And yes, I also cleaned up this MacBook before closing it again. It was a bit hairy in a literal way. Electronics and pets is not the best combination. ;-) )

    This was a great guide!

    wil - Replica

    I think you may have been reading the wrong guide by mistake.

    Looking at the various MacBook Air battery replacement guides, all of the 13" models show the connector depicted in this guide. All of the 11" models (e.g. MacBook Air 11" Mid 2012 Battery Replacement) show a connector like the one in your photos.

    shamino -

    The 13 inch's tab is a bit more difficult to reinstall than uninstall. Delicate care is needed.

    Andrew Ruble - Replica

    I agree with Andrew and Joes. I also found that the trickiest part was to pull the tap back when reinstalling the new battery. A special hint at this point in the guide would be nice.

    Alexander Kluge -

    This is the tricky part if there is one. Just pull back towards the battery and not up.

    Joe Wasser - Replica

    hello there, My macbook air does not recognize a battery connected, anymore.

    It looks like I damaged the connectors while trying to connect the battery back, although it does not look damaged. I must say, I tried a little force to squeeze the connector in the middle instead of the edge. May have damaged the connector ?

    Once, after this, the MBA recognized my battery when pressed the connectors edge to the pins on the board. However, this did not last long and my MBA does not recognize the battery anymore. Any solutions on how I can fix this ? Please help.

    Samy Palaniappan - Replica

    Had the same issue where my Macbook did not recognize the battery on the first try. I opened it back up and re-seated the connector and that fixed the problem. That particular connector does not seem to have a positive engagement. It does not appear to seat all the way down. It’s charging now and I hope it will remain stable and connected as I travel.

    Paul Tornatta - Replica

    When we were putting the new battery in, it was easier to fit the tab back on and then fit the battery in place. I had someone helping me and they held the new battery up whilst I pushed the tab in. It was quite tight, and I ended up easing it in with the tip of a screwdriver on each edge in turn.

    Shimbo - Replica

    The plastic pull tab broke off with the tiny tug I gave it (Mid-2011 Air). I just unscrewed the battery and carefully pulled out the connector when I had the extra room.

    Sam Kernot - Replica

    for my 11inch mac air [mid 2011] the connecter is connected vertically and not horizontally - so you need to pull up, not back. thanks to Will for the links to the illustrations that made that clear. Getting the connecter to release was the hardest part of the job - otherwise, it was just removing screws.

    Jim Kemper - Replica

    I had same as above you have to be very sure on your screen size as the battery disconnect looks a little different and I used the 11 inch steps on the link provided which worked perfectly! thanks

    Jim Lukens - Replica

    Successful battery change on Macbook Air 13 mid-2012.

    After screwing in the new battery, I couldn't connect it to the motherboard. I was afraid of damaging the connection and the rest of the components.

    So it seemed easier to me to unscrew the new battery, then plug it in and finally screw it back in one last time. I think that this step lacks a point of precision in terms of reassembly.

    Otherwise, it's a good tutorial, thank you very much!

    Steve Baudron - Replica

    **Note during this step how the cable flexes. With the new battery you will need to carefully bend your new connector to be able to flex in the same way, which is easier to do before you install the battery. in fact, i agree with other comments that for re-install it is easier carefully hold the battery up a bit (to keep it off the trackpad components), and install the plug as you are moving the battery up into place. This will limit the amount the cable needs to flex and take that pressure off the connector to the logic board.

    llcoreyll - Replica

    In line with some other comments, I found it helpful to connect the cable before putting the new battery into place. That way I could aim the cable straight into the receptacle, and the wires folded appropriately into their small space when I put the battery in position and screwed it down.

    Katherine Williams - Replica

  4. Rimuovi le seguenti cinque viti che tengono ancorata la batteria alla parte superiore del case:
    • Rimuovi le seguenti cinque viti che tengono ancorata la batteria alla parte superiore del case:

    • Tre viti Torx T5 da 6,3 mm

    • Due viti Torx T5 da 2,4 mm

    Les couleurs ne me semblent pas justes.

    drixe - Replica

    The screw heads are made of a soft butter like chinese metal and will easily get f*cked up. take care when reinstalling to not mess them up.

    John Hamilton - Replica

    les couleur sont justes; die rot markierten Schrauben oben und mitte sind länger als die unteren.

    I had used the P5 driver there, too (just gently put the bit into the screws and see that’ll fit.

    jmhoraze - Replica

    The battery doesn’t actually need to come out for this repair if you’re confident working in tight spaces.

    J Kemp - Replica

    Ich habe ein Problem die Schrauben von dem Akku mit dem gelieferten Schraubenzieher-Set rauszudrehen. Nur die Schraube in der Mitte konnte ich rausdrehen. Brauche ich einen anderen Schraubenzieher? Sollen die beiden Schraubenzieher aus dem mitgelieferten Set zu den Akku-Schrauben passen? Danke für eure Hilfe im Voraus! Alex

    Alex - Replica

    Ich habe das Problem gelöst! Akku ist eingebaut. Mein Mac Air läuft wieder!

    Danke!

    Alex

    Alex - Replica

  5. Quando maneggi la batteria, fai attenzione a non premere o toccare le quattro celle a polimeri di litio.
    • Quando maneggi la batteria, fai attenzione a non premere o toccare le quattro celle a polimeri di litio.

    • Alza la batteria dal lato più vicino alla scheda logica e rimuovila dalla parte superiore del case.

    • Quando installi la nuova batteria, se c'è un sottile strato di plastica sulla tua batteria sostitutiva, non cercare di rimuoverlo. È incollato alla stessa e serve a proteggere il pacco batterie quando è installato nel MacBook.

    • Se stai installando una nuova batteria, dovresti calibrarla dopo l'installazione:

    • Caricala al 100% e lasciala caricare per altre due ore. Poi, scollegala e lascia che si scarichi normalmente. Quando vedi il segnale di batteria scarica, salva tutto il tuo lavoro, e lascia che il portatile si spenga per via della batteria scarica. Aspetta almeno 5 ore, e poi ricarica il portatile ininterrottamente fino al 100%.

    • Se noti qualsiasi comportamento anomalo o problemi dopo l'installazione della nuova batteria, probabilmente dovrai resettare il SMC del MacBook.

    Quick note about the replacement battery, if you bought from iFixit and the battery sections have a thin film over them, peel them off. They're to protect the battery during transit, and if you leave them on they might cause heating issues.

    Here is a link to my question about it: Replacement battery has thin film on each section do I need to remove? plus, I just got an email from iFixit customer support that it needs to be removed.

    dpchoung - Replica

    thank you for the help! I installed the proper batt properly following the advice from here;-) Mahalo from Hawaii-

    zzzikaikazzz - Replica

    Does replacement battery for Macbook Air 13" Mid 2012 works with Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3 and up?

    Benny Forsberg - Replica

    I installed the battery (OEM Apple) for the Mac Air 2013 throygh 2015:

    1. the battery for the Mac Air 2012 throygh 2015 was stated to may have compatibility problems;

    2. lesser price;

    no problems with macOS Sierra.

    jmhoraze - Replica

    Replaced it in no time! Thank you and cheers from Slovenia (that’s the one who beat you in hockey few days ago

    Mark Ogner - Replica

    iFixit should really clarify whether the film covering each of the battery packs should or should not be removed. Based on dpchoung’s comment I removed this film. It was not obvious or easy to remove and as I was doing it I realized that maybe this was not a good idea as I was concerned the packs might be damaged in the removal process. I suspect most people don’t bother with this film. Later, clicking on the forum exchange I see conflicting advice. My guess is that the film provides added protection and has minimal impact on thermal issues. I am sorry I went through the bother of removing the film and hope no damage was done.

    Mark Young - Replica

    Ich hab’ gelesen, dass neu eingebaute Batterien kalibriert werden müssen: https://www.newertech.com/batteries/powe...

    hjsalchow - Replica

    Step 1 has an error, at least for me. I believe the 10 pentalobe screws are size P4, not P5. My Wiha P5 pentalobe screwdriver was too big for the screws, but my smaller P4 pentalobe screwdriver worked fine.

    BrianM - Replica

    Great here. Replacement was a breeze. Thanks guys.

    DanielFerrer - Replica

    Why should I wait 5 hours after draining the battery before charging it again?

    thomas.ss - Replica

    It’s part of the calibration process—leaving it dead for awhile ensures that the battery drains low enough to reset the full discharge flag in the battery management system. If you skip that part, your battery may not calibrate properly. (It’ll still work fine, but the battery’s % charge status in macOS may be unreliable and/or behave in odd ways.) If you had to skip it for some reason, you can recalibrate at any time.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    After I replaced the battery, I plugged the charger in to start calibration and the computer started by itself. As soon as this happened I turned it off. Can this be an issue?

    How do I know the battery is 100% charged?

    Thank you

    tobias.a94 - Replica

    It might be obvious to most people, but no mention of plugging in the battery connector when installing the new battery. I missed that part at first. Overall great instructions and finished quickly.

    Staci Thompson - Replica

    It went well, thank you. One comment though, I prefer to put the connector back before installing the new battery since the cable is not flexible enough.

    ricochapuis - Replica

    Replaced my new battery for a mid 2011 MacBook Air but now the battery icon says it’s not charging

    Mike Bridgewater - Replica

    how do i dispose of the old battery responsibly?

    Jonathan Peters - Replica

    +1 curious about this. Should be added to the guide

    Travis Todd -

    Why shouldn’t I touch the lithium polymer cells? Is that on removal, too? Is it dangerous for me or just the battery (like getting finger oils on a halogen bulb)? Would it be beneficial to wear thin latex gloves?

    Andrew Greenseid - Replica

    After Installation my MacBook does not start, but there are peep tones 3x in a row and this repeats until I press power for few seconds. Any clue what this could be?

    b.winkler343 - Replica

    Installation was very easy. Works perfect for me and battery is now fully charged and running.

    Andreas Otte - Replica

    Installation was a breeze thanks to your tips.

    KAT VELASQUEZ - Replica

    Easy. Now onward with the rest of the calibration.

    Thx

    G J L - Replica

    When placing the new battery in, reconnect it first before screwing into place.

    Owen Moseley - Replica

    The battery film issue. The film pictured in the guide covers each individual battery. The guide also states it is glued on. My iFixit replacement battery had a different kind of film that covered the whole battery module. It was not precise fit and was loosely stuck on rather than permanently glued. It was obviously the kind that is used to protect from scratches in packaging/shipping. It peeled off easily with no residue. My conclusion is the warning is meant for film on individual batteries. For the iFixit one I received, the film was meant to be peeled.

    Kasey Speakman - Replica

    I have installed the battery replacement for a MBA Mid 2012 and it’s working, but the battery temperature is somehow stuck at around 26 degree Celsius. Even if you do a stresstest with 27 Watt the temperature is falling from 26.25 to 26,15. So it ssems to me that the temperature measurement isn’t correct. In other MBA Mid 2012 with original Battery the temperature range is from ambient to 41 degree.

    Don’t know if the wrong temperature has an impact on the lifetime of the battery, as the battery controller should limit currents according to temperature.

    Robert Schmidt - Replica

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My Mid 2012 doesn't have any plastic on the battery connector. Near to impossible to remove it.

marcus - Replica

Mine did. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Arlen Abraham -

Worked flawlessly on my MBA. Installed in 5 minutes. Coconut Battery now reports 6801 mAh on a design capacity of 6700 mah. That's an improvement as my old battery was clocking a meager 61% of design capacity (i.e., 4087) after 371 cycles.

Easy. Perfect replacement.

ldm - Replica

I tried to opened it and I failed. The screw doesn't work well. Worst idea ever!

etiennelafrance7 - Replica

Very easy. I bought the "A-Stock" battery. It came at a max charge of 6300mAh (max of 6700) -- decent. But within 2 weeks dropped down to a max of around 4,000 mAh. I'm thinking that I should have spent the extra $10 and bought the new battery. (I am using the Coconut Battery App.)

gvr4 - Replica

Update -- after about a month with the A-Stock battery, I got the "Service Battery" warning, but it did not stay -- disappeared after a while. Strange behavior. I would not recommend buying anything but a new battery based on this experience.

gvr4 - Replica

I'm wondering if you may be seeing a calibration issue. Batteries in Apple products can (generally) be recalibrated by draining them as much as possible (e.g. start playing a video or doing something else that will draw a lot of power and prevent it from going to sleep, letting it run until the OS does a battery-empty shutdown) then charge it to 100% without using the computer (e.g. leave the lid closed and the charger attached until the charger's light changes from orange to green.) Maybe repeat the cycle one or two times if you think it will help (although it should only be necessary to do this once.)

It wouldn't surprise me if a new battery needs recalibration after installation.

shamino -

Guide was perfect. Saw several other guides mention T5 screws for back cover. This guide was correct with the 5-point Pentalobes. Got the iFixIt 54-bit driver set. Worked perfectly. Bit disappointed that CoconutBattery reports the battery is capable of 98% charge (6583/6700mAh) but I can live with that vs. the 48% on old battery. Thanks for the guide and parts.

lostvincy - Replica

The guide was great, the supplied screwdrivers worked, everything was where it was supposed to be (e.g. the plastic handle on the battery connector) - I was done in 10 minutes. Everything as advertised.

My batter was new, 6812 mAh.

Jan van Rendek - Replica

Straightforward guide, completed in about 20 mins. The new battery reports 6746 mAh. Many thanks.

Matt - Replica

Thanks for the guide! Worked perfectly and easily.

mathiasklang - Replica

Great guide.

If you have the correct screwdriver you'll have no problems.

Completed in 8 minutes.

This is one of the easy replacements on a 13" MacBook Air (Mid 2012)

andrew - Replica

Be gentle when screwing in the replacement battery!!

I used little force but the corner plastic snapped and cracked...

Dennis - Replica

The screws have been treated with thread-locking compound. The exterior, case screws have been treated with particularly tenacious compound, which means it will take markedly more torque to unscrew them than the proper torque for screwing them in. When loosening and tightening the case screws be sure to have the driver well seated and aligned perpendicular to the head in both planes or you may bung up the heads.

For both interior (battery) screws and exterior (case) screws, don't assume that how hard you needed to twist to loosen them is how hard you should tighten them.

Jeff Morrow - Replica

Installation was a breeze but now my battery % is on 87% for 4+ hours (where it was on the old battery) and when I unplug MagSafe power shuts off immediately. Any help appreciated.

jeffmorris - Replica

Jeffmorris, try getting coconut battery and looking at the health of the battery, if its not the battery could be a larger issue. Sorry!

Ben -

I replaced my wife's battery with this guide and it was a breeze, it's taking forever to charge though, maybe it's balance charging?

Matt beausoleil - Replica

Thank you so much for the guide, super easy diy. getting the right screwdriver was quite an adventure but the repair took less than 10 minutes. If the battery works as advertised I will have an almost new macbook to work with.

thanks again.

epi - Replica

Hello! I did this for my MacBook Air 13" mid 2012 and everything's fine. I'm charging it right know to the fullest. It's my first time that I open a MacBook and this guide worked perfect for it. I hope it keeps this way. Greetings from Mexico and keep the awesome work!

Oscar - Replica

I have successfully replaced my MBA Mid2012 battery.

The instructions worked like charm... Kudos.....

Keep up the good work and much appreciated.

I ordered the battery from Amazon :-http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012BZM...

Gaurav Sood - Replica

I had dropped my Mac Air on a tile floor and it would only boot up when plugged in. If the magnetic connector was jiggled the computer would shut down. Not fun! I taped the connector to the computer but even so, it would easily shut down unless handled like a case of eggs. Bought the pentalobe screwdriver from Ifixit. Had the back off in a flash. Gave the plastic tab on the battery connector a little push. Felt it click back into place. Replaced the back. Battery now working again. Thanks! Saved a trip to the Apple Store and probably a lot of cash.

michael - Replica

Worked flawlessly on a Mid-2012 MBA -- my old battery was almost completely bailed out, followed this guide with a new battery and the P5 + T5 screwdrivers (both ordered from here) and had everything up and running in under 15 minutes. Much obliged!

Rabi Alam - Replica

As easy as pie, now my wife Macbook Air have new battery with cycle = 0 :).

Sang Le - Replica

Cheers to those who put this tutorial up. Followed the steps, worked perfectly!

Point to note:

The very end of these pentalobe screwdrivers can be very thin and sometimes a weak/cheap metal is used to make them.

IF you're pentalobe screwdriver "strips" at the head (NOT the screw itself) as you're taking out the screws, don't worry, give the very tip (straight-on mind-you) a quick pass in front of a grinder or hasp to in order to remove the rounded off edges and make it flat again!

Worked like a charm for me.

Again thanks for the advice!

M

matschraeder - Replica

Fast delivery of tools and replacement battery, easy installation, perfect guide! Thanks a lot, MacBook Air is alive again, yippiieeeh!

Benjamin Becker - Replica

Super easy, 5 min and done. Cheers.

Relte - Replica

Great Guide very easy to follow. Quick 10 Minute job. Thanks.

JNoles - Replica

Guide worked great! I bought an Anker battery off Amazon. I've had good luck with Anker external batteries. It cost more than some of the other brands but still 2/3 of what Apple would charge. The battery came with two sets of tools: the Torx and Pentalobe drivers. Was surprised at how tiny the screws were but the tools are magnetic and the screws stuck well to them.

James Deibele - Replica

https://youtu.be/9Z8Cs8StHPw

I created a video for how to do this if you need more help!

petergharib - Replica

Spot on guide. Quick, accurate, and took 5 mins

Martin Hampton - Replica

Super clear and spot on! Did it in 5-10 minutes, and added a suggested time of 10 minutes to the guide.

Nhan Nguyen - Replica

As advertised, completed this is 5 minutes. Great result now sitting up at 7369mAh, up from 3742mAh. Great fix!

Ben - Replica

The guide worked perfectly for me. The plastic tab broke off of the new battery but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. The entire operation took about 15 - 20 minutes. Thanks!!

Jeri Jones - Replica

Perfect guide. Bought the part from iFixit and installed in under 5 minutes. Well worth the effort.

After any hardware installation, even minor ones like this, its worth running the Apple Hardware Test to ensure you didn't forget anything or nothing is misbehaving. While booting, hold down the D key and follow the prompts. Good 5 minutes to check everything is ok.

Ben - Replica

Easy-peasy. If you have the 2 tools/drivers and the battery you should be able to complete the replacement in less than 30 minutes (without any prior experience).

You may have to reset the date and time on your laptop afterwards, you'll know when you cannot access Google and other servers because your clock time/date is way different from the server time.

Great job.

bernie - Replica

Thank you, super easy. No problems occurred. Job was done in 10 minutes.

arnoldhoogenkamp - Replica

Awesome, guide. Took me less than 15 min. Extremely easy and now I have the proper tools for future repairs.

Stephen Rouse - Replica

The instructions was super easy to follow. I was able to replace the battery myself saving me hundreds of dollars.

nawaazish.n - Replica

Excellent guide that was easy to follow and left no unwanted surprises. Never opened a MacBook air (A1466) before so all new to me and had no trouble at all. I bought a new Hasess A1405 battery (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016...) which came with the necessary screwdrivers that worked fine. They were magnetised, as mentioned by another commenter, which was really handy as the screws are very small. The battery was sold as a 6800mAh/50Wh but the system information (Power) was showing it as 7188mAh which was a very pleasant surprise. Mine is a mid 2012 MBA and has the plastic tab on the old battery (and new battery) so pulling out horizontally, not vertically, worked like a treat. Interestingly, in response to comments about battery holes not lining up or breaking, my apple battery had broken 2 clips which left bits of plastic in the case that I needed to pick out before fitting the new battery. It didn't cause a problem to the operation of my MBA. Thanks!

Dave Denton - Replica

5 minutes. Very easy. Thanks!

Szymon B - Replica

Excellent guide. Product arrived quickly. Installed in 15min at a slow careful pace. Back up an running. Thank You !

David Parsons - Replica

While reversing the guide and installing the battery the plastic connector was frustratingly hard to connect to the logic board, but the guide is good in itself. It took me about 25-30 minutes, but I am finicky and overly careful. If your laptop is especially old, I would suggest having a can of air on hand.

Andrew Ruble - Replica

My battery gave a failed signal for a while, and then it began working again. This happened after the first cycle. MagSafe2 stayed completely green--rather than going to amber; a reboot and replug caused it to fix itself -- it will probably happen again, unfortunately...

Andrew Ruble - Replica

Great guide. Should be rated "easy". With only 15 screws and a connector, no adhesives, no flex cables or flimsy clips, this battery is basically user-replaceable.

idmadj - Replica

Just great !

drixe - Replica

Great, replaced within 25 minutes, including a thorough blowing off dust while having it open. Might do a complete empty-full cycle for calibration to be sure.

Lutz Zimmmermann - Replica

Thanks! Just changed my battery out. Thought it was going to be complicated. You gave me the confidence to do it myself, instead of paying apple 129 bucks and waiting 3-4 days, plus the hassle of setting up a geek squad appt.

jakebrub - Replica

Good guide, thank you. What should I do with the old battery? Where can I dispose of it?

Henry Fitzgerald - Replica

Good question. I'm going to give it to a electronic shop if possible.

Daniel -

For any future Fixers out there wondering what to do with their old battery: iFixit always recommends recycling. You can find a battery recycling facility near you by using this nifty site here: https://www.call2recycle.org/locator/. Just enter your zip code and it will show you available drop-off locations.

Kadan Sharpe -

I understand this is an old comment now, but this website only works in the US. It would be great if there were some international options available too.

Henry Fitzgerald -

Hey, I just finished changing my MacBook Air 13" mid 2012 battery myself and it was a piece of vegan cake. This helped a lot. I had no problems with the manual/guide. I just had some screws issues like the screws were worned out. Overall, these steps were easy to follow. I hear that batteries that are not original would kill the mother board or another part in about 2 months so I hope not. I will try to check back on this thread later to keep y'all posted. Today is 07/25/17, I would like to post another note on 09/26/17 and say it still works. I saved money and would recommend doing things yourself if possible. Again, thank you.

Daniel - Replica

Worked as advertised. Thanks a bunch!

GuyfromRI - Replica

Does this replacement battery for Macbook Air 13" Mid 2012 works with Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3 and up?

Benny Forsberg - Replica

I follow your tutorial.

But i have a problem.

The mac won’t boot. I try, connect/reconnect battery (also old battery), check the cable, reset SMC.

But nothing. What’s appen?

Lo Stanzio - Replica

easy procedure. unfortunately the battery i received from ifixit did not sit flush with the case causing the track pad to bulge out at the bottom of the diving board. i found another battery on amazon (CMP brand) which addressed this fitment issue.

pao lor - Replica

Had same issue however I was able to tighten the trackpad screw as a fix.

mumahag -

Fantastic guide, the different colored circles for different sized screws was super helpful! Thanks!

Sam Holtman - Replica

Super easy after 4 pints of beer.

Chad - Replica

Great guide!

the process is really easy. Just do not forget to buy the TWO SCREWDRIVERS! T5 and P5. The screws on the cover need the P and on the battery itself the T.

luis

Luis nunes - Replica

Excellent guide.

Some things to watch out for. When removing the original battery the power cable may not flex enough to clear the connection housing on the logic board. No worries, just release it with a slight pull then remove the 5 screws holding the battery assembly and gently pull out while guiding the cable from the housing in the logic board.

When installing , guide the connector into the housing and press gently to engage the pins. You don’t have the fully seat the power connector yet. There is enough flex in the cable to align and seat the battery and insert the securing screws. As detailed before, don’t overtighten theses screws or you’ll break the ears on the battery (like was done at the factory on my MBA!)

once the battery was secure I used a plastic spudger to fully seat the power cable connector.. be patient and keep pushing gently until FULLY seated this way you won’t have to reopen the Mac to seat the connector!

I pressed the power button and , booom! The Air booted right up!

sweet

Lynn Cox - Replica

Excellent guide. I installed the replacement battery bought on iFixit EU store (had got already the P5 and T5 screwdrivers). System Report says full charge capacity 7200 mAh, Fully charged now at 7134 mAh and still slowly increasing. Let’s see after a full discharge and SMC reset what this figures will be.

Claudio Dalla Vecchia - Replica

Replacement was easy, thanks to this guide.

Has anyone experienced a loose and rattling trackpad? I’ve read that some old batteries expand and push on the trackpad. With a newer and thus slimmer battery, there’s left some room?

Gerrit - Replica

Battery arrived quickly and the repair was straightforward and fast. One screwdriver worked for all screws. MBA 2012 working great!

Jaime Hovey - Replica

These directions were fantastically clear and made replacing my dud of a battery far less intimidating. I did have a moment of fleeting panic when I my do-do brain didn’t read explicit INSTALLATION instructions, just REMOVAL instructions, but of course common sense correctly dictated to reverse the steps. (Swoo!) Made all the easier by ordering the repair kit; saved hundreds of dollars and the hassle of going to an Apple store (in itself worth the 90 or so bucks!).

Mary McCarthy - Replica

Thank you for this tutorial, no problem to change the battery. But clear plastic covers are stuck on the elements of the battery, must we keep them?

Merci pour ce tutoriel, aucun problème pour changer la batterie. Mais des caches en plastique transparent sont collés sur les éléments de la batterie, faut-il les garder ?

Jean-Pierre Philippe - Replica

Hi Jean-Pierre Philippe,

Please do not remove the plastic covers. They are heavily glued onto the battery and protect the battery from punctures. Removing them may strip off the battery pack’s covering.

Arthur Shi -

Greetings! The IFixit replacement battery arrived 2 days after I ordered it. The instructions were very clear and the replacement took less than 20 minutes. Thanks for a good product and customer support!

paul naecker - Replica

Excellent instructions as usual - my MacBook Air was back online in less than 30 minutes. Perfect! Thanks a lot!

Michael Hengherr - Replica

Bonjour, nous venons de faire la manipulation mais une alarme surgis dès que l’on souhaite rallumer l’ordinateur… savez vous à quoi ca correspond ?

ma_benke - Replica

The easiest process ever! Great simple instructions. Now how do I dispose of the old one?

Leticia Acosta - Replica

I’v easily replaced battery following the instructions, but then the trackpad click was loose and noisy.

Tightening a screw solved the issue, now everything is fine: Why is my trackpad making a rattling noise after replacing battery?

guido_brasletti - Replica

Good guide. Only thing I would add is insert the little battery connector tab first before pressing and screwing everything down. Might make connecting it a little easier.

Howarthjt - Replica

Can’t believe how straightforward this was. I read this guide carefully, along with all comments… then checked YouTube for a video guide, just so there was a step-by-step on the battery install. I used this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOJKy7xV...

— But all told, it took me 10-15 minutes max? I’ve cried doing Comcast cable modem self-installs… so would genuinely rank this as easy.

Some tips:

1. Do as a commenter above indicates, and put the plastic tab of your new battery in before screwing in the whole battery. On the tab, you press it in with your fingernails; the click is tangible. You will feel it fit in.

2. Don’t neglect to properly calibrate your battery once the install is complete.

3. Consider installing the Coconut Battery app to monitor the calibration.. and as your go to battery monitor.

Grateful customer - Replica

Hi there I replaced my battery but my mac is too slow however i use the same battery model please help!!!!

Farazmordi22@icloud.com

Faraz - Replica

15 minutes was enough :)

Air 13” Mid 2012

Ihor Chumak - Replica

Good battery! Mine came from the Euroshop with 7834mAh during to coconutBattery :)

andreas992011 - Replica

Extremely easy to follow. Easy and fast installation. Thank you very much for the tutorial. The 5 steps to replace the battery of my MacBook Air mid-2012 were OK.

Mireia Leon - Replica

Thank you for these instructions. 61yo female here and I did it in 15 min. from start to finish.

Biggest challenge is holding onto the little screws. I had 4 separate little bowls to put them in as they came out and that helped.

Only thing I would change is more guidance about inserting the battery tab to the laptop connector. It didn’t “snap” in so felt a bit unsure about the connection. Just pushed it in as far as it would go and it seems to have worked.

I also magnetized my screwdriver to help hold onto the little screws. That helped too.

Anne Walch - Replica

Wenn man das Werkzeug hat, dann ist das brutalst einfach! 10 Minuten Arbeit.

fkluss - Replica

This is an incredibly easy repair. It definitely took less than 15 minutes. The main thing is to have the proper tools. If you don’t have a pentalobe screwdriver for the bottom case screws, or if you don’t have the right size torx screwdriver for the battery then the repair will be impossible. Be sure to order the correct pentalobe and torx screwdrivers, if you don’t already have them, before you begin.

feinberj - Replica

Replacement was flawless. The instructions were great. Still wondering about the plastic on the cells, though. All in all, though, a great job teaching me how to do this.

Russ Milam - Replica

Replacement was very easy - still:

Better put the connector back before installing the new battery - the cable is not very flexible.

U. Hahn - Replica

Used this to replace a client’s battery before teaching myself to factory reset it and get it setup again for their partner. Appreciate the well-written guide with solid graphics. Thank you.

SparkWorx - Replica

How many hours takes for first 100% charge?

samg76 - Replica

Just replaced the battery and the instructions were flawless. I spent more time with a can of air blowing out the dust that had accumulated than the battery replacement procedure. The replacement was very quick and easy. Connecting the new battery plug took a tiny bit of finessing as I wanted to make sure I plugged in directly at the angle of the receptacle. I used the flat edge of the ‘spudger’ tool to help align and guide the plug properly.

Atticus Rotoli - Replica

The screws on the inside of the computer were super flimsy so I ordered new ones to install with the new battery. iFixit’s toolkit and explanation above was great though!

Abel DeAndreis Colina - Replica

MId 2012 mac air. Instructions were seamless! Thank you! Apple store rejected the replacement saying that after 8 years a product is deemed unusable. What type of environmental BS is that? So far so good, will have 7,004 mha with this new battery which is an improvement over the original one of 6,500

Simon Dang - Replica

I purchased a “new” battery for my mid-2012 MacBook Air from iFixIt a few weeks ago and installed it a soon after it arrived. I followed all of the steps in the guide above, calibrated the battery (2 times), and reset the SMC and PRAM/NVRAM as instructed. However, the battery monitor is still reporting “Service Recommended” and the battery discharges really quickly (2-3 hours, at most, on a fully charged battery). CoconutBattery reports that the battery has only 7 cycles but states that the MacOS Battery Status as “Fair”. Not quite sure what else to do, but could it be a bad unit from iFixIt? Any hep or advice would be greatly appreciated!

markfredriksen - Replica

I have installed the battery replacement for a MBA Mid 2012 and it’s working, but the battery temperature is somehow stuck at around 26 degree Celsius. Even if you do a stresstest with 27 Watt the temperature is falling from 26.25 to 26,15. So it seems to me that the temperature measurement isn’t correct. In other MBA Mid 2012 with original Battery the temperature range is from ambient to 41 degree.

Don’t know if the wrong temperature has an impact on the lifetime of the battery, as the battery controller should limit currents according to temperature.

Robert Schmidt - Replica

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