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MacBook Air 13" Early 2014 Fan Replacement

Replace the Fan in your MacBook Air 13" Early 2014.

Use this guide to replace the fan.

Passo 1 Fan  ¶ 

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

Passo 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.

Passo 2  ¶ 

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

Passo 2  ¶ 

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

Passo 3  ¶ 

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

Passo 3  ¶ 

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

  • One 5.4 mm T5 Torx screw

  • One 3.3 mm T5 Torx screw

  • One 4.6 mm T5 Torx screw with a short head

Passo 4  ¶ 

Lift the fan from the I/O board side and pull it free from the upper case. Removing the fan will also disconnect the fan ribbon cable. Be careful not to snag it.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Lift the fan from the I/O board side and pull it free from the upper case.

  • Removing the fan will also disconnect the fan ribbon cable. Be careful not to snag it.