Bottom Case Cover P5 Screws – Apple MacBook Air 11″- A1465 / A1370 – 2010 to 2015 Models
New MacBook Screws A1370
2 X P5 Pentalobe screws – 7.9mm A1370
8 X P5 Pentalobe screws – 2.5mm
1 – 10x BOTTOM CASE SCREWS
- 11″ MacBook Air A1370
Late 2010 MC505LL/A 1.4 GHz 2 Duo)
Late 2010 MC506LL/A 1.4 GHz 2 Duo)
Late 2010 MC506LL/A 1.6 GHz 2 Duo)
Mid 2011 MC968LL/A 1.6 GHz i5)
Mid 2011 MC969LL/A 1.6 GHz i5)
Mid 2011 MC969LL/A 1.8 GHz i7)
- 11″ MacBook Air A1465
Mid 2012 MD223LL/A 1.7 i5)
Mid 2012 MD224LL/A 1.7 i5)
Mid 2012 MD224LL/A 2.0 i7)
Mid 2013 MD711LL/A 1.3 i5)
Mid 2013 MD712LL/A 1.3 i5)
Mid 2013 MD712LL/A 1.7 i7)
Early 2014 MD711LL/B 1.4 i5)
Early 2014 MD712LL/B 1.4 i5)
Early 2014 MD712LL/B 1.7 i7)
Early 2015 MJVM2LL/A 1.6 i5)
Early 2015 MJVP2LL/A 1.6 i5)
The bottom case cover of the MacBook Air A1465 is secured by pentalobe screws, commonly referred to as P5 screws. These screws are a proprietary type of screw that require a specialized screwdriver to remove. Unlike standard Phillips head screws, which can be removed with a basic screwdriver, P5 screws require a P5 pentalobe screwdriver. It’s important to use the correct screwdriver to avoid damaging the screws or the bottom case cover. When replacing the bottom case cover, make sure to use the correct P5 screws and to tighten them to the appropriate torque.
Required Tools For Apple 11″ MacBook Air, A1465 Family Repairs:
Note: Before you begin, make sure to drain you laptop battery completely by keeping it on till it dies. Then, unplug your power adapter, and disconnect the battery before performing any repair and always wear safety glasses & anti-static nitrile gloves.
- Pentalobe screwdriver (P5): The bottom case uses a proprietary type of screw called a Pentalobe screw. This type of speciality screwdriver is required in removing the bottom case and begin the repair.
- Torx screwdriver (T4, T5): Speciality Torx bits are needed to remove the screws that hold the MacBook components such as the I/O Boar, MagSafe, Audio Board, fans, trackpad, Battery and more.
- Torx screwdriver (T8): A T8 Torx screwdriver is also needed to remove the screws that hold the LCD Hinges in place, this is needed to remove and replace the LCD assembly on the A1465.
- Spudger: A spudger is a tool that helps you pry apart parts of the MacBook Pro without damaging them, you’ll need a spudger to disconnect the various cables and connectors inside the 11″ MacBook Air A1465.
- Tweezers: Some of the connectors inside the MacBook Air A1465 are very small, you’ll need a pair of tweezers to disconnect and reconnect them.
Note: Disassembling a MacBook Pro can be challenging, it’s important to be very careful to avoid damaging the delicate components inside. If you’re not comfortable performing this type of repair, it’s best to take your MacBook Pro to a professional.
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