A1465 Top Case for 2012 Apple MacBook Air 11”
Used OEM 100% Original Apple Part. Tested. Fully Functional. 661-6629, 069-8221-A
Tested Using The Latest Industry Standard Hardware Diagnostic Methods.
Professionally Removed From, Actual MacBook Air Unit.
1 – Full Top Case Keyboard/Trackpad/Mic/ Palm-rest 661-6629, 069-8221-A
Apple Part #: 661-6629
Printed Part #: 069-8221-A
- 11″ MacBook Air A1465
MacBookAir5,1 Mid 2012 – MD223LL/A (1.7 GHz Core i5)
Mid 2012 – MD224LL/A (1.7 GHz Core i5)
Mid 2012 – MD224LL/A (2.0 GHz Core i7)
- Gather necessary tools: Precision screwdrivers, spudger, and plastic pry tool.
- Power down the MacBook Air and remove the bottom case.
- Disconnect the battery and all the cables
- Using screws driver Remove the display assembly, keyboard, Logic board and other parts.
- Remove the old top case by disconnecting cables and then connectors.
- Install the replacement top case and connect all cables and connectors.
- Reinstall the other components, including the display body and keyboard.
- Reconnect the battery, replace the bottom case, and finally power on the MacBook Air to ensure everything is working properly.
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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