I/O Audio Board Cable A1465 for Apple MacBook Air 11” 2013-2015


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Macbook Audio I/O Cable A1465, 923-0431, 821-1721-A

I/O Audio Board Cable for Apple MacBook Air 11” A1465 2013-2015   #923-0431


Used OEM 100% Original Apple Part. Tested. Fully Functional.
Tested Using The Latest Industry Standard Hardware Diagnostic Methods.
Professionally Removed From, Actual MacBook Air Unit.




Apple Part #: 923-0431
Printed Part #: 821-1721-A


  • 11″ MacBook Air A1465
    Mid 2013 MD711LL/A 1.3 i5 923-0431, 821-1721-A
    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 MJVM2LL/A  2.2 i7
    Early 2015 MJVP2LL/A 1.6 i5
    Early 2015 MJVP2LL/A 2.2 i7

How do I replace the IO audio board cable on my MacBook?

Replacing the IO audio USB board cable on a 2012 MacBook Air can be a delicate process, so it’s important to take your time and follow the steps carefully.

  1. Turn off your MacBook Air and unplug it from the power source.
  2. Remove the screws that hold the bottom cover in place. These screws are located on the back of the MacBook Air and around the edges.
  3. Carefully remove the bottom cover to access the inside of the laptop.
  4. Locate the IO audio USB board cable. It’s a flat cord that connects the IO audio USB board to the logic board.
  5. Gently remove the cable by carefully disconnecting it from both ends.
  6. Insert the replacement IO audio USB board cable into the appropriate connectors on both the IO audio USB board and the logic board.
  7. Carefully reassemble the MacBook Air by replacing the bottom cover and tightening the screws.
  8. Turn on the laptop and test the functionality of the new IO audio USB board cable.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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Macbook Audio I/O Cable A1465, 923-0431, 821-1721-A

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Weight 0.96 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 1 in

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