Hardware

Apple MacBook Air Teardown (13-inch 2010)

Left-side circuit board connector

Before removing the fan, you'll need to detach both ends of a thin ribbon cable that connects the small, left-side circuit board to the main logic board. This smaller board contains the MagSafe power port, one of the unit's two USB ports, and the headphone jack.

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