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Cracking Open the Apple MacBook Air (2011 11-inch)

Cracking Open the Apple MacBook Air (2011 11-inch): 5-point petalobe tamper-resistant screws

As on the 2010 MacBook Air and some iPhone 4's, Apple used tamper-resistant pentalobe screws on the 2011 Air's bottom cover. Using a small Phillips I was able to remove the screws, but not without damaging one of the screws beyond future use. I'll be looking for replacement screws before reassembling this laptop.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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