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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the USB-C board in a 2019 MacBook Air.

  1. Before starting this procedure, you should disable your Mac's Auto Boot feature. Auto Boot powers on your Mac when you open the lid, and may be accidentally triggered during disassembly. Use this guide to disable Auto Boot.
    • Before starting this procedure, you should disable your Mac's Auto Boot feature. Auto Boot powers on your Mac when you open the lid, and may be accidentally triggered during disassembly. Use this guide to disable Auto Boot.

    • If your MacBook is running Big Sur v11.1 or later, disabling Auto Boot may not work. You can proceed normally, but make sure to disconnect the battery as soon as you're inside.

    • Completely power off and unplug your MacBook Air before you start. Close the display and flip the entire laptop upside-down.

    • Use a P5 driver to remove the following screws:

    • Two 7.9 mm screws

    • Two 7.1 mm screws

    • Six 2.6 mm screws

  2. Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.
    • Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.

    • Remove the lower case.

  3. Peel back the tape covering the battery connector enough to reveal the connector underneath.
    • Peel back the tape covering the battery connector enough to reveal the connector underneath.

  4. Use a spudger to slide the battery connector parallel to the logic board and out of its socket on the logic board. Use a spudger to slide the battery connector parallel to the logic board and out of its socket on the logic board.
    • Use a spudger to slide the battery connector parallel to the logic board and out of its socket on the logic board.

  5. Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 1.4 mm screws securing the USB-C connector bracket. Remove the USB-C connector bracket.
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 1.4 mm screws securing the USB-C connector bracket.

    • Remove the USB-C connector bracket.

  6. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the USB-C cable connector up and out of its socket on the logic board. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the USB-C cable connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the USB-C cable connector up and out of its socket on the logic board.

  7. Use a T4 Torx driver to remove the two 2.9 mm screws securing the USB-C board.
    • Use a T4 Torx driver to remove the two 2.9 mm screws securing the USB-C board.

  8. Remove the USB-C board.
    • Remove the USB-C board.

Conclusion

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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I bought a new Macbook air in 2019 but I didn’t open it until September of 2020. While activating and upgrade the operating system. My laptop shows a dying battery. Eventually, it is not powering up or startup at all. I want to pay it off before I use it and I am not aware of the warranty beginning on the same day I placed the order with BestBuy. I replaced the battery from eBay and didn’t work. Now I am stuck with a brick that I don’t know what to do with it. Replacing the USB c port resolves the problem of no power at all?

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