Many people wonder why manufacturers with huge funds cannot release a model with high-speed physical parameters. For example, weighing about a kilogram, 15-20 mm thick, etc. One of the reasons is the difficulty of creating small elements with good heat dissipation characteristics. One of the best performance/size compromises is the Apple MacBook Air. This laptop has a very sophisticated cooling system, which, however, still needs to be cleaned. Below you will see how to carry out maintenance work on your MacBook Air.
In this MacBook Air, we will clean the cooling system. The process is somewhat more complicated than that of other Apple laptop models. The tricky part is that the MacBook Air has so many screws in the trickiest places around the MacBook Air.
Now let’s start parsing the Macbook air. Turn the case upside down and unscrew all the screws around the perimeter as shown in the photo.
Lift the bottom cover (you may need to move it in different directions to unhook the latches). Now you can see the screws that will need to be unscrewed to achieve our goal.
In order to secure further analysis of the Macbook air, we will first unscrew the screws from the battery. It is also necessary to peel off the adhesive tape tightly attached to the battery and the Apple macbook air case.
Now we disconnect this cable from the motherboard of our Air.
Now let’s move on to the hard drive. A Samsung SSD is installed here. Due to their high cost at the beginning of production, these drives were installed only on the most expensive laptops. This is exactly what the Macbook air is. You will need to disconnect two cables from the bottom of the cooler of the cooling system.
Next, we disconnect another wire running along the hard drive.
Now unscrew the two screws along the top of the SSD. Notice that the screw on the right has a plastic wifi wire holder.
Now you can remove the hard drive.
Let’s move on to the cooling system. First, disconnect the wire from the cooler to the motherboard.
Now we pick up the plastic with some object and put it aside.
To remove the cooling system, you must unscrew the screws shown in the photo.
Here’s a miniature cooling system for your macbook air.
It is necessary to update the thermal grease on the laptop chips so that they do not overheat and fail. First, of course, you need to remove the remnants of the old thermally conductive paste.
This is how “easy” you can clean the cooling system of your MacBook Air.
This procedure should be carried out once a year and your MacBook will last much longer.