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    How disassemble the motherboard from a MacBook Air 11'' A1370 ?

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    How disassemble the motherboard from a MacBook Air 11'' A1370 ?
    Hi everyone,

    I need some help to extract the mainboard from a 11-inches MacBook Air A1370 (year 2011).

    I removed all the small black screws that I could see, the motherboard remains fixed, like if it was pasted.

    Also, on each side are two black plastic parts that I cannot remove.

    Can someone tell what I missed ?

    Thanks a lot.

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    How disassemble the motherboard from a MacBook Air 11'' A1370 ?
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    Have a look here ....

    MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Repair - iFixit

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    How disassemble the motherboard from a MacBook Air 11'' A1370 ?

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    Thank you McBie, those tutorials are very well done.

    For the logic board, the direct link is :
    MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Logic Board Replacement - iFixit

    I believe I did all what above tutorial tells, but Step 24 remains impossible for me.
    It's like the logic board is screwed from behind near the location of the processor (aka the green chip).

    It also looks like screwed from behind near the screen connector ; I cannot move it.

    Is there a glue or some "chewing gum"-like plastomer behind the logic board ?

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    How disassemble the motherboard from a MacBook Air 11'' A1370 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grink View Post
    I believe I did all what above tutorial tells, but Step 24 remains impossible for me.
    It's like the logic board is screwed from behind near the location of the processor (aka the green chip).

    It also looks like screwed from behind near the screen connector ; I cannot move it.

    Is there a glue or some "chewing gum"-like plastomer behind the logic board ?
    ifixit.com usually puts together very detailed & accurate disassembly procedures. If the logic board still seems to be attached at step 24...more it's very likely something was not removed on a previous step.

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    How disassemble the motherboard from a MacBook Air 11'' A1370 ?

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    Thank you pigoo3. The "glue" was some dried orange juice ;-)

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    How disassemble the motherboard from a MacBook Air 11'' A1370 ?
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    Thank you pigoo3. The "glue" was some dried orange juice ;-)
    Now we know why you had to remove the logic board!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Now we know why you had to remove the logic board!
    I hope that the logic board is not the part being salvaged. I'm assuming the orange juice fried it. Or maybe it was being removed for a replacement part.

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