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


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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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Have a look here ....

MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Repair - iFixit

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