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s2dio
Apr 23, 2011, 01:26 PM
Hello everybody.

I have a question about putting the bottom case (plate) back.

Is there a special (or recommended) order to put the screws in to ensure that the bottom case is properly aligned? To avoid wobbling, creaking etc.

Maybe there is some kind of a "service manual" for the Air 2010? (there used to be one for the original Air).



BigBeast
Apr 23, 2011, 01:29 PM
Hello everybody.

I have a question about putting the bottom case (plate) back.

Is there a special (or recommended) order to put the screws in to ensure that the bottom case is properly aligned? To avoid wobbling, creaking etc.

Maybe there is some kind of a "service manual" for the Air 2010? (there used to be one for the original Air).

ifixit.com.

'Nuff said.

s2dio
Apr 23, 2011, 01:31 PM
ifixit.com.

'Nuff said.

sorry, I should have mentioned that I've checked ifixit.com, and they have no specific directions on that. All they say is "Remove the following ten screws: Two 9 mm Torx Plus screws, Eight 2.6 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws. To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order."

bally555
Apr 23, 2011, 01:52 PM
This is what you are looking for. I took a screen shot from the page of the Air 2010's service manual.

s2dio
Apr 23, 2011, 02:07 PM
This is what you are looking for. I took a screen shot from the page of the Air 2010's service manual.

yes, that is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much.

But could you also give me a link to that manual, because it that I've searched a lot a places using various search terms, and could not find it.

Cheffy Dave
Apr 23, 2011, 02:07 PM
This is what you are looking for. I took a screen shot from the page of the Air 2010's service manual.

Welcome aboard Newbie, THIS is what makes this forum, members like you!;):D:apple::apple:

bally555
Apr 23, 2011, 02:33 PM
I have uploaded it to this site.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZDLZBAZ0

IngerMan
Apr 23, 2011, 02:43 PM
I have uploaded it to this site.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZDLZBAZ0

Thank you Bally555. That is a very good manual to have for MBA owners:D

s2dio
Apr 23, 2011, 03:01 PM
Thank you. Bally555. Hope it will help me re-seat the bottom case properly and get rid of the creaking sound coming from the bottom case.

harleymhs
Apr 24, 2011, 06:34 AM
Does anyone have the manual for the 11" MBA ? Great Post ! :D

s2dio
Apr 24, 2011, 02:50 PM
Does anyone have the manual for the 11" MBA ? Great Post ! :D

Since the 11" and 13" are almost identical, I suppose that the technician guide mentioned here applies to both.

TheMacBookPro
Apr 24, 2011, 09:35 PM
Since the 11" and 13" are almost identical, I suppose that the technician guide mentioned here applies to both.

There is a specific service manual for each Mac, including the 11-inch Air.

I've uploaded it to Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?745cwqotg5zjiq5 (mba_11_late2010.pdf)

Hopefully this helps someone.

Cheers

s2dio
Apr 25, 2011, 07:23 AM
There is a specific service manual for each Mac, including the 11-inch Air.

Surprisingly for me, the 11" and the 13" have different bottom screw assembly orders! Thanks for pointing that out!