Which top cases for the 13 inch MBA are compatible with the 2012 Model?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cookies4all, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. cookies4all, Sep 16, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016

    cookies4all macrumors newbie

    cookies4all

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    #1
    I need to replace my keyboard. If I put a top case for the newer (or older) MBAs in my 2012 model, would it work?
     
  2. craig1024 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2016
  3. cookies4all thread starter macrumors newbie

    cookies4all

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    #3
    There are more to choose from for the newer models, and some are cheaper.
     
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
  5. cookies4all, Sep 17, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016

    cookies4all thread starter macrumors newbie

    cookies4all

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    #5
    I already tried and messed up on that, it's a long story, so I just want to replace the top case alltogether.

    After doing some more research, my impression is that the only difference between the 2012 and 2013/14/15 top cases for the MBA is the holes in the microphone. (I don't know about the 2010 and 2011 models)



    [​IMG]

    Assuming I'm right:
    If I put a 2013+ top case in my 2012 MBA and kept my original microphone, would it affect my input volume? If so, would putting a 2013+ microphone in my MBA work?
     
  6. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

    ApolloBoy

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    #6
    The 2010 and 2011 cases aren't going to work for you at all because those use the original MagSafe connector, whereas the 2012 and up models use MagSafe 2.
     
  7. Willo34 macrumors regular

    Willo34

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2015
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #7

Share This Page