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Use this guide to replace the screen (aka the display) in a Late 2020 MacBook Air (M1).

    • Before starting this procedure, you should disable your Mac's Auto Boot feature. Auto Boot powers on your Mac when you open the lid, and may be accidentally triggered during disassembly. Use this guide to disable Auto Boot.

    • If your MacBook is running Big Sur v11.1 or later, disabling Auto Boot may not work. You can proceed normally, but make sure to disconnect the battery as soon as you're inside.

    • Completely power off and unplug your MacBook before you start. Close the display and flip the entire laptop upside-down.

    • Use a P5 driver to remove the following screws:

    • Two 7.9 mm screws

    • Two 7.3 mm screws

    • Six 2.6 mm screws

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your MacBook.

    ESD safe mat, plugged into ground, with a wrist strap, also grounded, are the best best to protect the logic board.

    Robin Ray - 답글

  1. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the lower case: step 2, image 1 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the lower case: step 2, image 2 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the lower case: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop off the lower case.

    • Remove the lower case.

    • To reinstall the lower case:

    • Set it in place and press firmly to engage the two hidden clips underneath. You should feel and hear them snap into place.

  2. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 3, image 1 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 3, image 2 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and unlatch the metal locking arm on the battery connector.

    • Make sure the metal arm is completely free of the locking tab before lifting the battery connector. The metal locking arm should easily unlatch.

    • Lift straight up on the metal locking arm to pull the battery connector out of its socket on the logic board.

    • During reassembly, press the battery connector straight down into its socket, making sure it sits flush within the socket.

  3. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the antenna cables: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the 1.4 mm screw securing the antenna cable cover.

    • If your T3 bit feels a bit too loose, you may need to use a T4.

    I needed a T4 for this

    MaFt Morley - 답글

    Wiha tools T3 fit perfectly.

    Robin Ray - 답글

  4. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the antenna cable cover.

    Make sure the 90 degree bend on the cover is towards the hinge when reassembling. It will fit in backwards, but will cause problems.

    Robin Ray - 답글

  5. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grip the antenna connector close to its base.

    • Pull straight up to disconnect the cable.

    • Repeat for the second antenna cable.

    These are tiny, and hard to reconnect. The key was to position the cables so their ends are very close to the posts on the board.

    dexter - 답글

  6. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display cable: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 1.5 mm screws securing the display cable connector cover.

    None of the screws in this repair are T3. All the smaller ones are T4. Which is good, ‘cause my (cheap) repair tool kit doesn’t have a T3.

    dexter - 답글

    The T3 screws called out were indeed T3, not T4 on the MacBook Air I replaced the display on.

    --Mac Ace, Inc.

    Robin Ray - 답글

  7. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the display cable connector cover.

  8. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the display cable connector straight off of the antenna board to disconnect it.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend, causing permanent damage.

    Since this step is the most crucial in the reassembly process I suggest connecting the flat cable to the board BEFORE placing the board in to its cavity in the antenna bar. MUCH easier and SAFER to do.

    J Patrick Dowling - 답글

  9. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the antenna bar screws: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the six screws securing the antenna bar:

    • Four 7.4 mm silver screws

    • Two 4.7 mm black screws

  10. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the antenna bar: step 11, image 1 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the antenna bar: step 11, image 2 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the antenna bar: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger into the gap between the antenna bar and display hinge.

    • Pivot the spudger against the hinge to pry up the end of the antenna bar.

    • Repeat for the other end of the antenna bar.

  11. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to pry the antenna bar straight up and away from the case.

    • The antenna bar is secured with some adhesive and may require some force to dislodge.

    • Thread the antenna board through the opening in the middle of the antenna bar.

    • Be careful to not put any strain on the antenna bar's ribbon cables.

    • Remove the antenna bar.

    Separating antennae bar from case after removing screws is challenging. Author’s directions are good but what needs to be addressed is a thin strip of adhesive on both sides of the bar that needs to be separated. the strips are located on the hinge edge of the logic board mount area. I used a metal, razor thin, wide, blade type spudger to gently “wedge” underneath the bar along both adhesive strips to loosen the bar and lift it up. Careful!

    lamajr - 답글

  12. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove four hinge screws: step 13, image 1 of 2 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove four hinge screws: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove two 5.0 mm screws from each hinge (four screws total).

    • Each hinge has a third central screw, which you should leave in place for now.

  13. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Fully open the MacBook: step 14, image 1 of 2 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Fully open the MacBook: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • With the MacBook still screen-side down, carefully lift the upper case to open the MacBook as far as possible.

  14. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the two remaining hinge screws: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the MacBook up and place it on its side, with the display facing away from you.

  15. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 2 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T8 Torx driver to remove the two remaining 5.0 mm screws securing the display, one from each hinge.

    • Once these screws are removed, the display will no longer be connected to the upper case. Hold both halves steady.

  16. MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the display: step 17, image 1 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the display: step 17, image 2 of 3 MacBook Air 13" Late 2020 Screen Replacement, Remove the display: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully begin to close the display until it's at a ~90 degree angle with the upper case.

    • The hinges should pull out of the case slightly as the display is moved towards the case.

    • Keeping the display at a 90 degree angle with the case, move the display away from the case while holding the case still, so that the hinges slide out the bottom of the case.

    • Remove the display.

    • When you've installed the replacement screen, the MacBook may not boot until you plug in the power supply.

    I managed to try to fit the screen back to the body backwards, and wondered why the hinges didn't fit! Yes, stupid. I lost situational awareness. But just make the sure the correct side of the screen is facing the right way, to avoid my (temporary, but stressful) goofup.

    dexter - 답글

    Nicely done guide, thank you Carsten!

    MotorMac - 답글

    When you're all done with reassembly you have to plug the charger into the laptop in order for it to boot. It doesnt matter if the battery is charged it will not boot until the charger is reconnected. Took me a while to figure out why mine wasnt booting after the screen replacement

    Nelson Pun - 답글

    Excellent guide. Concise, accurate, very nice!

    Robin Ray - 답글

    I replace the screen and the computer is currently plugged into a power source, however I cannot get the computer to actually turn on. It just shows the charging display icon when I try to turn the computer on.

    Nicole - 답글

결론

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our Answers community for troubleshooting help.

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How to make the True Tone working on the screen from another air?

William Kang - 답글

Like iPhones does the display need to be programed to allow true tone to work?

Zuhayr Muse - 답글

Just did the replacement! Was a breeze, just be careful not to over tighten any of the screws past a firm twist. Accident broke the head off a 1.5mm screw using a T3 bit. Didn’t affect the plates ability to cover or apply a firm press downwards, but a unfortunate thing nonetheless.

Caleb Stewart - 답글

After Replacing the display, the new display is dim and the F2 does not brighten the screen. Any resolution to this issue?

Already reset NVRAM and PRAM.

Beto Beto - 답글

Step 4 and 7 were T4 Torx screws for me.

Thomas Anderson - 답글

Install took about 30 min. and was pretty easy. I didn’t have trouble throughout the process. The adhesive on antenna plate was pretty strong, but with some gentle prying it came free.

shwinston - 답글

I successfully installed the replacement screen, but now my 2.4 Ghz wifi / bluetooth antenna is not working. Any idea which connector cable connects to 2.4 Ghz antenna?

Lars - 답글

Thanks made it easy

Papi - 답글

Done. Works . Biggest chalange was with plugging in back the display cabel connector . Be sure to pre alling the Screen bar with cabel conector , becouse it cannot bend on sides.

Jakub Reginia - 답글

I tried the replacement. Everything works except True Tone as expected. Probably special tool is needed for the True Tone.

Ryan Kojima - 답글

I’ve got the display from an Intel 2018 Air. Can I test it with an M1 Mac? The process and connectors look the same.

Jon - 답글

Did you try this? If so, was it successful?

Lee -

Your instructions were amazing and to the T. Thank you so much for everything

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