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Wondering what this connector?
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Do you think there will be possible to put on a hackintosh model Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 ?
After all the characteristics it is very similar to the Macbook 12, not including 8GB RAM.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5
  • CPU: Intel Core M3-6y30 (Skylake)
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 128GB SATA SSD (plus one free SATA slot)
  • Display: 12,5", 1920 × 1080 pixelů
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C charging port, 1× USB 3.0, 1× HDMI, 3,5 mm audio jack

I don't see why not.

Its the same 515 in the Macbook 12" 2016 model, and the 2016 also has an M3 Skylake.
Its pretty much the same CPU / GFX as the 2016 Macbook 12" Refresh model.

Macbook 12" | 12.5" Mi Air
CPU Skylake - Intel ® Core ™ m3 | CPU Skylake - Intel ® Core ™ m3 (similar)
Intel 515 GFX | Intel 515 GFX (same)
?? | Realtek ALC233 ( audio drivers available for el Capitan)
BCM15700A2 |Intel AC8260 (wifi - no drivers )

Did a moderate spot of googling, and see that its already being tried -
https://www.zhihu.com/question/48963518/answer/114040290

Chipset - ok.
Audio - ok (with driver)
Only issues to note are the wifi card isn't usable, they're still seeing if an M2 wifi card will work, eg bcm94352z
Tempted to get one, as its half the price of the macbook, although the low ram is a bit painful.

Hackintosh image from the zhihu thread of a Xiaomi laptop booting OSX -

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@shanghaiguide thanks for the link but even with google translate I can understand much. They need to improve their algorithm to translate chinese.

If everything really works except wifi then that's very good news. Although I don't know how easy it could be to open that laptop to replace the wifi card on the 12.5” model.

But now we would have a more important question:
Does everything really work without bugs?
For instance, without graphic artifacts, issues with the audio and/or hdmi connector, issues with sleep mode, etc.
 
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Fairly easy to open up, but you can't replace the card, as on the motherboard^H logic board Would need to use m.2 slot.
At least the m2 slot is close enough for the existing 2x2 antenna to be repurposed.

Video should be 100% ok, as its the *exact* same as the Macbook 12". So no issues there..
 
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