Released October 2008 / 2.4, 2.53, 2.66, 2.8 or 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor

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No wifi or bluetooth after replacing optical drive and trackpad.

I have a MacBook Pro 15 a1286 2.93ghz Core 2 Duo (Early 2009). Recently I took apart my MBP to replace a cracked trackpad, and I thought it would also be a good time to replace my ailing optical drive with a SSD from Other World Computing.

I put everything back together, and I had to adjust the trackpad screw a bit to get it to work. But I now have no wifi or bluetooth.

When I originally buttoned everything back up, the system would not power up. I had to go in and loosen the left hand mounting screws for the ssd bracket, this allowed the system to power on. I don't know if that affected this or not.

What should I check?

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I decided to try this: I figured the camera cable also carried the signal for the bt and wifi. It does. I didn't have that cable connected correctly and putting that back in correctly fixed my issue. Hope this helps someone else.

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this did the trick for me as well


Same here! Thanks!


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I recently replaced my optical drive- Macbook Pro 13" mid 2010. I had also recently upgraded the iOS to Yosemite. Got the "no hardware installed" for WiFi and "Bluetooth not available" messages after I closed the MacBook back up and re-booted. I tried all the system resets and diagnostics to rule out software/new iOS issues.

I re-opened my MacBook.

Step 10 (image inserted below) of's MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Logic Board Replacement did the trick for me. I peeled back the soft, spongy piece and noticed the cable was not properly connected. I pushed it back in with a spuger.

WiFi and Bluetooth now working again.

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Thanks for the pic! That did the trick! :)


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