Early 2011 model, A1278 / 2.3 GHz i5 or 2.7 GHz i7 processor.

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Need help finding Bluetooth antenna for Early 2011 MBP 13-inch

I ripped the Bluetooth antenna cable that is screwed down under the right speaker. This is the wire connector that connects to the Airport card. I've found two antennas here:

MacBook Bluetooth Antenna

MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1150) Bluetooth Antenna

But one is not for Unibody MacBook Pro and the other is for the 15-inch variety. I'm having a difficult time finding this part for my particular Mac. Does anyone know the equivalent part?

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For the moment, I bought the 15-inch variety here. I'm thinking it'll work, although I'll need to find a space to shove the antenna. Even without an antenna, BT is working at very short ranges with my Apple Keyboard.

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A bluetooth antenna is not very high tech. I don't believe there is any chip on the wire itself, so the computer won't "reject" the new cable. If it doesn't work, you can always buy a USB Bluetooth adaptor.

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That's what I'm thinking as well, especially after getting my keyboard to work at very short range with no antenna at all. We'll see.

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That definitely worked! Just plugged up the connector and slid the rest of the antenna into a space I found alongside the SuperDrive. Back to using the Bluetooth mouse :)

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