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.


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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