Released on July 21, 2011. Core i5 or Core i7 Processor. Thunderbolt. This unit is also used to run the Mac mini Server configuration.

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Bluetooth and WIFI problems after SSD Install

Hello everybody!

I was install SSD to my Mac Mini 2011. Everything goes fine, cause ifixit install guide is awesome.

But after assembling my Mac and power on it, I can't use bluetooth and wifi. Mac reports Bluetooth: Not Available in upper bar.

System Profiler says nothing about bluetooth adapter installed. In WiFi (under Network section) I see WiFi Airport.

I think all cables installed and connected properly, but Mac don't think like that. SMC and NVRAM reset doesn't help me after all.

Any thoughts? Maybe airport/bluetooth plate was broken?

Thanks a lot for any help! (sorry for my english)

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Sounds like the AirPort ribbon cable either is not connected or got damaged somehow.

You'll need to open the system up again follow this IFIXIT guide: Mac Mini Mid 2011 AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement. Follow the guide up to Step18. You can see the cable at this point for a more detail of the cable look at Step21 & 22.

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Thanks a lot! Ribbon cable was disconnected somehow.

Everything's fine now!


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