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What is this Airport/Bluetooth Board Antenna for?

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When I took away my macbook screen I had to de-assembly several parts. When doing so, the antenna I circle in red in the picture broke, when trying to lift it, I accidentally lifted the pin welded to the Airport/Bluetooth Board.

Is there a way to weld it back on? Or should I get a replacement board?

What is that antenna for? Is it for mouse and keyboard? Because my magic mouse isn't working anymore and I think it's because of that antenna.

I'd appreciate the help.



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You'll need to get a new board sadly. Here's the part you'll need: MacBook Pro Unibody (Early 2011 through Mid 2012) Airport/Bluetooth Board - Apple PN 661-5867

MacBook Pro Unibody (Early 2011-Mid 2012) AirPort/Bluetooth Board Image


MacBook Pro Unibody (Early 2011-Mid 2012) AirPort/Bluetooth Board


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That Controls airdrop , bluetooth and wifi

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Its going to be a risky task to try to soder it back on


@justinsr so that's why my mouse isn't working... but wifi works perfectly... I should by the part... any ideas where to get it?


you probably just messed up the bluetooth part of it il try to link you to the part


MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012 AirPort/Bluetooth Board Replacement

that should show you how to do it and links to the parts


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