Mysterious Cable by the Airport Card?

I have a a MacBook Pro model A1261 and I just reseated the Airport card. After I had reseated it I found a grey cable with a black rubber end that had no connection point. Am I missing some connection point or is this cable for another part?


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I guess I can just answer my own question. My Airport card is the later one that has two antenna cables connection to it. The third cable, which is grey, is the middle antenna cable on the three connector airport card. This means that you can put either on in and that cable is an extra to connect to it. The black part on the outside is almost like a little rubber connector sleeve that keeps the cable from being exposed at the end.

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More than likely it would be the cable to the bluetooth board: MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1261) Bluetooth Board

MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1261) Bluetooth Board Image


MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1261) Bluetooth Board


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Thanks for the info about that cable being a Bluetooth cable. This evening I replaced a bad left fan in my A1261 Mac. That same gray cable came loose from somewhere, but I'll be damned if I can figure out where it came from. I have searched the Internet and can not find exactly where inside the computer, the Bluetooth board is. It must be very close to the Airport card, being as that mystery cable is with the 2 Airport antennae cables. IFixit sells the Bluetooth boards, but they have no info, that I found, about where the board is located. If anyone can let me know where that cable is supposed to be plugged in to, I would appreciate it. Thank you.


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