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Introduction

Prereq for removing the I/O board.

Parts

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  1. Remove the single 2.7 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort board to the I/O board.
    • Remove the single 2.7 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort board to the I/O board.

  2. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry and disconnect the three antenna cable connectors from the AirPort board. The three cables are coded with black sleeves of different lengths. During reassembly: Connect the long-sleeved cable to the center socket.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry and disconnect the three antenna cable connectors from the AirPort board.

    • The three cables are coded with black sleeves of different lengths. During reassembly:

    • Connect the long-sleeved cable to the center socket.

    • The short-sleeved cable connects next to the screw.

    • The remaining cable has no sleeve, and connects in the last empty socket, next to the fan.

  3. Move the antenna cables aside, clear of the AirPort board. Move the antenna cables aside, clear of the AirPort board.
    • Move the antenna cables aside, clear of the AirPort board.

  4. Pull the AirPort board straight out of its socket on the I/O board. Pull the AirPort board straight out of its socket on the I/O board.
    • Pull the AirPort board straight out of its socket on the I/O board.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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