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Introduction

No signal to Bluetooth? Replace the antenna.

  1. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer.

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement, RAM Shield: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three identical Phillips screws from the memory door.

  3. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the memory door up enough to get a grip on it, and slide it toward you, pulling it away from the casing.

  4. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement, Upper Case: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 2.8 mm Phillips screws in the battery compartment near the latch.

  5. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following 6 screws:

    • Two 10 mm T6 Torx screws on either side of the RAM slot.

    • Four 14.5 mm Phillips screws along the hinge.

  6. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 3.2 mm Phillips screws on the port side of the computer.

  7. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees and remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips screws from the rear of the computer.

  8. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees again and remove the four 3.2 mm Phillips screws from the side of the computer.

  9. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Do not yank the upper case off quickly. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.

    • Lift up at the rear of the case and work your fingers along the sides, freeing the case as you go. Once you have freed the sides, you may need to rock the case up and down to free the front of the upper case (there are some hidden plastic clips that need to be clicked off).

  10. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the trackpad and keyboard ribbon cable from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.

    • Remove the upper case.

  11. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement, Bluetooth Board: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the Bluetooth antenna cable from the Bluetooth board.

  12. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the Bluetooth board to the lower case.

  13. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Peel up the Bluetooth data cable from the adhesive on the upper case.

  14. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Bluetooth Board Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the Bluetooth data cable from the upper case.

    • Lift the Bluetooth board and attached cable off the upper case.

Conclusion

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

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