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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the AirPort board.

  1. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014 AirPort Board Replacement, Lower Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:

    • Eight 3.0 mm

    • Two 2.3 mm

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014 AirPort Board Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.

    • Set the lower case aside.

  3. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014 AirPort Board Replacement, Battery Connector: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.

  4. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014 AirPort Board Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014 AirPort Board Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.

  5. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014 AirPort Board Replacement, AirPort Board: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Use the tip of a spudger to detach the three antenna connectors up from their sockets on the AirPort board.

  6. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014 AirPort Board Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014 AirPort Board Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort board to the logic board.

    • Grasp the edges of the board and slide it out from its connector.

    • Lift and remove the AirPort board.

Conclusion

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

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