MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 AirPort/Bluetooth Board Assembly Replacement

Prerequisite Only

Prerequisite Only

Please note that this guide is only a prerequisite for other guides.

AirPort/Bluetooth Board Assembly prereq.

This guide is prereq only.

Edit Step 1 AirPort/Bluetooth Board Assembly  ¶ 

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  • Pull the camera cable connector straight out of its socket on the logic board.

  • Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board toward the optical drive opening.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully pry the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable up off its socket on the logic board.

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  • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the four antenna connectors up from their sockets on the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

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  • De-route all four antenna cables from their channels in the AirPort/Bluetooth housing.

  • De-route the camera cable from its channel in the AirPort/Bluetooth housing.

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  • Remove the following two screws securing the AirPort/Bluetooth assembly to the upper case:

    • One 8.6 mm Phillips screw

    • One 3.9 mm Phillips screw

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  • Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth assembly from the upper case, minding any cables that may get caught.

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

For more information, check out the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 device page.

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I found the problem with my wifi: sadly the connector solder joint j4 of the wifi board was not stable enough. now the socket is inside of the connector and not joined with the board. How do I remove the socket from inside of the connector? Is this even possible?

Bodo Tasche, · Reply

I want to know Lot No. of " 3.9 mm Phillips screw" Step 9.

That was broken... :( Is there anyone who can help me?

YoungWook Jo, · Reply

Looking for replacement screws for the Airport/Bluetooth module. The head stripped and I was able to successfully remove the damaged screw but now I need a replacement. If I could get the part number for the screws I could probably order it. It's the screw on the right in step 9.

MacGyver, · Reply

Can i replace a faulty 2011 15" screen with the same one from a 2010 15" model with the same resolution?

Are they interchangeable?

lukas, · Reply

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