MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011 AirPort/Bluetooth Cable Replacement
Replace the AirPort/Bluetooth cable in your MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011.
- Author: Miroslav Djuric
- Difficulty: Moderate
Faulty Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection? Replace the AirPort/Bluetooth cable.
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Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
Three 13.5 mm (14.1 mm) Phillips screws.
Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.
Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.
Remove the lower case and set it aside.
Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board.
Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.
Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the AirPort/Bluetooth connector out of its socket on the logic board.
Peel back the piece of EMI tape covering the AirPort/Bluetooth cable on the AirPort/Bluetooth housing.