MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009 Bluetooth Board Replacement
Replace the Bluetooth board in your Anti-Glare option Mid 2009 MacBook Pro 15" Unibody.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a non-functioning Bluetooth board in the Anti-Glare option of the Mid 2009 MacBook Pro.
The Glossy display option does not have this display-mounted bluetooth card, it is found under the clutch cover.
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- Lower Case 2 steps
- (Anti-Glare Option) Bluetooth Board 2 steps
- (Anti-Glare Option) Bluetooth Board 1 step
Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.
Three 13.5 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.
Disconnect the Bluetooth cable by pulling the male end straight away from its socket.
Pull the connector parallel to the face of the logic board, not straight up.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the Bluetooth antenna cable from its socket on the board.
Remove the two 8 mm Phillips screws securing the Bluetooth/camera cable retainer to the upper case.
One of the screws may remain captive in the Bluetooth/camera cable ground loop. If replacing the display, be sure to transfer this screw to the new unit.
Lift the Bluetooth board/cable retainer assembly out of the upper case.