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  1. MacBook Unibody Model A1342 AirPort/Bluetooth Cable Replacement, Lower Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the eight 4 mm Phillips screws securing the lower case to the MacBook.

  2. MacBook Unibody Model A1342 AirPort/Bluetooth Cable Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 MacBook Unibody Model A1342 AirPort/Bluetooth Cable Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 MacBook Unibody Model A1342 AirPort/Bluetooth Cable Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • The lower case is constructed of rubber-coated aluminum. Do not excessively bend the aluminum during removal, as any permanent deformation will cause tolerance issues after reassembly.

    • Slightly lift the lower case near the vent opening.

    • Continue running your fingers between the lower and upper cases until the upper case pops off its retaining clips.

    • The location of these three clips is shown in the third picture.

  3. MacBook Unibody Model A1342 AirPort/Bluetooth Cable Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • For precautionary purposes, we advise that you disconnect the battery connector from the logic board to avoid any electrical discharge. This step is optional and is not required.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the logic board.

    • It may be easier to use your fingernails to lift up on both sides of the connector.

  4. MacBook Unibody Model A1342 AirPort/Bluetooth Cable Replacement, AirPort/Bluetooth Cable: step 4, image 1 of 2 MacBook Unibody Model A1342 AirPort/Bluetooth Cable Replacement, AirPort/Bluetooth Cable: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth cable connector up off the logic board.

    • Carefully peel the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable from its channel within the rear speaker assembly.

  5. MacBook Unibody Model A1342 AirPort/Bluetooth Cable Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth cable connector up off the right speaker.

Conclusion

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

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