MacBook Pro Unibody (Early 2011 through Mid 2012) Airport/Bluetooth Board

$79.95

Product code: IF161-083-1
Apple Part #: 661-5867

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MacBook Pro Unibody (Early 2011 through Mid 2012) Airport/Bluetooth Board

$79.95

Product code: IF161-083-1
Apple Part #: 661-5867

Product Overview

Got a faulty bluetooth board? Fix it with a new one!

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Early 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Early 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Early 2011 17" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2012 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2012 15" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Airport: 802.11n
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR

  $79.95

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

32 Available

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Early 2011
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
 

Stories

My Problem

I was having sporadic problems with my WIFI connection. I switched to a hard wired ethernet connection and it worked fine, between that and Google research I figured it was the board. Google & YouTube led me to iFixit.

My Fix

iFixit has EXCELLENT step-by-step instructions with photos. This was the first time I've opened this computer, but judging from the instructions, it was something I could handle.

It was!

I slipped up when I forgot to plug in one cable during the reassembly, but seeing an extra part on my work space, I realized and corrected that quickly.

My Advice

Once you've completed the disassemble, carefully work back with install instructions, maybe checking each step off. I didn't at first and that's why I forgot to plug in one cable.

My Problem

No good connection and a lot of problems of WI-fi

My Fix

The repair was so easy but finaly it change nothing !!!

grrrrr

My Advice

Be sure the problem com from the card before command it

My Problem

After replacing my macbook pro hard drive with an ssd one my airport/bluetooth failed on my computer. Probably because I broke something internally when I took it apart in the first place. No amount of software changes or restarts fixed it.

My Fix

Easy as.

I bought each component - helps that fixit supply them all - to remove any possibility of failure (cable, bracket, chip) and to reduce the number of times I had to do this.

Worked immediately after I'd replaced all the parts and I've had no problems since.

My Advice

Be careful when swapping SSDs and trying to remove optical drives. My mistake was in trying to remove the optical drive I was over zealous and probably broke some part of the wifi then.

Doingthe actual wifi repair was simple. Just be careful with pulling back the EMi tape and re-taping it back on.

My Problem

My daughters one month old 13" MacBook Pro got hungry and decided to go for some cereal/milk that was in the bowl below. Should have tried lactose free. It tried drinking the milk though the optical drive opening.

The milk fried the bluetooth card and made the felt opening of the optical drive not so soft.

Brought to Apple store, where they made me feel like a criminal and scolded me about voiding the warranty and that "Spill Damage" = $775.00. Even though the computer still worked. I said goodbye and a few choice words to them.

My Fix

I searched around, found ifixit, and decided to tackle the job myself.

The repair went great, the product worked (and still works), the guide was awesome.

Took about an hour and saved myself about $700.00.

Thank you very much.

My Advice

When re-assembling watch out for the antenna wire placement During Step 9. The metal clip retained by the left 10.3 mm screw shown in step 10, cut into one of the antenna wires.