MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Early 2011/Late 2011/Mid 2012) Airport/Bluetooth Cable

$24.95

Product code: IF163-038-1
Apple Part #: 922-9780

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Early 2011/Late 2011/Mid 2012) Airport/Bluetooth Cable

$24.95

Product code: IF163-038-1
Apple Part #: 922-9780

Product Overview

Is your computer having communication problems?

This cable connects the wireless board to the logic board. Identified by 821-1312-02 printed on the cable.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

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

Product Details

  • Model: A1278

  $24.95

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Available: 2

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" 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)
 

Stories

My Problem

Little buy little i began to loose airport connection, tried every software issues, plist, etc.. Then message "no hardware found remained.

My Fix

Changed the wifi device, no use, before bringing it to a repair shop i ordered an airport bluetooth cable, changed it and it works fine.

My Advice

Should have began with the cable

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 airport/bluetooth card blew in my MacBook Pro, and I needed a replacement ASAP. Mac doesn't sell their parts without the install and I have IT that does it here, so I just needed the parts.

My Fix

Perfectly.

My Advice

Don't buy Apple ;-p

My Problem

My computer randomly started telling me there was no wifi hardware installed, and while it would often fix itself if I restarted the computer, after a while the problem persisted. I tried resetting the SMC/PRAM, reinstalling the software, downloading programs, all that great stuff before I concluded it was a hardware issue, not software.

My Fix

The repair went brilliantly. For starters, everything was shipped on time and extremely quickly. And keep in mind I'm studying abroad for the semester so it was international, and I needed it shipped quickly since the semester was almost over but I couldn't wait to fix it until I got home. I ordered it on a Tuesday, it shipped Wednesday, and arrived on Thursday. I followed the steps outlined on the iFixit page and the process went smoothly and the problem was fixed. My computer's wifi has been going strong for a few weeks.

My Advice

Even if the problem hadn't been my Airport cable, the tools and clear instructions and the speed at which everything was shipped definitely added a silver lining to an otherwise crappy situation. (And if the problem hadn't been my cable, obviously it's not the company's fault for my error.) I definitely recommend these guys. Super awesome and friendly service. :) Also, they're hilarious.

My Problem

I was having issues with my Wifi Dropping a lot. After researching I found out that there was an issue with the Airport/Bluetooth Cable.... so rather then paying Apple to diagnose that I needed a new Airport/Bluetooth Cable and charge me an arm and a leg to repair it... i figure I would try this out first... for $30 and some change... why not!!

My Fix

So I watched the video and read the step by step directions that iFixit had posted on how to change out the Airport/Bluetooth Cable and it took me less then 20 minutes and I was up and running... it has been about 2 weeks since I replaced the cable and everything seems to be working GREAT!!!

My Advice

Watch the video and follow the step by step instructions that iFixit provides and you will have NO issues

My Problem

My laptop began not connecting to WIFI or losing the connection and not reconnecting. Eventually I noticed the dreaded "WIFI hardware not found" message.

My Fix

I looked online until I stumbled across this part and the comments. Most people were saying how replacing this cable fixed their problem. I can happily say that it also fixed mine. I have not had any issues with WIFI since I replaced this cable.

My Advice

Only buy the cable if you suspect that there is a WIFI problem first. That way you don't spend extra money on the WIFI card.