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Введение

Use this guide to replace a broken AirPort/Bluetooth board.

  1. Remove the following ten screws:
    • Remove the following ten screws:

    • Three 14.4 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • Three 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • Four 3.5 mm shouldered Phillips #00 screws

    • When replacing the small screws, align them perpendicular to the slight curvature of the case (they don't go straight down).

  2. Use your fingers to pry the lower case away from the body of the MacBook near the vent. Remove the lower case.
    • Use your fingers to pry the lower case away from the body of the MacBook near the vent.

    • Remove the lower case.

  3. Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board. It is useful to pry upward on both short sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket. Be careful with the corners of the connectors, they can be easily broken off.
    • Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board.

    • It is useful to pry upward on both short sides of the connector to "walk" it out of its socket. Be careful with the corners of the connectors, they can be easily broken off.

  4. Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.
    • Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.

  5. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable connector up from its socket on the logic board.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable connector up from its socket on the logic board.

  6. Carefully pull the camera cable out of its socket on the logic board.
    • Carefully pull the camera cable out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Pull the cable parallel to the face of the logic board. Pulling it upward may damage the logic board or the cable itself.

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  8. Carefully move the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable out of the way as you peel the camera cable off the adhesive securing it to the subwoofer and the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket. De-route the camera cable out from under the retaining finger molded into the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket.
    • Carefully move the AirPort/Bluetooth ribbon cable out of the way as you peel the camera cable off the adhesive securing it to the subwoofer and the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket.

    • De-route the camera cable out from under the retaining finger molded into the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket.

  9. Use the tip of a spudger to pry the antenna connector closest to the logic board up from its socket on the AirPort/Bluetooth board. De-route the antenna cable from under the finger molded into the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the antenna connector closest to the logic board up from its socket on the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

    • De-route the antenna cable from under the finger molded into the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket.

  10. Using the method described in the last step, disconnect the remaining three antenna connectors. De-route their cables from the slots cut in the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket.
    • Using the method described in the last step, disconnect the remaining three antenna connectors.

    • De-route their cables from the slots cut in the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket.

  11. Remove the following five screws:
    • Remove the following five screws:

    • Two 10.3 mm Phillips screws

    • Two 3.1 mm Phillips screws

    • One 5 mm Phillips screw

  12. Pull the AirPort/Bluetooth assembly and the Subwoofer upward near the center of the side of the optical drive until they clear each other.
    • Pull the AirPort/Bluetooth assembly and the Subwoofer upward near the center of the side of the optical drive until they clear each other.

  13. Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth assembly, minding the fragile antenna contact near the corner of the upper case.
    • Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth assembly, minding the fragile antenna contact near the corner of the upper case.

  14. Peel back the piece of EMI tape covering the AirPort/Bluetooth cable connector.
    • Peel back the piece of EMI tape covering the AirPort/Bluetooth cable connector.

  15. Use the tip of a spudger to lift the AirPort/Bluetooth cable connector out of its socket on the AirPort/Bluetooth board. Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth cable.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to lift the AirPort/Bluetooth cable connector out of its socket on the AirPort/Bluetooth board.

    • Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth cable.

  16. Continue peeling the EMI tape off the bottom of the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket and remove it from the assembly.
    • Continue peeling the EMI tape off the bottom of the AirPort/Bluetooth bracket and remove it from the assembly.

  17. Remove the three 3 mm Phillips screws securing the AirPort/Bluetooth board to its bracket.
    • Remove the three 3 mm Phillips screws securing the AirPort/Bluetooth board to its bracket.

  18. Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth board from its bracket.
    • Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth board from its bracket.

    • Be careful not to damage the pink thermal pad attached to the bracket.

Заключение

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

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Комментариев: 13

Great tutorial. Unfortunately I booted back up and my Bluetooth is no longer working. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Is there some sort of reset that can be done to "recognize" the new card? I'm still able to turn Bluetooth on and off from system preferences but my apple keyboard and mouse do not connect. Thanks for any insights :)

Sean - Ответить

If you change your bluetooth card, its MAC address will change. Since pairing is done by MAC, you will need to re-pair all devices.

Oliver Humpage - Ответить

My Wifi failed, "no hardware found", but the Bluetooth still worked. I replaced the board, but still no dice. Turns out it was the cable. Lesson learned: try the cheaper part first! Not a total loss, now I have Bluetooth 4.

Michael Schwern - Ответить

Does the wifi/bluetooth ribbon cable have some kind of glue? Mine is flyaway, so i don't know if it's ok to just put tape over connector or do i need glue? Thanks and sorry for my bad english... Obrigado

Javier Lara - Ответить

Any ideas if this is the same process for the 13” Mid-2010 model? I can't find a guide to replace the bluetooth card on this model.

Thanks!

dcp000 - Ответить

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