Introducción

Use this guide to restore wireless connectivity to your MacBook Air 13" Early 2015 by replacing the Airport/Bluetooth card.

    • Before proceeding, power down your MacBook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to remove ten screws securing the lower case, of the following lengths:

    • Two 9 mm screws

    • Eight 2.6 mm screws

  1. Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.
    • Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

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  3. To ensure that everything is de-energized and won't turn on while you're working, it is recommended that you disconnect the battery. Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it parallel to the board toward the front edge of the Air.
    • To ensure that everything is de-energized and won't turn on while you're working, it is recommended that you disconnect the battery.

    • Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it parallel to the board toward the front edge of the Air.

    • Do not lift upward on the connector as you disconnect it or you risk damage to the connector socket.

  4. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors up from their sockets on the AirPort/Bluetooth card. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors up from their sockets on the AirPort/Bluetooth card.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors up from their sockets on the AirPort/Bluetooth card.

  5. Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort/Bluetooth card to the logic board.
    • Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort/Bluetooth card to the logic board.

  6. Slightly lift the free end of the AirPort/Bluetooth card and pull it out of its socket on the logic board. To avoid damaging its socket on the logic board, do not excessively lift the free end of the AirPort/Bluetooth card.
    • Slightly lift the free end of the AirPort/Bluetooth card and pull it out of its socket on the logic board.

    • To avoid damaging its socket on the logic board, do not excessively lift the free end of the AirPort/Bluetooth card.

    • Remove the AirPort/Bluetooth card from the Air.

Conclusión

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

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Hi! I did this as the bluetooth was not working on my macbook air (after water damage). Once I replaced it, instead of a "bluetooth not available" dialogue, Bluetooth options now do not appear in the System Preferences window, and in the system report, it just says "no information available".

Is this a connection issue, did I get the wrong card, or did the water damage actually destroy the antennae? Wifi works fine both before and after replacing the card.

Campbell Robinson - Contestar

Hi,

i opened up my Mac and cleaned it after water because it was running slow and the fan was going crazy. IT worked and I hadn’t no notebook issues when I ran apple diagnostics but now I can’t see all my wifi networks or even connect to my phone wireless hotspot And it keeps saying password invalid wen it’s always right!

The wifi shows the same networks like 3 of them but there use to be at least 30 as I live in an apartment block. Is this a airport problem or antenna??

Peeppeep - Contestar

I cannot get the airport card antenna wires to connect to the new airport card. Is there some trick to getting them to snap in place?

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