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Introducción

Use this guide to replace faulty antenna cables rather than replacing your whole display.

  1. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Battery: paso 1, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer.

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, RAM Shield: paso 2, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the three identical Phillips screws from the memory door.

  3. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 3, imagen 1 de 1
    • Lift the memory door up enough to get a grip on it, and slide it toward you, pulling it away from the casing.

  4. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Upper Case: paso 4, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the two 2.8 mm Phillips screws in the battery compartment near the latch.

  5. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 5, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the following 6 screws:

    • Two 10 mm T6 Torx screws on either side of the RAM slot.

    • Four 14.5 mm Phillips screws along the hinge.

  6. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 6, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the four 3.2 mm Phillips screws on the port side of the computer.

  7. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 7, imagen 1 de 1
    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees and remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips screws from the rear of the computer.

  8. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 8, imagen 1 de 1
    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees again and remove the four 3.2 mm Phillips screws from the side of the computer.

  9. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 9, imagen 1 de 1
    • Do not yank the upper case off quickly. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.

    • Lift up at the rear of the case and work your fingers along the sides, freeing the case as you go. Once you have freed the sides, you may need to rock the case up and down to free the front of the upper case (there are some hidden plastic clips that need to be clicked off).

  10. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 10, imagen 1 de 1
    • Disconnect the trackpad and keyboard ribbon cable from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.

    • Remove the upper case.

  11. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Display Assembly: paso 11, imagen 1 de 1
    • Disconnect the three antenna cables attached to the Airport Extreme card.

    • Apple was kind enough to include a label showing where each color antenna cable plugs in - just make sure to look at this when reconnecting the antenna cables.

  12. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 12, imagen 1 de 1
    • Deroute the Airport antenna cables from their channel in the left speaker.

  13. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 13, imagen 1 de 1
    • Disconnect the iSight cable from the logic board by sliding the cable to the left and out of its connector.

  14. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 14, imagen 1 de 1
    • Disconnect the inverter cable from the logic board by placing a spudger beneath the cable and lifting up.

  15. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 15, imagen 1 de 1
    • Disconnect the display data cable from the logic board by pulling sideways.

  16. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 16, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the silver T6 Torx securing the ground loop in the display data cable to the casing.

  17. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 17, imagen 1 de 1
    • Support the display with one hand while removing the following 3 screws:

    • Two 9.5 mm silver T6 Torx screws with threads on only part of the shaft on the inside of the display hinges.

    • One 9.5 mm silver T6 Torx screw with threads on the entire shaft on the outside of the left hinge.

  18. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 18, imagen 1 de 1
    • Grasp the display assembly on both sides and lift it up and out of the computer.

  19. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Rear Display Bezel: paso 19, imagen 1 de 2 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Rear Display Bezel: paso 19, imagen 2 de 2
    • Remove the two 5 mm Phillips screws from the lower left and right corners of the display (two screws total).

  20. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 20, imagen 1 de 3 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 20, imagen 2 de 3 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 20, imagen 3 de 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger perpendicular to the face of the display between the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel and the front bezel.

    • Do not insert your spudger between the plastic strip and the rear bezel.

    • With the spudger still inserted, rotate it away from the display to separate the front and rear bezels.

    • Work along the left edge of the display until the rear bezel is evenly separated from the front bezel.

  21. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 21, imagen 1 de 3 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 21, imagen 2 de 3 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 21, imagen 3 de 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger perpendicular to the face of the display between the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel and the front bezel.

    • With the spudger still inserted, rotate it away from the display to separate the front and rear bezels.

    • Work along the right edge of the display until the rear bezel is evenly separated from the front bezel.

  22. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 22, imagen 1 de 3 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 22, imagen 2 de 3 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 22, imagen 3 de 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the front bezel and the plastic strip attached to the rear bezel near the screw holes at the bottom corners of the display.

    • Rotate your spudger toward the rear bezel to separate it from the front bezel.

    • If necessary, enlarge the gap between the lower edge of the rear bezel and the clutch cover until the two components are completely separated.

  23. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 23, imagen 1 de 1
    • Lift the rear bezel by its bottom edge and rotate it away from the display assembly to separate the top edge.

    • Remove the rear display bezel from the display assembly.

  24. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Display Inverter: paso 24, imagen 1 de 1
    • The display inverter is a very thin and delicate circuit board that is easily broken. Use caution when handling.

    • Carefully lift the inverter board out of the clutch cover.

  25. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 25, imagen 1 de 1
    • Disconnect the LCD backlight from the inverter by pulling its connector away from the inverter board.

  26. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 26, imagen 1 de 1
    • Be cautious to not put any strain on the inverter cable ground loop, as it is a very thin and delicate wire.

    • Disconnect the inverter cable by pulling its connector away from the socket on the inverter.

  27. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Clutch Assembly: paso 27, imagen 1 de 2 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Clutch Assembly: paso 27, imagen 2 de 2
    • Remove the pieces of yellow kapton tape from the bottom left corner of the display.

    • Peel the three green antenna ground straps off the copper tape along the bottom edge of the LCD.

    • The adhesive connecting these straps to the display is very strong. An edged tool is helpful to separate the adhesive while you peel the straps off.

    • Remove the piece of tape securing the camera cable to the LCD.

  28. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 28, imagen 1 de 2 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 28, imagen 2 de 2
    • Remove the pieces of tape covering the display data cable and camera cable connectors.

    • Carefully peel the camera cable off the foam tape along the top edge of the LCD.

  29. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 29, imagen 1 de 2 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 29, imagen 2 de 2
    • Gently pull the camera cable away from its socket on the camera board.

    • Pull the display data cable connector away from its socket on the LCD.

    • Pull both cables parallel to the face of the logic board.

  30. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 30, imagen 1 de 2 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 30, imagen 2 de 2
    • If you have a Core Duo machine, refer to picture 1 and remove three Phillips screws connecting the clutch assembly to the lower edge of the front display bezel near the display data cable.

    • If you have a Core 2 Duo Model A1211 machine, refer to picture 2 and remove two Phillips screws connecting the clutch assembly to the lower edge of the front display bezel near the display data cable.

  31. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 31, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the small Phillips screw from behind the display data cable.

    • Remove the small rectangular steel bracket by sliding it away from the right clutch hinge.

    • If you have a Core 2 Duo Model A1211, there is no steel bracket. Simply remove the screw and continue to the next step.

  32. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 32, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove three Phillips screws attaching the clutch assembly to the lower edge of the front display bezel.

    • The inverter cable ground loop is a very thin and delicate wire. Work gently.

  33. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 33, imagen 1 de 2 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 33, imagen 2 de 2
    • Push the open edge of the clutch cover away from the left clutch hinge to pop it off the clips attaching the two parts.

    • If necessary, repeat this process for the right side of the clutch assembly.

    • Remove the clutch assembly from the front display bezel.

  34. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Antenna Cover: paso 34, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the five small Phillips screw securing the plastic antenna cover to the inside of the clutch cover.

  35. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 35, imagen 1 de 2 MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement: paso 35, imagen 2 de 2
    • Pull the antenna cover off the clutch cover, being careful not to damage the antenna cables.

  36. MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 Antenna Cables Replacement, Antenna Cables: paso 36, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the antenna cables from the clutch cover, minding the antenna connectors that may get caught on the clutch cover.

Conclusión

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

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