Introducción

Use this guide to replace a non-functioning Bluetooth board in the Anti-Glare option of the Mid 2009 MacBook Pro.

The Glossy display option does not have this display-mounted bluetooth card, it is found under the clutch cover.

  1. Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
    • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

      • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

      • Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.

  2. Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case. Remove the lower case and set it aside.
    • Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

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  4. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable by pulling the male end straight away from its socket. Pull the connector parallel to the face of the logic board, not straight up.
    • Disconnect the Bluetooth cable by pulling the male end straight away from its socket.

    • Pull the connector parallel to the face of the logic board, not straight up.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the Bluetooth antenna cable from its socket on the board.

  5. Remove the two 8 mm Phillips screws securing the Bluetooth/camera cable retainer to the upper case. One of the screws may remain captive in the Bluetooth/camera cable ground loop. If replacing the display, be sure to transfer this screw to the new unit.
    • Remove the two 8 mm Phillips screws securing the Bluetooth/camera cable retainer to the upper case.

    • One of the screws may remain captive in the Bluetooth/camera cable ground loop. If replacing the display, be sure to transfer this screw to the new unit.

    • Lift the Bluetooth board/cable retainer assembly out of the upper case.

  6. Remove the single Phillips screw securing the Bluetooth board to the retainer.
    • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the Bluetooth board to the retainer.

    • Lift the Bluetooth board off the retainer.

Conclusión

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

3 personas más completaron esta guía.

is there a newer bluetoth 4.0 / 4.1 board available for the mid 2009 15'' model?

roblamper - Contestar

I second roblamper's question... Yosemite/iOS 8's new "Handoff" as well as "OS X+iOS AirDrop" feature(s) appear to be thwarted on the Mid 2009 MBP due to the existing Bluetooth hardware limitation. I suppose even if there is a Bluetooth 4.0 LE replacement available there may be some .kext changes required. Regardless, baby steps... First things first and that is discovering suitable hardware (-;

honDA9xsi - Contestar

Does anyone know where the bluetooth board for a NON ANTI-GLARE model might be found? I'm presuming that I have to lift the logic board to get to it as I can't see anything from the underside.

Hope you can help!

Thanks

John

jpmolesworth - Contestar

Where do i find that Cable?

pkremsi - Contestar

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