Introduction

Having connectivity issues? Use this guide to replace the AirPort board.

  1. Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:
    • Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:

      • Eight 3.0 mm

      • Two 2.3 mm

  2. Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.
    • Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.

    • Set the lower case aside.

    • Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.

    • Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to detach the three antenna connectors up from their sockets on the AirPort board.

    • Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort board to the logic board.

    • Grasp the edges of the board and slide it out from its connector.

    • Lift and remove the AirPort board.

Conclusion

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

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Is the new AirPort AC card for the 2013 MacBook Pro Retina interchangeable? In other words, can I now upgrade to the new AirPort?

rbouch8828 - Réponse

Yes, it works. I just bought an AirPort AC board from the late 2013 RMBP and installed in my mid 2012 model, and it works perfectly. Highly recommended upgrade.

Frederico - Réponse

Frederico, can you please share which part number you used to upgrade?

Thank you,

Jose

estradajoe -

Frederico, what was the part number for the ac card you bought and used. I'm interested in getting one as well.

Buggy - Réponse

Anyone has an idea, what size the card actually has? Is it a full-size or half-size mini-pci-e? Looks like full-size. I am only running linux on my macbook and the broadcom drivers are really bad, so I would like to change it and I only find official airport boards on the internet.

Victor Brekenfeld - Réponse

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