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Having wireless (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth) connectivity issues? Use this guide to replace the AirPort board.

  1. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 AirPort Board Replacement, Lower Case: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:

    • Eight 3.1 mm

    • Two 2.3 mm

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 AirPort Board Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 AirPort Board Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.

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    • The lower case has two plastic pegs (red) that fit into plastic clips in the upper case (orange).

    • During reassembly, gently push down the center of the lower case to reattach the case to its two plastic clips.

  4. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 AirPort Board Replacement, Battery Connector: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Peel back the sticker covering the battery connector.

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    • Gently lift each side of the battery connector to pry the connector out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Bend the connector back toward the battery, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.

  6. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 AirPort Board Replacement, AirPort Board: step 6, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 AirPort Board Replacement, AirPort Board: step 6, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 AirPort Board Replacement, AirPort Board: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Disconnect the three airport Antenna cable connectors from their sockets on the AirPort board and bend them up and out of the way.

    • Be careful to pry only against each connector, and not its cable or socket.

  7. MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 AirPort Board Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort board.

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    • Lift the end of the AirPort board up enough to pass over the heat sink directly behind it.

    • Do not lift the AirPort board too high, or you could damage the contacts or socket.

    • Pull the AirPort board straight out of its socket on the logic board.

    • There is a slightly adhesive thermal pad beneath the AirPort board. Be sure to reapply this when reinstalling the board, or transfer it to your replacement board.

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

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Hi! I need to replace the cable with the 3 prongs on the end. Do you have a video for that and would you be able to tell me where I can buy the cable?

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Hello Maria - Did you ever find the cable and how a guide to replace it? Anyone on ifixit know where to get this part? I need one too.

Tony -

Yea this cable is easily damaged. Just broke mine trying to put in the new cord…the contact got bent and is no longer able to fit on the little button like socket. So annoying! Definitely need a replacement cable now…

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Is there any WiFi6 replacement card compatible, so I would not just fix a broken one, but upgrade to 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.x? All valuable comments are welcome.

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