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Airport card replacement

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MacBook Core 2 Duo

MacBook Core 2 Duo AirPort Card Replacement

MacBook Core 2 Duo AirPort Card Replacement

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Moderate

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Airport card stopped working after battery delamination in A1261. Apple gave me a new battery but no love on the Airport card which finally died a little later- but was on the way out, only working temporarily,

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Great. Didn't slide the card in enough first go, but went back and all is well!

Also. The three anchor tabs welded to the very front of the case ( the ones at an angle that accept the tiny bolts) had all come completely loose. Glad I noticed this. They must have pulled off when the battery delaminated. I epoxied them back in place before replacing the top case. Anyone with a battery issue should check these or else they may get lost or tumble around inside. Great instructions from iFixit.

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Take your time. Keep eyes peeled for weirdness like loose anchors.

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Spudger

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T6 Torx Screwdriver

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MacBook Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa/Penryn 802.11n Airport Extreme Card

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