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 Post subject: Airport cable assembly with 3 cables
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:29 am 
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A few days back the replacement airport cable assembly for my wife's 15" MBP arrived, and I set out to replace the old one today.

However, the cable assembly sent by PowerbookMedic is not quite identical. It has 3 antenna cables, instead of the 2 in our Core Duo MBP, next to the expected black and grey wires there is a blue wire is well.

Can I still use this assembly, and if so, what cables do I attach where?


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 Post subject: Re: Airport cable assembly with 3 cables
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:56 am 
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After some googling, it is clear that the new assembly is one from a Core 2 Duo:

http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Core-2-Duo-Airport-Antenna-Cables/IF185-097

while I need one for a Core Duo:

http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Core-Duo-Airport-Antenna-Cables/IF185-089

My question still stands: Can I use the 3-cable model in my Core Duo, and if so, how to connect it?


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 Post subject: Re: Airport cable assembly with 3 cables
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:16 am 
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Just connect the two outside connections.


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 Post subject: Re: Airport cable assembly with 3 cables
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:33 am 
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Cool. Just to clarify, that's the black and blue wire, in the white and grey wire connections, respectively?

3 cable (Core 2 Duo) positions:

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2 cable (Core Duo) positions:

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Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Airport cable assembly with 3 cables
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:25 pm 
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For those coming across this thread: the answer just given to me by 'Neil' on the powerbookmedic.com live support is that attaching only the black and grey cables will do, and their relative positions don't matter.


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 Post subject: Re: Airport cable assembly with 3 cables
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:11 pm 
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Probably doesn't matter but according the Apple Manuals the B(L)ack goes left, G(R)ey goes right. That's how your supposed to remember it. BTW, by default the Blue goes in the middle.

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