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Bluetooth module shielding kit

For Apple Mac mini 2012 models
The 2012 Mac mini is a great machine, but we have found one small issue with it. Some units may not have proper shielding applied internally on the Bluetooth module and thus can experience interference from USB 3.0 drives.

This situation appears to be due to the specific placement of shielding which can vary from unit to unit. As a result, some mini users may experience diminished and/or up to total loss of Bluetooth use even at very short range.

The OWC Bluetooth Shielding Kit is a simple, DIY solution that substantially improves Bluetooth range. It comes complete with all tools, instructions, and a special EMI shielding foil with non-conductive adhesive. After installing this kit, you should experience improved functional Bluetooth range up to 20 feet.

For full details about the Mac mini 2012 Bluetooth issues
please read our blog post.

Product Specifications

  • Manufacturer Part Number: OWCDIYIMM12BTS

NOTE: This kit contains consumable and/or one time use components and therefore is not covered by any warranty. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform the upgrade, you can return the unopened kit for a refund. The 5-Piece Toolkit (except for nylon pry tool) included with this kit is covered by a 1 Year Warranty.

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 3.3 / 5 2 out of 3 (67%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: SW Arkansas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 2/5 Improvement but not perfect May 2, 2015 The series of computers this is designed for has known issues with usb 3 and bluetooth interference. The fault lies with the computer mfg. for such a major oversight in this area. While this shielding kit was very easy to implement due to the great tutorial videos, it could have been better it the necessary hex driver was included in lieu of using the star driver that is included. Now for results, it is an improvement BUT, it is still not possible to stack these units with the computer if you plan on using usb 3 and a bluetooth keyboard and mouse. To prevent interference the drives and computer have to be separated by at least 8 inches and not located between the computer and the keyboard. It is a shame that such a perfect stackable drive can't be stacked with the computer it was primarily designed for while using usb 3 and bluetooth devices.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Prescott, AZ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Item worked as described January 2, 2015 Item was as described.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Burleigh Heads, QLD Australia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 3/5 Not so happy with this kit August 27, 2014 For the late 2012 Mac Mini Server I have, I noticed poor Bluetooth after about 9 feet range. I saw this kit and gave it a shot. I don't believe this was the usual high standard of product from OWC and I ended up busting an airport card in the process of fitting the kit. This kit could be improved with better fitting shielding and adhesives.

OWC Bluetooth module shielding kit Mfr P/N: OWCDIYIMM12BTS OWC SKU: OWCDIYIMM12BTS For Apple Mac mini 2012 models Ships: Same Day Only $8.49Bundle Priced for $4.99
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