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Easy to replace: a MacBook's right fan

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MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Right Fan Replacement

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Right Fan Replacement

Moderate

Meu Problema

I had a noisy right fan, my MacBook sounded like a diesel engine. And well, it didn't cool any longer, I noticed my MacBook getting hot during charging the battery and using the computer.

Minha Solução

The repair was really easily done. The only tricky thing was: it appeared that the front, when gently lifted, still is attached to the main board by a sensor that is placed under the left speaker. So, you can't turn the front up as the hood of a car, as shown in the guide, I had to turn it away to the left gently.

And man, the connecters are tiny! Took me a while to figure how to disconnect the old fan.

Still, it's an easy job to do.

Meu Conselho

Maybe it's a good idea to add at step 9 of the guide "how to disconnect the sensor under the left speaker".

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Spudger

$2.99

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Phillips #00 Screwdriver

$6.99

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TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver

$6.99

MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1261) Right Fan Imagem
MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1261) Right Fan

$39.99

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