MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Left Fan Replacement
Replace the left fan in the MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012.
- Author: Jake Devincenzi
- Difficulty: Difficult
Use this guide to install a new left fan (left when the device is resting with the logic board side closest to you.)
Embed this guide
With the HTML code below, you can embed this guide as a small widget on your website.
Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the left fan ribbon cable ZIF socket.
Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.
Starting at the top of the cable, slide a plastic opening tool under the left fan cable to free it from the logic board.
Use caution when freeing the cable, as it is strongly adhered to the logic board.
Lift the left fan out of the device.