MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Right Fan Replacement
- Author: iRobot
- Difficulty: Moderate
Replacing a defective fan is pretty easy and will keep your laptop running cool.
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Do not yank the upper case off quickly. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.
Lift up the back of the case and work your fingers along the sides, freeing the case as you go. Once you have freed the sides, you may need to rock the case up and down to free the front of the upper case.