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|MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150|| |
September 29, 2012
Downloaded smcFanControl, and discovered why it was running hot. It always ran hot, figured early Dual Core Intel model was "hot" literally as well as figurally. But with smcFanControl I could see right fan was dead. Confirmed when removed right fan resisted spinning.
Great. First got baggie for every step to hold screws and post-it notes explaining what was in each bag. Then followed instructions, printed out on color printer. I did this tech work at school, where I was Technology Teacher Leader, with MS in Instructional Technology Specialist. But was one stoke and a catastrophic auto accident ago in June & Sept. of '09. Guess I'm getting it back.
Fitit: even the brain damaged can depend on them. Probably why I forgot to take pictures. Sorry. Now running at 50C @ 1500 RPM, sync'ed. Thanks, guys and gals.
September 14, 2012
My right fan was dead, never showed as running when I checked istat pro. Led to my mac running hotter than it should. Figured I would replace both since I already had to open it for the one.
The only complaint was UPS delivered my fans a day late when I paid for next day air. The only difficult part was the small cable going across (and attached to) the left fan. (I forget the step #) Guide was thorough and VERY helpful.
Kapton tape! The electrical tape covering the fans and vent ports were very sticky and did not want to attach to the new fans. I covered the old tape with Kapton. Also, the steps that require you to remove cables taped down the mother board need to be replaced as well.
April 30, 2012
Right fan was not running and that was putting more burden on the left fan and some processes caused the machine to get too hot.
This was my second experience opening the MBP so I knew my way to the inside. I replaced both fans and the left fan is harder to replace than the right because there are some tiny wires that pass over the left fan. A tiny strip wire that connected something to the main board came off and I had a bit of difficulty putting that back on. I had to use a magnifying glass. Had it not been for this little adventure it would have taken me about 30 minutes from shut down to restart.
I had a piece of paper on the table with the views of the case marked up where I kept various screw groups.
If you are replacing the fans have some kind of dust blower ready because the vents probably need a good cleaning too. I didn't have one but managed to clean them up by blowing on them.
March 7, 2012
February 15, 2012
December 20, 2011
Well. As like everyone, once you hear a noise, you start to get frustrated. The Noise goes off and comes back on, and keeps bothering you. So next step, is either break your computer, or take it to someone to repair it. and let them charge you a fortune to fix a little problem. which maybe you can fix your self. if you tried.
The place to find a solution - ifixit.. hats off to you guys, seriously. i cant believe how easy it is to fix something.
It was so easy, this is my third time i have ordered fans. i got many laptops.. and all needed a fan replacement. As this was my third time buying, i even didn't need to open the guide to see. (but for sure i check it right after i put it all back together. just to double check i did it right). And i did.
I got to say. i am very excited. its something anybody can do. And as long as you follow the guidelines. not much can go wrong. and if it does. Im sure ifixit will be more than happy to help you.
Dont touch anything until you first see the guides. Thats what they are for. to show you whats underneath. Once your ready. just got for it. you will be very satisfied with the end result. happy fixing with ifixit. you guys rock. simple and efficient and effective.
December 19, 2011
My aging mac book pro began making loud fan noise whenever I watch Hi-def videos on youtube ( or on any other flash based video sites ). The fan noise got so loud, that I almost thought it was about to explode.
The repair guide from iFixIt was clear and easy to follow. I was able to disassemble my macbook pro, and re-assemble it back to life. My macbook is quite as brand new one. thanks iFixIt!
iFixIt gave me two choices for screwdrivers ( one with life-time warranty and another with limited warranty ). I purchased ones with limited warranty and they are solid and pretty much impossible to break. Unless you are fixing a bunch of mac books, buy screwdrivers with limited warranty and save few bucks.
December 16, 2011
Noisy fan on 15" MBP 1,1 -- Apple would not touch it because it is 'too old'. Baloney! iFixit to the rescue! All went very well -- new fan is quiet!
(Had already replaced other fan -- I do lots of video compression, and this thing gets HOT!)
Very well. Had to improvise with some electrical tape and foam seal strip to seal the fan to the heat exchanger/heat sink because the old adhesive strip got mangled in taking out the old fan. However, this was not difficult to do, and perhaps ought to be included in the instructions.
See above. Also, I realize the parts sales pay for the website and the guides, but I think your margin on these parts is a little piggish. I was tempted to find the part elsewhere, and I think other people are also. $50 for a $3 part is too much!
December 13, 2011
The left fan in my 2006 Macbook Pro had been loud for a long time. Finally, under what I assume was extreme duress, it got REALLY loud and cantankerous, before totally stopping dead.
I ordered the replacement fan, used the iFixit install guide, and Shazaam, it was good as new, and much, much quieter.
BUT, a problem arose: A day or so later, I was (legally) ripping a DVD onto my computer, and the whole computer died. Uh oh. It came back on fine, and I tried it again. Same thing. The ripping was somehow causing the whole computer to shut down.
THEN, I realized the computer's case wasn't all-the-way snapped shut. I haven't had a problem since. (Granted, I also haven't tried to rip a DVD, so the jury may still be out.)
Use the opportunity to clean out some dust around the fan area. I had a good chunk of it in there, and I used compressed air to blow it away.
August 15, 2011
Both left and right fans were very noisy and needed replacing, as previous repairs had only temporarily solved the problem. I ordered both a left and right replacement fan from iFixit.
The repair was straightforward
If you need to replace the left fan on this model (MacBook a1150) compare the screw tab to the original fan make sure it is the same thickness as the original. The tab in question is one closest to the mouth opening of the fan. If it is not, you can swap the housings like I did.