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|MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260|| |
March 12, 2013
Voila des semaines que mon ordinateur était malade et moi même triste pour mon ami. Je suis musicien et mon fidèle compagnon enregistre les musiques que je joue à côté de lui.... Les ronflements d'un de ses deux ventilateurs devenaient insupportables sur les enregistrements et j'avais peur que la fièvre ne tue mon ami. Conduire mon ami chez un chirurgien de la ventilation étant hors de prix j'ai décidé d'opérer moi même.
J'ai installé mon ami sur la grande table basse de mon salon . Totalement désinfectée de tout objet parasite...
Je me suis équipé des instruments chirurgicaux conseillés par et achetés sur IFIX, j'ai disposé un second ordinateur portable avec le mode opératoire en ligne sur le visuel étape par étape de l'opération " changement de ventilateur " J'ai posé "la greffe"du ventilateur de rechange à porté de main , le tableau magnétique avec les cases pour poser les vis et en noter l'ordre. J'ai profité du bon éclairage du soleil ... j'ai opéré pendant environ 1 heure.
L'opération à été un succés.
Suivre le mode opératoire en ligne avec un deuxième ordinateur (en WIFI par ex.) étape par étape .
Le tapis magnétique avec les cases et noter au stylo le n° d''ordre des vis est très important pour se rassurer et être sur de ne rien perdre et de tout remonter.
Profiter pour bien dépoussiérer l'intérieur avec une bombe à air comprimée .
March 6, 2013
Very smoothly, I did it with my 10 year old, he enjoyed the experience. I let him remove and replace screws.
I made sure I taped the screws as I took them out to a piece of paper where I wrote the step number. The instructions were very clear, however connecting the tiny harnesses required the use of a strong flashlight to illuminate the connection point and then use a lot of caution in snapping and/or sliding the connections together. The process to replace both fans took 90 minutes allowing time for a teaching experience for my son. He now has an idea what is inside a laptop. Well worth it !
August 30, 2012
The Mac was overheating and shutting off. Had to use ice packs to get it to boot. Thus diagnosed the fans had stopped working . . .
The only hitch was when the new parts came I spent a few days dithering whether to operate myself or take it to someone more qualified.
With the help of Ifixit's great manual, I decided to tackle it myself.
Went really well. Took about an hour to replace both fans. Now Mac seems cool, calm and collected again.
Pay close attention when you disconnect something. Keyboard cable popped right off, but I spent 10 minutes trying to puzzle out from where when reassembling.
Thought I had a system for the screws, yeah right. Finally sorted them by size and type, read the manual for their location and case reassembly was then a breeze.
Have a tool for picking up and placing connectors. I was trying to use my fingers and they're just to big to be wandering around in Lilliputville.
August 7, 2012
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April 20, 2012
The fan started making noises (terrible screeching noises) a while back. Once I researched the issue, I took the computer apart, cleaned out any dust especially around the fans and fan exhaust ports and finally removed the fan itself to oil it. The first fix was with WD-40...that lasted a few months, but eventually the noise came back...then I tried again with lithium grease...it did fix the screeching, but it was not noise free...kept making other strange sounds...so I finally decided it HAD to be replaced. I scoured the web and found iFixit....found a NEW fan and ordered it...
So far the computer is running better, cooler and most importantly QUIETLY... Very happy with iFixit...and will use them for the right fan when that one finally goes :-)
I've had to take my laptop apart 4-5 times now due to trying to fix the fan myself...not worth it...buy a new part and just be done with it!
March 7, 2012
My right fan was making a terrible noise like an old film projector, when the fan was making overtime. I just can't stand when something doesn't sound good. and thought it could keep my mac alive a little longer. I have no reason to buy a new one. its from 2007, but still work perfectly. well nearly.
I did it in no time. I have opened my mac a couple of times to remove a dent or to replace my hard drive. so opening it isn't a problem. and the guides have really helped me a lot. thanks for them. makes it a lot easier.
none at all. thanks for the service!
January 26, 2012
My right side fan was going out after a few years of hard service. Time to replace both for good measure.
Easy, thanks to your excellent service documentation.
One word of caution when replacing fans, make sure that the connectors are completely seated. I checked my fan RPMs using iStat immediately after the initial power on, post repair. My right fan was turning at zero RPM. I popped the cover and reseated the connector. powered up and observed it spinning. Checked iStat and have continued to do so every few operating hours. All is well at around 2K RPM.
January 20, 2012
January 18, 2012
I had 2 noisey fans and only 1 GB of memory on my MacBook Pro. The fan noise was VERY annoying and the memory was painfully slow.
I was worried about doing the repairs myself on such an expensive laptop but it went without any problems thanks to iFixit and their repair guide. Replacing both cooling fans was a breeze and upgrading the memory was a snap.
Order all of your parts at once so that you only have to open up your laptop/machine once and do all the repairs a one time.