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|MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009|| |
|MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009|| |
November 14, 2013
Mi MacBook Pro tenía tres problemas:
1-La batería estaba en su último ciclo de vida, estando a un 50% de capacidad máxima.
2- Los ventiladores no funcionaban correctamente, haciendo mucho ruido. Estando uno de ellos, el derecho, prácticamente estropeado.
3- La unidad de CD/DVD no funcionaba desde hacía tiempo.
A parte de eso, el disco duro se me quedaba algo lento para los programas actuales y decidí instalar un par de SSD de 256 GB aprovechando que no funcionaba la unidad de DVD.
La mayoría de pasos fueron muy fáciles en general:
- Cambio de ventiladores super fácil: sacar la tapa, desconectar el conector de los ventiladores a la placa y quitar tres tornillos. Limpiar y montar los nuevos.
- La batería fue más de lo mismo. Sin complicaciones.
- La parte del Dual Drive fue donde más se me complicó la faena ya que uno de los tornillos se pasó de vueltas y tuve serios problemas para sacarlo. Una vez fuera fue tan solo conectar y atornillar.
Una vez todo estaba en su sitio conecté la batería, cerré la tapa y arranqué con una tarjeta SD arrancando Mavericks. Utilidad de disco, RAID 0 para los nuevos SSD y a volar!
Sobretodo tened cuidado con los tornillos Phillips de dentro, los negros. Son de muy baja calidad y si están demasiado apretados es difícil sacarlos. Aseguraos de tener el destornillador adecuado e id con mucho cuidado con ellos.
November 1, 2013
The fan in the MacBook Pro was making noise and I knew it had to go. One quick visit to iFixit and I had the part ordered. Within 2 days the new replacement fan arrived.
Easy and quick thanks to the guides on iFixit and the tool kit I purchased from iFixit last year.
Be careful when disconnecting the fan from the board. The wires on the connector are easily pulled from the adapter.
October 30, 2013
The fans were making a lot of noise and the computer was overheating.
The repair went very well, I replaced the two fans and I added another harddrive to the device. The repair kit which also came with the order gave me all the tools I needed. No damage was done and now my machine is running with two new very quiet fans and a very fast ssd which my operating system now sits on.
Definitely buy the repair kit from this site with your order, it's very handy and will give you the tools you need to get the job done quickly and safely.
Also ssd is the best thing that ever happened to my mac, my machine now has at least a 5 second startup compared to a 1 minute startup it had with the factory 500 gb hdd
June 6, 2013
Right fan blew a bearing, decided to replace left at same time.
Was an easy fix.
Make sure you order the tools you need at the time you order your parts. Don't be trying to make do with something from you tool-box that kind of fits. The tools are cheap, well made, and then you have them for future repairs.
June 5, 2013
After 4+ years, a fan in my MacBook Pro (Late 2008) began to make a loud grinding noise. While it sounded like it was coming from the right fan, I used the iStat to verify where the app indicated that the right fan was operating at a lot slower rpm than the left fan (which was running at a high rpm to compensate).
Followed the guide(s) for fan replacement provided by ifixit and the repair went smoothly. Due to the machine's age and the fact that I primarily have it on 24/7, I went ahead and replaced both fans while I had it open. Overall, it took about 15 mins to complete the repair, which included blowing out the internal dust and cleaning the inside of the back case panel.
If you don't have one, order the Spudger tool - it made disconnecting the electrical contact plug very easy and protected the motherboard from damage.
May 30, 2013
March 15, 2013
My late model 2008 Macbook Pro has been a gem, but all of a sudden the right fan started to give out, the left would be clocked at over 6000rpm while the right was dredging at barely 2000. It was time, after 4 years, to swap the components out.
It's an easy swap, took 10 minutes only because the screws are so dang small. Fans were in perfect condition, and my computer hasn't been this silent in years. I'd almost forgot what a new MBP is supposed to sound like - nothing! Silence again, my ears rejoice.
If you're going to replace one, replace both, it's a cheap swap and you'll save yourself in future woes. If one died, the other is right behind it. Remember to discharge any static electric build up with the metal plate apple installed.
March 1, 2013
My MBP15 had the too much thermal paste problem, with constant 6krpm fans running. And, consequently the left fan was worn out, sounding like a two-stroke chainsaw. Worse, it never revved up beyond 2500rpm, so heat became an issue. 103° C on the CPU is Not Good.
Opening the case and getting the fans out was a breeze. I was amazed at the amount of connections to the system planar (sorry, a bit of IBM-speak there) but the guide was thorough and the pro toolkit had my prying needs taken care of. The top side of the systemboard was very dusty. Taking off the CPU cooler assembly was simple, and revealed caked thermal paste that had been squeezed out over the edges of the [CG]PU devices. Cleaning the surfaces with a Plastic Opening Tool first and then lint-free paper and alcohol made them shiny and clean. Re-applying thermal paste in sensible amounts, evenly spread out and screwing the system back together made for some improvement in thermal managment; and together with the fans I've got an usable computer again.
I used a plastic ice-cube mold to hold the small screws, with one partition per guide step / screw type.
Be careful with the screws holding the thermal conductor; the springs come off.
Less is usually better with thermal paste.
January 28, 2013
December 21, 2012
My MacBook Pro developed a grinding noise of the left fan.
Besides that my battery was expanding up to a point that my touchpad did not work properly anymore on 'click' functions.
After checking at my Apple shop, they told me that they had to send in the unit to a repair-centre and it would take multiple days to fix.
As I use my MacBook around the clock and is my primary work tool, this is unacceptable. This is why I decided to order the parts and do the repair myself.
The repair was very straightforward
The exchange of the battery was a breeze too, thanks to the special torx I ordered.
When you notice that your touchpad-click function is not working the way it used to, replace your battery as it is a sign of expanding.
Regularly clean-out the fans and radiators for dust-buildup, my suggestion is once a year.
Another enlightenment was the speed of delivery of the parts. I am living in the Netherlands, I ordered the parts wednesday-evening, friday-morning the Fedex-box was delivered. This really great!