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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2010/Early 2011/Late 2011/Mid 2012) Right Fan

$49.95

Product code: IF161-060-1
Apple Part #: 922-8702

Product Overview

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If your screen is facing you, this is the fan on the right side of the machine. Includes fan and surrounding metal bracket.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2010 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Early 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2012 15" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

  $49.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

The thing sounded like a truck, drag racing!

My Fix

Smooth as pie!

My Advice

Buy it. Fix it. I did. this repair worked like a charm, now the mbp sounds as if it's new!!

My Problem

I'm a computer science major, and I take my MacBook Pro everywhere. A couple of times, I didn't bother to shut it completely down before it took a bumpy ride in my backpack. The rattling go louder and louder, and then my temperatures started to climb.

My Fix

As soon as I got the fan, I disassembled my Mac, and put it right in. So much dust... I put off changing it for far too long. No fuss though, it all went as expected.

My Advice

At first I thought the idea of a spludger was kind of silly, but I think that I'll need to get one, and possibly the whole iFixit repair kit, just to make the process even smoother.

My Problem

Initially during high processing loads up to recently including basically all powered-up time my MacBook Pro exhibited a "death rattle", an intermittent, staccato, sometimes quiet sometimes loud sound not unlike a muffled version of playing cards in your bike tires. Sound was intermittent for months and seemed not to correlate to anything in particular (position of laptop, etc.)

My Fix

Bing bang boom. This is a very simple repair if you observe basic opening-my-case protective measures.

My Advice

I looked at every possible support page, blog, etc. as this was ongoing and intermittent for months. Grounding contacts ticking against backplate, various battery/smc related stuff, etc. The diagnostic that indicated the fan was ultimately taking a close look at RPMs in SMC fan control when the ticking started ... there was a noticeable downward trend in RPM when even a slight ticking would start. This is my recommended diagnostic.

The fan for this model appears to be made so quiet by some sort of magnetic system in the spool of the fan. On close inspection the housing on the underside of the spool was ever so slightly angular and not flush with its casing. My speculation is that over time (mac is now 3 years old) this very slight angle caused a vibration, then a wobble, and ultimately contact between the fan blades and the bottom plate of the fan. Very, very fine plastic dust was present all around this area, and the fan blades themselves were ever so slightly "flattened" by the high RPM contact.

My Problem

This MacBook Pro is a workhorse and on for 20 hrs a day powering an external monitor. The fans finally started sounding like meat grinders.

My Fix

Repair was easy! I used a tool kit I ordered with the parts because I didn't have a #6 torx bit.

My Advice

Definitely make sure you have the right tools.

My Problem

I thought for a long time that it was the hard drive that was the problem. A technician suggested it might be the fans making the noise. It sounded more and more like the right thing. I ordered both fans just to be sure to eliminate the problem either it was the left or the right fan.

My Fix

Followed the webinstructions and the sound went away

My Advice

Easy fix to potentially critical problem

My Problem

Not supportable noise

My Fix

The risk was to order the bad one (left or right ) that was the question! So I decide to open it to have a look, a first time.

One seems to be too wide...Decide to change right fan....It was the good one.When reopen after receiving the command it takes only few minutes.No more noise !

My Advice

Take the time to identify clearly which one fan to be changed by open the mac before ordering

My Problem

The fan was very noisy and i was afraid due to friction, the fan produce dust and spoil my macbook pro by overheating.

I have taken the occasion to upgrade the memory.

My Fix

The guides are wonderful and complete. After acclimatisation of the parts (it was a cold day when it has been delivered) I have made the replacement and upgrade in less then a half hour.

The delivery was really fast, less then 3 days to get it at my home in Belgium, and with Fedex, easy to follow the shipping.

My Advice

Don't be afraid, the guides are straight forward.

My Problem

My MBP had a noisy right fan. Probably "imbalanced" or something.

My Fix

Super smooth. The fan was easy to replace.

My Advice

Pull the fan connector from the logic board "upwards", not forward. There's not supposed to be any real resistance. Don't pull too hard if it doesn't give in. I messed up my fan connector on my Mac Mini by doing that - pulling to hard in the wrong direction. The fan connector on the logic board is really the only thing you can mess up here.

My Problem

Sunddenly one of my laptop's fan became noisy. It is summer and hot inside the houses here in France, hence I immediatly decided to change both of them by security without trying to find wich one started to have a break down. Ordered on Thursday, received next Monday => great experience !!

My Fix

I performed changes in less than 10 minutes, because I have the right tools and already undusted fans in past !

Of course, before touching the mainboard, I have disconnected the battery to avoid any electric shock.

My Advice

A soft brush can be very usefull for the first clean-up inside. Of course, perform that very very carefully without pressure : this has to be like a caress ! Then an air-spray is also very usefull, and do not forget to put screws far from the laptop when spraying (lol) ...

I guess that this is a safety method compared to the use of a vacuum, that can dramatically damage components, even more in such laptop !