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MacBook Fan

$34.95

Product code: IF186-003-1
Apple Part #: 922-7372, 922-7887

Product Overview

Replacement fan for Macbooks (excluding Santa Rosa, Penryn, and Unibody). Make sure you have identified your MacBook correctly. You can use our Identify Your Mac.

Includes fan and surrounding metal bracket.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All MacBook 13" (excluding Santa Rosa, Penryn, and Unibody)

Product Details

  $34.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
 

Stories

My Problem

laptop was overheating

My Fix

The repair went fine. Someone suggested setting aside 2 or 3 hours. I was able to do mine in 15 minutes. Your mileage may vary.

My Advice

The best suggestion is already posted: Use a pill box or a large sheet of paper and number the screws taken out for each step. You'll never remember otherwise.

Also watch the plastic retaining clips along the right-hand side of the laptop after lifting off the keyboard. They are just "floating" there and can come loose very easily.

My Problem

The fan in my MacBook was sounding like a plane taking off at times.

My Fix

The instructions on how to get to the fan and how to remove it are excellent. Everything was exactly the way they said it would be. The black felt tape is probably impossible to remove without tearing it. My only problem was a screw that I took out by mistake near the left side of the fan that wasn't supposed to come out. Then I couldn't find where to put it back. So I do have an extra screw left over.

My Advice

I used a straight edge razor blade to scrape the black felt tape off the fan as much as possible. I suggest that if you print out the instructions in b/w like I did, use a pen to mark the encircled screws to remove. Kind of difficult to see the circles in black and white.

My Problem

The fan in my Mac Book quit working, so it was overheating.

My Fix

It was tedious, but fairly easy.

My Advice

Patience, patience patience!

My Problem

My optical drive had failed long ago and after having already updated my HD to an SSD I had found the space to be lacking. My fan has also sounded like a baseball card in bicycle spoke for the last couple of years, it was often so loud that I could not leave this machine running and sleep in the same room.

My Fix

I felt like whatever guide I followed was a bit lacking. There is a screw in the regular HD bay hidden behind some rubber codding that holds the optical drive down. There is also a wire running along the optical drive enclosure that is held down with some tiny clips. I had to carefully work it free and with the drive bay in place it now floats freely in there.

The new fan is completely silent. After reassembly I was concerned because I didn't have any felt tape to secure the fan to the rear vent nor did I bother to tape it down with anything else. But the results were evident after a bit of uptime. This was well worth $50 bucks.

My Advice

The first time I took my Macbook apart I lost some screws and poorly seated some that I managed to retain because I lacked proper tools. I was in Afghanistan. This time I ordered a spudger because removing the upper case is the most tricky portion of this task. I have the cracks in the edges of my case to prove it. This machine will continue to be a super stable workhorse in my collection well beyond a decade of use. This is not an upgrade for the clumsy or disorganized, nor is it as simple as the install video seems to portray, but it is worth the trouble and cash.

My Problem

Fan was noisy and not cooling the computer properly.

My Fix

Easy repair, computer is working great now. I will recommend this site to anyone with a computer problem.

My Advice

Don't be afraid to try it yourself. And keep track of what screws go where.

My Problem

2007 Macbook's fan broke down. After all those years of intensive use it's more than ok.

My Fix

The repair manual is very clear and detailed. Hassle free. I just followed instructions and finished the job in a minimum amount of time.

My Advice

One just has to follow instructions. This is the only way to repair an old laptop at a reasonable price. Thanks for doing this IFIXIT!

jllobrer's Story Photo #257196

My Problem

MacBook fan was starting to sound like a mini jetplane taking off. The fan seemed to only have two speeds, 1000rpm and 6000rpm. Because of overheating problems, the computer would slow down and sometimes crash. I decided it was worth trying to replace the fan and clean out the heat sink.

My Fix

Repair went smoothly, thanks to the detailed iFixit guide! Only issue was that I was unable to remove the old fan without breaking the black felt tape. Replaced it with some electrical tape, and so far, no problems.

My Advice

Make sure you keep track of where each screw goes, because there are a lot of them. I laid them out in the order that I removed them. When it was time to reassemble my MacBook, I just worked backwards through the line of screws.

My Problem

The fan was broken: it was making a lot of noise since it is already 5 years old i thought it would be wise to put in a new one.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly, i already opened my macbook several times to clean the fan, but since that didn't resolve the issue i decided to replace it completely.

For a video of the process: http://vimeo.com/molamola/fanrepair

My Advice

It's not that hard to open the macbook and replace the fan, just make sure you keep track of the different screws you take out during all steps in the guide. I put the screws on a piece of paper with corresponding guide numbers, it helped me.

My Problem

I had a noisy defective macbook fan, so i needed to replace it with a new one.

My Fix

Since i already tried to clean the fan a couple of times using the instructions on ifixit i was already a step ahead, i knew how to open my macbook and find the fan.

To see a video of the replacement process, check:

http://vimeo.com/molamola/fanrepair

My Advice

No particular advice, just be careful to remember which screws go where, since they are almost all different in size. I had a sheet of paper next to my macbook with the different step numbers written on it, where i put the screws so i could keep track of the steps.

My Problem

The old fan didn't work.

My Fix

The repair went well.

My Advice

Better keep all the screws in a save place and organized.