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MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1211) Left Fan

$39.95

Product code: IF185-044-1
Apple Part #: 922-7916

Product Overview

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

When the ancient Egyptians needed to cool their laptops from the sweltering desert heat, they would artfully skip them back and forth over the Nile for hours on end, carefully endeavoring to avoid full-immersion computer baptism. Abate the heat while keeping your MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1211) as dry as a desert with our replacement left fan.

Compatibility

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  • 2.16 or 2.33 GHz (Model A1211) 15" MacBook Pros

Product Details

  $39.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
 

Stories

My Problem

Left fan noise fixed to avoid overheating.

My Fix

No problems. Followed tutorial video.

My Advice

Need a micro star wrench for some of the screws. Luckily I was able to get them loose with a micro flat screw driver or needle nose pliers but I wouldn't recommend trying it.

My Problem

My fans since I bought the Macbook Pro were always running at 4000rpm. They then went to 6000rpm.

My Fix

The repair was way simpler than I thought. I thing I didn't do right the first time was pressing the new cable in far enough. The machine is now quite!! It's never been this way. Fans run at 2000rpm and only crank up during games.

My Advice

Work in a clean space. There are a lot of screws.

My Problem

my fans were going out. i looked on line . You had the best web site to find the correct parts, very easy. I put them in and it works would I do it again? I'm a construction worker for 40 years and my hands are not what they used to be. It was simple, but I'm better built for fixing a 50 ton piece of equipment. Thank you

My Fix

It took about an hour, and it works.

My Advice

Buy a small screw driver set and take your time. The clips that hold the wires in place are piece of crap be careful. I work on $800,000 dollar heavy equipment they each have 6 computers on them, there more complicated but easier to change parts. Small hands are a plus. It's not for everyone. Remember that computer costs $1800. dollars. A computer store will fix it for under $200. dollars.

My Problem

Had fan noise from both left and right fans. It was driving me crazy all the time.

My Fix

The repair was straightforward, easy to do. I was a bit nervous the moment I turned on the machine, but no need to worry! The machine was quiet and ran smooth. The quiet is a real blessing! Thanks, Ifix it for your true help!

My Advice

Keep careful track of the screws as you take the case apart.

My Problem

Left fan stopped working and I didn't want to replace the entire machine quite yet (or bring it to a repair shop).

My Fix

Went very well. Only took about 30 minutes.

My Advice

Much easier than I thought. Just keep the screws organized when you take things apart. My only complaint is that the tip on the philips screwdriver broke off shortly before I was finished (had to use an eyeglass screwdriver to get some of the screws back in place). $60 and 30 minutes is much nicer than about $150 and 3-4 days (what my local, Apple-recommended repairer was going to charge).

My Problem

The fans had started making some noise, showing signs of giving up. I had long wanted to replace the HD for a bigger one but dreaded what looked like a difficult replace operation. With the fans about to bite the dust, I had the proper motivation to go ahead.

My Fix

Overall very well. The upper case was the most difficult one to open up. It was a little bent from the years of use and I had to resort to mild violence when prying the front open. I broke a piece of the plastic frame in the process.

My Advice

Don't hesitate to repair your out of warranty Mac yourself. With the excellent guides from iFixit, you cannot go wrong. And get the spudger! I couldn't have done the repair without it.

My Problem

Two issues... replaced the keyboard and left fan

My Fix

Easy

My Advice

Don't try this without clearing some space and keep track of the screws... there are lots of them. Small screws!

My Problem

My left fan was noisy, I thought it was dying. So I bought a new one. I followed the very clear guide.

My Fix

The repair went as expected, except that I noticed that my fan was actually full of dust: a dust bunny was hitting the fan blades, hence the noise. I still replaced the fan, to be sure, but the old one seems perfect, after the cleaning. Of course I cleaned the right fan also, which was full of dust, too.

My Advice

Mind the plastic clips, as advised during step 8.

Clean the dust before buying a new fan.

My Problem

It's 2012 - 2 gigs of RAM just isnt enough. So I did the best I could and upped my computer to its max of 3 gigs.

My hard drive wasn't showing any signs of failure, but since I was doing some computer surgery, I figured it would be a good time to go from a 120 gig 5400 rpm to a 500 gig 7200 rpm hybrid drive.

My fans - well, they could be heard from down the street they became so noisy and inefficient.

My Fix

It took me about one hour to replace everything. With all of the tools I needed and the detailed guides, it couldn't have gone smoother!

My Advice

Repairs on a laptop - not so tough when you have detailed instructions on what you're looking to do!

My Problem

LH Fan on my MBP had become a bit noisy - especially in cooler environments. I do astrophotography as a hobby, so am often out in cold weather. Tried blowing the dust out - no good. Went to Mac forums (apple.com site), and folks said to replace the fan.

My Fix

I'd been inside the case before - to upgrade the hard drive, so getting in was pretty easy. I originally ordered the wrong fan (so many versions of MBP's). iFixit was very understanding. They accepted the wrong part and sent the proper part. Repair was pretty easy - no more than intermediate difficulty (not 'difficult' as indicated in the instructions). Laptop is now as quiet as the day I bought it. Back to imaging

My Advice

Double check with iFixit before ordering the part. When I got it wrong, I sent info from 'about this mac' (apple menu), and they immediately steered me to the proper part.