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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Late 2008/Early 2009/Mid 2009) Left Fan

$59.95

Product code: IF161-017-1
Apple Part #: 661-4952

Product Overview

Make sure you have identified your MacBook Pro correctly. You can use our Identify Your Mac.

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

You put your left fan in,

You put your left fan out,

You put your left fan in and,

And you blow it all around,

It comes with metal bracket and

Will cool your MacBook down,

That's what it's all about.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • Late 2008, Early 2009, and Mid 2009 Unibody 15" MacBook Pros (excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz)

Product Details

  $59.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
 

Stories

My Problem

I had removed fans earlier to remove lint and clean. Left fan had crack in hub and rattled a bit.

My Fix

Received fan in 2 days. 10 minutes, 11 screws, no more rattle.

My Advice

Save yourself some time and money. Do it yourself with iFixit.

My Problem

Left fan started making terrible noise

My Fix

Piece of cake

My Advice

The instructions would have benefited with some close up photos of the fan power connector. Both seated and unseated, so you could see how it snapped together.

My Problem

The Fan`s where making a crackeling noise and the machine got hot and ran slow.

My Fix

Repair was straight foreward and there was no problems, thanks to the guides.

I decided to change both fans since I did not know witch one was bad or if it was both.

My Advice

Read the Whole guide before you start and make sure you have al the Tools. Also use an antistatic mat!

My Problem

Machine made terrible sounds that seemed to be the fans (Optical and Hard Drive seemed to be working fine).

My Fix

Very easy. I was a little nervous about the connectors but with the correct soft tool they came apart with no problem.

Replacing both fans and major vacuuming took about 30 minutes.

My Advice

Get the right tools, take your time and don't force anything. The unibody MacBook Pros are very easy to work on.

My Problem

Bruit constant du ventilateur gauche

My Fix

Impeccable

My Advice

En profiter pour nettoyer et vérifier le ventilateur droit. Ils ont tendance à faire du bruit en même temps

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My Problem

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.

My Fix

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!

My Advice

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.

My Problem

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.

My Fix

Easy and quick thanks to the guides on iFixit and the tool kit I purchased from iFixit last year.

My Advice

Be careful when disconnecting the fan from the board. The wires on the connector are easily pulled from the adapter.

My Problem

The fans were making a lot of noise and the computer was overheating.

My Fix

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.

My Advice

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

My Problem

Right fan blew a bearing, decided to replace left at same time.

My Fix

Was an easy fix.

My Advice

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.

My Problem

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).

My Fix

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.

My Advice

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.