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

$59.95

Product code: IF161-018-1
Apple Part #: 661-4951

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 right side of the machine. Includes fan and surrounding metal bracket.

No matter how hard humans try to emulate machines, they'll never be able to multitask as efficiently, think as logically, or get as hot just by working really hard. Extinguish your Pro's hotness today with our MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Late 2008/Early 2009/Mid 2009) right fan.

Compatibility

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  • 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

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

Right Fan was broken/worn-out and made a lot of noise, and had reduced speed (Max 2000 RPM).

My Fix

Excellent, with good tools, parts and guide.

My Advice

No problem for a not that tech. savvy person with this guide.

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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 had become loose and made a terrible buzzing sound!

My Fix

Clean and easy!

My Advice

Don't hessitate! It's real easy!

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.

My Problem

Noisy fans

My Fix

Great, pretty straightforward, way easier than changing the keyboard :-)

My Advice

just follow the guide.

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My Problem

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.

My Fix

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.

My Advice

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.