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

$49.95

Product code: IF161-059-1
Apple Part #: 922-8703

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.

Compatibility

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  • 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

My MBPs left fan was really noisy.

My Fix

pretty simple - opened up the case, took some screws and a cable out, put the new fan in. closed it. took about 10 minutes.

My Advice

as always - use the right tools and you won't get stuck.

My Problem

My 2010 MBP's battery wasn't holding much of a charge anymore. The left fan also wasn't working.

My Fix

The fan and battery were super easy to replace with iFixit's guides. My laptop is now being cooled properly and the battery is lasting just as long as it did when I first got my MBP. The only difficult part was getting the battery plugged in properly.

My Advice

Be sure to get the battery connector pushed fully into its socket! This task was quite challenging for me and took about 10 minutes worth of carefully positioning and applying appropriate pressure. It appears that this version of the battery (non-Apple) is more sensitive about how it's positioned than the original battery.

My Problem

Laptop was running hot. I found out that the left fan was dead. A quick search landed me on iFixit with great instructions and pictures of how to remove and replace the fan.

My Fix

Fan replacement took about 10 minutes. 5 for the actual replacement, 5 to clean out all of the dust that has collected inside the laptop over the years.

My Advice

The inside of the Mac isn't as scary as I imagined. Get in there and play around.

My Problem

I fixed it because it was louder than a freight train and it was making me crazy.

My Fix

Holy mackerel, that was stupidly easy!! Don't be scared, just do it. I'm all thumbs and I did it. You can too. TRUST these people!

My Advice

My eyes aren't what they used to be. I definitely needed my glasses to see the tiny screws. A white sheet over the table helped, as did a really bright light. But that was the worst of it. This could not be a simpler thing to do.

My Problem

the fan was causing 70 db noise.

My Fix

i unscrewed the back and removed the faulty fan and replaced it with the new one.

My Advice

thanks!

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

The left fan started to sound like a lawnmower, nearing death...

My Fix

Followed the instructions on ifixit.com and was done in 10 minutes, easy peasy

My Advice

Make sure to buy the weird star shaped screw drivers that you will need, before trying to open up your mac.

My Problem

Left fan on my macbook pro has was going out. Made the absolute worst noise I have ever heard a laptop make. Was also causing my computer to run hotter than normal due to the fan not spinning properly. I finally decided to fix it after the noise went from a slight rumble to a death scream.

My Fix

The repair was very easy. Took me all of ten minutes to replace.

My Advice

The only thing I can think of in the way of advice is just be sure that when removing the connecter for the fan be sure to pull it straight up.

Also after removing the back cover and seeing all the dust collected in the fans and dust traps I would recommend hitting it with some air duster maybe once a year or something like that.

My Problem

So I thought my 6-month-old hard drive was already going bad. I heard sounded like bad bearings in the platters so I reluctantly ordered a replacement drive, took out the old one, popped in the new one, started up and ... AAH! The noise was still there. Turns out it wasn't the drive but the fan. D'oh!

My Fix

Since I now had a spare (apparently good) drive now, I decided to kill two birds with one stone so I also ordered a Data Doubler kit from OWC so I could replace the optical drive with the hard drive and have 1.5TB of storage to make the ULTIMATE MacBook Pro. Okay, maybe not.

Anyway, the repair went fine. Three screws, zip, zip, zip, out it comes, in goes the new one, put the Data Doubler in, put it all back together, plug it in, start it up... and nothing. Happily I immediately remembered that I forgot to reconnect the battery. Zip, zip, take off the back, connect it and all is good. Back to a nice quiet machine.

My Advice

First, make sure the part you're replacing is the actual part.

Second, if you're going to be opening up the machine anyway, think about other repairs or upgrades you might want to do at the same time.

Third, diagnosis is very important. I wish I'd been able to tell the difference between a failing hard drive and a failing fan, but not sure how I could have avoided this.

Fourth, make lemonade from lemons. The mistake turned out to be a boon of additional internal storage.