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Bought a new fan and it died within two weeks

I bought a new left fan for my macbook as my old one was making the most horrible sounds.

The replacement was very easy and went off without a hitch.

After booting up the computer, the fan stayed stuck at 2000rpm, but was quiet and seemed to keep the computer cool enough. I didn't worry.

About two weeks later, I noticed that the computer was hot and I opened mac fan control and saw that the fan rpm was 0. I shut down the machine and opened it up. I briefly and carefully turned on the power, and saw that the fan itself wasn't spinning. I took it all apart and inspected all connectors and everything seemed ok. I put it back together and still nothing.

Pretty disappointed and worried now about melting my expensive work machine.

What should I do?

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Where did you get the part? I would speak to them on getting a replacement.


For the little extra you sometimes pay here it is well worth it.


Apparently so :)


Just wanted to add here that I received the part and it works great!


Happy it all worked out!


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I actually bought it via ifixit. They saw this post and are sending me a replacement part free of charge. Super-duper cool of them.

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