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Can you help with Fan (left) replacement difficulty

I've replaced the right one just fine, but the instructions on Macworld masterclass don't show the black enclosure that partially covers the left fan.

Please can you guide me on which of the screws around this area (and cables) that I should remove to complete the replacement?

Thank you for your help.

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Apologies - I finally found my way to the guide page for this model - great instructions and thank you very much for all your help.


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Here's the guide for replacing the left fan. According to exactly which 17" Book you have, the guide lists three different fans one the first page:

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MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1151) Left Fan

MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1212) Left Fan

MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1229) Left Fan

There is printing on the back of your MacBook Pro that will give you this Axxx number

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Thank you so much for your help - please can you tell me where I will find this guide?

I have the correct fan for my model, its just that my model has a large black part covering a section of the left fan and the guide I have doesn't show it or give any instructions on how to remove it - there seem to be many screws and a different kind of connector that I don't want to risk breaking.


Sorry, The links from my copy and paste didn't come thru, but I see you found it. Great.


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No problem at all - I'm most grateful for your help. I now know where to come for any future ventures into the repairs world.

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Graham will be eternally grateful.
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