Are MBP A1150 and UMBP fans physically the same?

I have a A1150 MBP its old but does the job,

i replaced the screen with a 1680*1050 screen

but thew rest is stock

the mbp runs hot and the fans are half dead

they go to 3k rpm and make crunching noise (something is broken there)


i checked ebay and the fans look identical


but i read the connector is different

it not a problem to re-solder the connector

so the question is, are they PHYSICALLY the same?

ie the distance between the screws and the WHL dimensions


ps: i would just repalce them if i had a spare UMBP :)

also the price is about 10$ lower than the old fans

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Not a direct answer to you question, though a direct answer to your problem. Peel back the paper on your fans and put a drop or 2 of 3-N-! oil in the exposed hole. Reseat the paper covering and/or put a piece of tape over the fan bearing. I have repaired hundreds of noisy computer/laptop fans this way.

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Just get the correct part. You're going to have the wrong connector and after soldering the old one on it may not work. Personally I put in new fans as the used ones on eBay usually already have a lot of use already.

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