MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011 Left Fan Replacement
Replace the left fan in your MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011.
- Author: Miroslav Djuric
- Difficulty: Moderate
Replace a faulty fan to keep temperatures down.
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Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
Three 13.5 mm (14.1 mm) Phillips screws.
Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.
Using both hands, lift the lower case near the vent to pop it off two clips securing it to the upper case.
Remove the lower case and set it aside.
Use the edge of a spudger to pry the battery connector upwards from its socket on the logic board.
Bend the battery cable slightly away from its socket on the logic board so it does not accidentally connect itself while you work.
Remove the three 3.4 mm (3.1 mm) T6 Torx screws securing the left fan to the logic board.
Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the left fan connector from the logic board.