MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009 Right Fan Replacement

Replacing a defective fan is pretty easy and will keep your laptop running cool.

Edit Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Lower Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:

    • Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

    • Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 3 Right Fan  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Right Fan  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to pry the fan connector straight up off the logic board.

  • It is useful to twist the spudger axially from beneath the fan cable wires to release the connector.

  • The fan socket and the fan connector can be seen in the second and third pictures. Be careful not to break the plastic fan socket off the logic board as you use your spudger to lift the fan connector straight up and out of its socket. The layout of the logic board shown in the second picture may look slightly different than your machine but the fan socket is the same.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Remove three T6 Torx screws securing the right fan to the logic board and upper case.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Lift the right fan out of the upper case.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009 device page.

Required Tools

Phillips #00 Screwdriver

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Spudger

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T6 Torx Screwdriver

$5.95 · 50+ In stock

T6 Torx Screwdriver

$9.95 · 50+ In stock

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