MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Left Fan Replacement
Replace your MacBook Pro 17" Unibody's left fan.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Computer running hot? Use this guide to replace a burned-out fan.
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Remove the following ten screws securing the lower case to the upper case:
Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.
Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.
Wedge your fingers between the lower case and the vent, and lift upward to release the clips holding the lower case to the upper case.
Remove the lower case.
If present, grab the plastic tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the device. For Late-2011 models the battery connector will not have a tab and is simply a plug that inserts straight down into the motherboard--to remove pry the plug straight up.
Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the left fan connector out of its socket on the logic board.