MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Right Fan Replacement
Replace the Right Fan in your MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012.
- Author: Brett Hartt
- Time estimate: 45 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
Fans can be such blowhards, except when they blow out. Use this guide to help you replace a damaged, broken, or faulty right fan.
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- Lower Case 2 steps
- Battery Connector 2 steps
- AirPort/Camera Cable 4 steps
- I/O Board Cable 1 step
- Right Fan 5 steps
Step 1 — Right Fan ¶
Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort card to the logic board.
Step 2 ¶
Grasp the thin sides of the AirPort card and pull parallel to the logic board, removing the AirPort card from the MacBook Pro.
Step 3 ¶
Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the right fan ribbon cable ZIF socket.
Starting at the top of the cable, slide a plastic opening tool under the right fan cable to free it from the logic board.
Step 4 ¶
Remove the following three screws securing the right fan to the logic board:
One 4.4 mm T5 Torx screw
One 3.9 mm T5 Wide Head Torx screw
One 5.0 mm T5 Torx screw with 2 mm collar
Step 5 ¶
Lift and remove the right fan out from the MacBook Pro.