MacBook Fan

$34.95

Product code: IF186-003-1
Apple Part #: 922-7372, 922-7887

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MacBook Fan

$34.95

Product code: IF186-003-1
Apple Part #: 922-7372, 922-7887

Product Overview

Replacement fan for Macbooks (excluding Santa Rosa, Penryn, and Unibody). Make sure you have identified your MacBook correctly. You can use our Identify Your Mac.

Includes fan and surrounding metal bracket.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All MacBook 13" (excluding Santa Rosa, Penryn, and Unibody)

Product Details

  $34.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

37 Available

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
 

Stories

My Problem

2007 MacBook (original) fan was getting noisy and I was afraid of fan failure

My Fix

The repair went GREAT! Instructions were easy to follow, and though I was a bit nervous about opening my laptop I even got it all back together without any screws still in hand.

The new fan fan works flawlessly and my MacBook is humming along quietly now.

My Advice

From each step of the instructions I put the set of screws in a small paper cup, so as not to mix up the screws and how they should be put back. It worked out well for me.

My Problem

I have an old MacBook that lives in my server closet that provides three AppleTVs and all of our various iDevices with Video/Music. The fan was on its last leg and sounded like a monster was trying to escape the laptop with a hammer.

My Fix

Repair went flawlessly thanks to the great directions on iFixit.

My Advice

Nope, follow the guide, smooth sailing.

My Problem

Der Cooler wurde zuerst nur laut, dann war das Geräusch zu Lärm geworden. Ein Austauschdes des Coolers, nach 7 Jahren Lebensdauer war notwendig.

My Fix

Die Anleitung von iFixit machte die Arbeit sehr leicht. Nach einer knappen Stunde war alles erledigt und funktionierte. Nur die Tastatur wollte nicht mehr. Erneutes Öffnen entsprechend Anleitung um zu kontrollieren ob der Stecker richtig plaziert ist. alles o.k. - Zusammenbau - Auch der Ein/Auschalter funktioniert nicht mehr.Erneut Öffnen und dieses mal auch eines anderen MacBook um die Tastatur des anderen zum Einschalten zu benutzen. Jetzt benutze ich eine alte USB-Tastatur, nur kann man mit dieser das Macbook nicht einschalten also darf ich niemals abschalten.

My Advice

Um die vielen kleinen Schrauben in der richtigen Reihenfolge für die Montage aufzubewahren, habe ich sie auf einem Klebeband (Tesafilm) abgelegt.

My Problem

While my computer is computing, my fan must excel at life itself. From the perspective of fan-life. It must be fresh, cool, and clean. Much like said fan's cooperative new owner. We be chillin' now that we so fresh and so clean, clean.

My Fix

I used a multitude of ingenuity while following step-by-step DIY.

My Advice

During rebuild I noticed you'r site instructs the battery elbow cover having three screws. (2) are the same size, and (1) is larger. The order of these screws was different on my unit, than on the pics provided with how-to. The site said the larger of the three screws goes in the middle, that was incorrect. My larger of the three screws went near the battery outlet, not the center. This caused much grief, and almost lead to my demise. However, through the greatness of my micro-tool. I prevailed.

My Problem

My 2006 MacBook is still running strong and I'm planning on making our ten-year anniversary together, but in the last several years the fan has gradually become noisier. It ran as soon as I opened the laptop, and after downloading iStat Menus I found the fan wasn't even running high rpms, just noisy at normal (1000-2000) rpms. It also wasn't really doing its job, since my computer was more frequently becoming so overheated it demanded I shut it down for self-preservation. Techier friends who bought MacBooks at the same time reported similar problems and said it wasn't worth fixing, so they bought new computers and I just tolerated the roaring. People pay for white noise, right?

My Fix

The iFixit guide was wonderful. Two of the screws gave me trouble because I first tried to improvise a #00 screwdriver (don't do that). I also improvised a spludger with a wooden shish kebab skewer, which worked but probably wasn't ideal. Like other reviewers I found it impossible to remove the fan without ripping the black felt tape, and made do with some electrical tape that has worked fine so far. The silver tape also didn't really have any stickiness left, and I'm sure it would be better if I'd used new tape or glue, but I just put it back in position and it's worked fine.

End result: silence. Amazing. Take that, techy friends!

My Advice

If you have a noisy fan, as so many older MacBooks seem to, try this! My first plan was to take the fan out, take it apart, and try to clean it and oil the axle/shaft on the advice of an article on another website, but that advice is not applicable to this model (MacBook duo core A1181). The fan can't be taken apart without breaking it, and even once you've broken it you still don't really have an axle available to oil. Also, I was worried about sticking my fingers into the computer to insert the new fan (I heard pros use a static bracelet to prevent creating electric shorts), but it all seems to have worked fine. Inspired, I also bought a new battery ($12 off of Amazon, sorry iFixit, but it beat $99), and now my computer runs good as new.

My Problem

It was noisy

My Fix

Very easy.

My Advice

No advice, iFixit got right from the start!

My Problem

Fan was basically broke and could barely maintain going at 2000 rpms. Computer was overheating every second and was causing me a lot of problems.

My Fix

The replacement was extremely easy and simple and went smoothly. The spudger that was recommended to buy or "needed" was really unnecessary, !&&*, you could even buy a cheaper one from other websites. I also used a single screw driver to remove all the screws. The site recommending i needed at least 3 different types of philips screw drivers.

Over all if you its broken it. Fix it yourself and avoid that nasty labor charges from your local computer fix it shop.

My Advice

Just take your time and get it done.

My Problem

The fan on my MacBook Core Duo stopped working and the laptop ran very hot such that I had to always use and external cooling pad.

My Fix

The replacement was a simple project. The instructions were, as always, very easy to follow.

My Advice

It is essential to have a means of setting aside the screws that are removed in each step in such a way that you can easily retrieve the correct screws when reassembling the computer. Any means of isolating the screws removed at each step and labeling them accordingly will work.

Also, I found it virtually impossible to remove the old fan without tearing the felt tape (Step 20). It would be very helpful if iFixit were to suggest an appropriate alternative to the felt tape or sell replacement tape. It seemed to me that the only purpose of the tape is to seal the junction between the fan and the vent. After removing the residual felt tape fragments, I used Black electrical tape as a seal, but I have no idea if that will be a satisfactory alternative. Guidance in the instructions would be good.

My Problem

laptop was overheating

My Fix

The repair went fine. Someone suggested setting aside 2 or 3 hours. I was able to do mine in 15 minutes. Your mileage may vary.

My Advice

The best suggestion is already posted: Use a pill box or a large sheet of paper and number the screws taken out for each step. You'll never remember otherwise.

Also watch the plastic retaining clips along the right-hand side of the laptop after lifting off the keyboard. They are just "floating" there and can come loose very easily.

My Problem

The fan in my MacBook was sounding like a plane taking off at times.

My Fix

The instructions on how to get to the fan and how to remove it are excellent. Everything was exactly the way they said it would be. The black felt tape is probably impossible to remove without tearing it. My only problem was a screw that I took out by mistake near the left side of the fan that wasn't supposed to come out. Then I couldn't find where to put it back. So I do have an extra screw left over.

My Advice

I used a straight edge razor blade to scrape the black felt tape off the fan as much as possible. I suggest that if you print out the instructions in b/w like I did, use a pen to mark the encircled screws to remove. Kind of difficult to see the circles in black and white.