MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1211, A1226, and A1260) Left Fan

$39.95

Product code: IF185-044-1
Apple Part #: 922-7916, 922-8042

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MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1211, A1226, and A1260) Left Fan

$39.95

Product code: IF185-044-1
Apple Part #: 922-7916, 922-8042

Product Overview

Make sure you have identified your MacBook Pro correctly. You can use our Identify Your Mac.

If your screen is facing you, this is the fan on the left side of the machine. Includes fan and surrounding metal bracket.

When the ancient Egyptians needed to cool their laptops from the sweltering desert heat, they would artfully skip them back and forth over the Nile for hours on end, carefully endeavoring to avoid full-immersion computer baptism. Abate the heat while keeping your MacBook Pro 15" as dry as a desert with our replacement left fan.

Compatibility

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  • MacBook Pro 15" (A1211, A1226, A1260)

Product Details

  • Motor Type: DC Brushless
  • Voltage: 5.0 VDC
  • Current: 0.29 A

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Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.5 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Santa Rosa)
 

Stories

My Problem

noisy fans and not yet working cd rom

My Fix

all good

My Advice

no

My Problem

The Left Fan was still working, but making very scary noises as it heated up.

My Fix

I waited too long to order a new fan. In fact I first ordered the wrong one, and Ifixit very graciously allowed me to return it, but by the time the right fan arrived, I may have "cooked" my hard drive. I changed the hard drive at the same time as the fan, and I followed your instructions which were excellent, and my repair went well, and I am very happy to have my old laptop back and in good working condition Thank you Ifixit.

My Advice

Yes, change a noisy fan right away, and consider the more expensive but quicker shipping method. (might have saved me my hard drive. Luckily, I did make regular back ups)

My Problem

Noisy fans and very slow performance, couldn't justify replacing my old A1211 15" MBP for the sake of a few components. So got the fans from yourselves - you were cheaper than sourcing them in the UK. I sourced a SSD in the UK (Samsung 850 Pro 256GB) I know a little extreme but it has a 10 year warranty.

My Fix

It was easy to do, had already been in to clean the fans previously, so opening it up was simple having worked it out once. Fan replacement was fiddly for the left one with all the over running wires, but other than that 2 fans and a SSD in 30 minutes... job done silence restored and it runs as fast as my fusion drive iMac for most of the stuff its used for. The downside... my MBP 17" is now slow in comparison so I see another SSD purchase on the horizon, just need to save up now!

My Advice

If you've not opened up your MacBook pro before the iFixit guides are excellent... I wish I'd found them previously, but was glad to know I had essentially done the right thing my first time in. The rest is simple if you take it carefully and take static precautions so as not to fry any sensitive bits. You'll wonder what all the fuss was about... simples!

My Problem

One of the two fans was bad and making a grinding noise

My Fix

The repair was easy and the part provided was excellent.

My Advice

This was a straight forward repair. Just remove the top and replace the fans. I actually used the instructions from ifixit to do the work.

My Problem

My fan had been making an intermittent whirring noise - like an engine was inside (disturbing co-workers and probably impairing my machine's ability to cool).

My Fix

Repair went fine - I missed a couple of screws and had trouble getting the cover off (my mistake), but retraced steps. Laptop works fine now, and I'll get another few years out of it (can't believe it's still working after 7 years!)

My Advice

Go ahead and fix it already - it's pretty easy. I already had the T6 Torx screwdriver from another repair - you'll need that, I did it without a "spludger".

My Problem

The fans were slowly dying over time and I was ignoring the issue. It wasn't until the fan completely cut out in the system started watchdogging from the machine overheating when I decided that I needed to really get the system repaired so I can get my work done.

My Fix

Pulled the old fans out put the new fans in. System runs great and is completely quite - no longer sounds like a Ford Model-T about to stall out (when the fans were on their last leg.)

My Advice

There are a time of screws in the disassembly of the original MacBook Pro. Most of the screws are the same and interchangeable but there are a handful that are different. Use a piece of masking tape to hold them close to the chassis where you remove them so that you don't lose track of where each screw went. Also there's a couple of one off torx screws that I didn't catch in the photos that needed to be removed and for colorblind people the circles do make it difficult to find - if the circles were highlighted in yellow or gold to make them stand out more in the photos it would be greatly helpful.

My Problem

The MacBook Pro was making a lot of noise, seeming to be full of bees! Thankfully, it was merely the fan dying.

My Fix

The repair followed the guide in detail. Sadly, I had grabbed the wrong guide. I was able to work backwards to fix the improper steps and then was able to follow the correct steps. The fan came out with ease, and the new one fit in with ease. The old thermal tape (now 7 years old) did not stick on the new fan, so we taped the tape down (using small amounts of electrical tape) but otherwise, went smoothly.

My Advice

Be sure to click the correct guide (I was on my phone, the links were small, and most of the steps were the same). Also, be sure to read through the steps once or twice before starting and have a copy of them handy (printed or on your phone!)

My Problem

My original MacBook Pro's left fan bit the dust and started making a racket a couple of years ago. I decided at the time to save a few bucks and get a used fan from a different company. The replacement never "failed" per se, but it was never really quiet, either. It started getting slightly louder, so I took the plunge and got a new fan from IFixIt.

My Fix

The repair went very smoothly. Since I took my time and was extra-careful, the whole thing took maybe 30 minutes. I had done the repair once before, so I was fairly confident about everything. Both times, I used the IFixIt repair guide, which was quite helpful.

My Advice

Always go slow and follow the repair guide to the letter. The reassembly tip of sliding your spudger into the DVD slot before snapping in the clips to reattach the case really works!

I would recommend having some of that Polyimide tape handy rather than hoping to re-stick the original tape where it was.

My Problem

Like many owners of the 2007-2008 generation of MacBook Pros, it only took a couple years before the left fan became increasingly loud. After 5 years, it was deafeningly loud. I couldn't take it any more.

My Fix

Smoothly for the most part. The guide I used wasn't specific in parts that needed to be specific. For instance, *HOW* do you remove certain cables. With what tool, what direction do you push or pull, etc. I'll be uploading my own guide to give a more thorough explanation of these common questions.

My Advice

Plenty. These will be included in my guide. I've never repaired any computer equipment and if I can do it, so can you.

My Problem

Left fan noise fixed to avoid overheating.

My Fix

No problems. Followed tutorial video.

My Advice

Need a micro star wrench for some of the screws. Luckily I was able to get them loose with a micro flat screw driver or needle nose pliers but I wouldn't recommend trying it.