MacBook Pro 15" Late 2008 through Mid 2012 (excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz) Left Fan

$59.95

Product code: IF161-017-1
Apple Part #: 661-4952, 922-8703

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MacBook Pro 15" Late 2008 through Mid 2012 (excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz) Left Fan

$59.95

Product code: IF161-017-1
Apple Part #: 661-4952, 922-8703

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.

You put your left fan in,

You put your left fan out,

You put your left fan in and,

And you blow it all around,

It comes with metal bracket and

Will cool your MacBook down,

That's what it's all about.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • Late 2008 through Mid 2012 15" MacBook Pros (excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz)

Product Details

  $59.95 New

 

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New

Available: 50+

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

Left fan on a MacBook Pro - was very noisy

My Fix

Perfect /easy - iFixit instructions were fantastic.

My Advice

Check the iFixit list before you just click on the tools they recommend - they should also recommend an anti-static wrist loop. Also use an egg box or daily/weekly pill dispenser to keep all the little screws as you go.

My Problem

Left fan runs / stops randomly, and makes big noise!

My Fix

Easy to replace within 10 min.

My Advice

To browse infixit instruction before fixing it. It is hopeful!

My Problem

Had to change the battery in my 5 year old MacBook Pro 15"

My Fix

The service and delivery speed was top notch!

Installed the new battery I got from Ifixit.

What bothers me is that the new battery is not as good as I expected.

It drains fairly quickly, almost the same speed as the old one.

The situation is somewhat getting better.

My Advice

Is this normal? Did I do something wrong when charging for the first time, etc. etc... Or are those batteries just some second grade product?

My Problem

The fans on my MacbookPro had been running constantly due to some software that seemed to need 1 CPU to run constantly to check web pages. After finally figuring out which software to trash and reducing use of the fan, the wear and tear of this bad software took its toll and eventually the fans started to periodically make a grinding noise.

My Fix

The directions from iFixit were great, the parts arrived quickly and it took about 30 minutes to complete the repair. No problems were encountered.

My Advice

Follow the directions and be careful not to strip the screws when reinstalling them

My Problem

My brother's Macbook Pro was making some interesting sounds on top of overheating. We did some research and came across ifixit.com how-to articles. From there, I ordered the fans (used), and the problem was fixed!

My Fix

Removing and replacing the right and left fans (Macbook Pro 15 mid-2009 2.8 GHz model) was simple. I ordered the required tools (Philips #00 screwdriver, spudger, & anti-static wristband) along with the fans, unscrewed the bottom plate, popped out the connectors with spudger, unscrewed fans, and then did the reverse. Simple!

My Advice

2 pieces of advice: use an anti-static wristband and be careful while handling the spudger to disconnect fans.

My Problem

fans started making grinding noise so had to replace

My Fix

No problems. Easy and didn't take long

My Advice

Make sure to clean out the intake grills before you switch up your fans, and it's probably a good idea to start cleaning out that dust every 6 months or so

My Problem

Mis ventiladores hacían muchísimo ruido, ni se iba con lubricante especial para ventiladores.

My Fix

Ventiladores como nuevo. Silencio absoluto. Paquete bien protegido. Atención, servicio y rapidez de entrega inmejorable.

Valoración 12 sobre 10.

My Advice

Lamento que en su página en Europa, no tengan existencias, pero si las tengan en USA; lo que conlleva un sobre coste de aduanas.

My Problem

leftFAN noises and damaged

rightFAN was ok but i want to change it

My Fix

All perfect, except for the rightFAN. I can't unscrew the old one, the screw is locked!

My Advice

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My Problem

Left fan would occasionally be noisy (I'm not sure how to describe the noise, grinding sound maybe). I'd put the computer to sleep, wake it up, and it would be fine for a day or so. But eventually this process got annoying.

I tried to fix it myself by taking the fan apart and putting WD40 on the axle but I ended up bending the metal and now the fan wasn't aligned and would always hit the side and make a grinding noise.

So I ordered a left fan from iFixit.

My Fix

I've opened this computer so many times it isn't funny. From battery replacement, memory upgrades, HDD to SSD upgrade, Dual Drive upgrade, and the monthly taming the dust bunnies; I'd say I know how to open this device pretty quick and easy. Ergo, it was a breeze to replace the fan.

The replacement of the fan went well. Unfortunately, my Mac had problems booting. I got the infinite spinny-thing and spinning beach ball of death after inputting my password. I even let it set there overnight (I've done this before and it worked), but nothing. I reset the PRAM, SMC, went into safe mode, and nothing. It still wouldn't boot into the OS.

Luckily, Time Machine saved my skin. I restored it and it booted just fine. My dock was reset but that's no big deal.

My Advice

Always back up before doing any modifications to your computer. Actually, always back up daily, always!

My Problem

Driving me crazy

My Fix

Simple fix, very easy.

My Advice

Don't live with a noisy fan... just do it.