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

$59.95

Product code: IF161-017
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
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

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$44.95 Used

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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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

The old one was too loud.

My Fix

Went great.

My Advice

The part was available elsewhere for cheaper, but only ifixit was able to ship it within 1 week. Everyone else wanted me to wait 20 days.

My Problem

My left fan was broken, which caused a lack of cooling to my MBP.

My Fix

Repair went flawlessly, removed cover, removed old fan , put in the new one and works flawlessly.

My Advice

Definitley recommend buying from iFixit. Great service!

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My Problem

For about the last year, the left fan in my Macbook Pro was rattling and would freak out and make even more noise if you held the computer at a certain angle (it was very, very annoying).

My Fix

Getting the old fan out was a breeze with the T6 Torx screwdriver, and getting the new fan in place and hooked up was easy as pie. It took me about ten minutes all told, and when I booted the system back up after the repair, no more noise!

My Advice

Be careful with the power connectors on the fans, they are a little fragile.

My Problem

My left fan was loud for over a year. Loud fans are annoying.

My Fix

Product: expensive:

Shipping: even more expensive.

Customs: seriously?

Result: finally a silent fan.

My Advice

Try to catch your FedEx car. Then try again. And again. If you got it, used the guide, and in 5 minutes, you are done.

My Problem

After four years of use my wife's laptop became superhot, superunstable and most of all - supernoisy.

In short: the bearings of the fans become very noisy, which limited the heat dissipation.

My Fix

Replacing both fans was easier than expected. It actually reminded me why I like the Macbook Pros from those years.

The imagery on ifixit website helped a fair bit in reassembling everything back.

My Advice

I wasn't paying attention when ordering the replacement battery, so I had to make an additional order - with only the three-headed screwdriver that is needed to remove the battery.

Oh Apple! Why so complicated!

My Problem

The left fan in my 2009 MacBook Pro became so loud, and the noise so constant, that for the first time ever I was dreading every time I turned on my Mac. I dealt with this annoyance for well over a year, before I finally broke down and decided to fix it myself.

My Fix

The repair couldn't have been easier, and I'm so exponentially happier now using my Mac in complete silence, that I'm angry at myself that I waited so long to make the fix.

My Advice

If there's was one thing I wish I knew beforehand, it would be just how easy a fix this is. Also, that the new fan wouldn't simply be quieter, it would be silent. A fantastic improvement!

My Problem

It was basically impossible to work with this ratling noise...

My Fix

incredibly well, it was not the first time I opened my mac, I installed an ssd drive before, but even if it was the first time It would have been just fine.

A very important note on the purchase and delivery, having paid with a french card, and shipped to Russia, I was vey sceptical... and so if iFixIt request you to confirm your address with a form, it's ok, it worked, I was very worried at first, but all went very well. The fun part is that I even gave the wrong postal code!! but the local postman figured it out and forwarded it back to the correct center! so I fell very lucky on this one!

The packaging was very nice and thoughful, I felt that I was very well treated and that iFictIt is very serious about what it does. A very positive experience indeed. Will TOTALLY buy again computer parts with you.

My Advice

you don't need any tool to unplug the fan plug, and to plug the new one back, you just need to press it down, It took me some thinking to understand, I tried to slide it like a regular plug, but no, it only needs to be pressed down.

My Problem

It was a dark and...no, seriously, here is what was going on. The room was silent and all thru the house, nothing as making a noise. Then out of nowhere, there was this clatter! " What can that be? " I asked my self as I sat at my desk with my MacBook Pro to my left. Holy moly! I exclaimed. It was the fan in my MacBook Pro making all this noise! So I logged into iFix It and looked up what I needed and ordered the correct part and had it shipped. A repair is on its way!

My Fix

Since I ordered the iFix iT tool set for a previous repair ( 2007 iMac hard drive replacement ) it went rather smoothly. I took the back of the MacBook Pro off ( being very careful not to loose the very tiny screws! ) and set it aside. I unscrewed the faulty fan, and then disconnected the power cable to the fan. Took the fan out and set the new on in place, put the tiny screws back in that and connected the power cable. Then placed the back, back on and put all the tiny screws back on that. Booted the computer and its been operating quietly ever since!

My Advice

I would say to watch where you put the vert tiny screws. They are easy to loose. I set mine on a sheet of printing paper so it made it easier to see the black screws on the white surface. Take you time too. It may be simple looking, but if pulling too hard on the power cable to the fan from the logic board, you can have a bigger repair in store. Or using the wrong sized driver bits can ruin the special screw heads that Apple uses so use the proper set of tools. Other than that, have fun!

My Problem

Had what I thought was a noisy fan. Turned out that was exactly it. Replacing the fan fixed it.

My Fix

Fan was really easy to install. Almost self-explainatory.

My Advice

If anyone is unsure of which left is ment (which I was), it is left when you're using your computer as normal, not left as in when it's upside down.

My Problem

My home server, a 15" MacBook Pro with cracked screen, started making "Quack-Quack" noises as at least one of the fans was on its way out. Had to fix it before I went crazy and the MBP cooked itself.

My Fix

Had opened the MacBook Pro earlier to replace the hard drive and expand memory. Followed the iFixit guide, things went smoothly.

My Advice

Only issue was amount of force required to unplug the fan cable. I kept a finger on top of the connector to ensure the wires wouldn't get pulled out.

Replaced one fan at a time so I could always have a model to follow. Glad I got the spudger, a screwdriver might have damaged the board.