MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2010/Early 2011/Late 2011/Mid 2012) Right Fan

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Product code: IF161-060
Apple Part #: 922-8702

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2010/Early 2011/Late 2011/Mid 2012) Right Fan

Not for sale

Product code: IF161-060
Apple Part #: 922-8702

Product Overview

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This fan is fully compatible with the following product:

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

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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 right side of the machine. Includes fan and surrounding metal bracket.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2010 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Early 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2012 15" Unibody MacBook Pros
 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

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 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
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 MacBook was running very hot, rebooting, blocking...

My Fix

I renewed the thermal compound on the CPU and GPU, it worked well but this is not a solution on long term, the processors are still running hot, the cooling is much better.

My Advice

If you now a MacBook Pro 2011 that's running hot, join the Facebook group "2011 MacBook Pro and Discrete Graphics Card Issue" and make a legal complained to Apple, sign the petitions please, all together we are strong!

My Problem

My MacBook Pro fan's where making a lot of sound. It was annoying and i was worried it would lead to a bigger issue.

My Fix

5 minute repair! It was simple and fast.

My Advice

Don't procrastinate! Its fast and easy!

My Problem

Hi guys, my beautiful macbook pro (early 2011) went blank one day. I would say part of my fault, because went I heard the fans going nuts, I should have acted right away. I did wait too long as result the GPU failed, so I had no other way than swapping the logic board.

My Fix

Well, I am extremely happy. I got my parts in three days, and I live in europe now. I swapped the logic board, put some thermal paste a new fan and the magic is done. My macbook pro is up and running and also I have no more issue with the fans running like crazy, indeed Apple did the worst job on placing that thermal paste. Anyway I am happy at the end.

My Advice

Yes, guys the step are simple and you need just some time be relaxed and check the connection of you screen twice before you even turn the computer back on.

My Problem

Bloated battery and dead fans, I had a top of the line 2010 MBP that was getting long-in-tooth. My wife had accidentally destroyed her MBP last year so I decided to refurbish mine and give it to her. The battery was hardly holding a charge and started to bloat. The cooling fans were making a lot of noise, and I think one of them had already failed.

My Fix

The repair was very easy. Don't let the internal batteries of newer MBPs intimidate you, they're relatively easy to replace. The fans were very straightforward as well.

My Advice

The ifixit guides are sufficient

My Problem

my macbook has just turned 3 and the fans actually started making noise at 2.5 years but tolerable took in to apple 2 weeks before applecare expires but they find nothing...

My Fix

i ordered the fans from IFIXIT replaced them within 15 minutes and now i have silence

My Advice

this is such an easy replacement and now my macbook is good as new.

My Problem

The thing sounded like a truck, drag racing!

My Fix

Smooth as pie!

My Advice

Buy it. Fix it. I did. this repair worked like a charm, now the mbp sounds as if it's new!!

My Problem

I'm a computer science major, and I take my MacBook Pro everywhere. A couple of times, I didn't bother to shut it completely down before it took a bumpy ride in my backpack. The rattling go louder and louder, and then my temperatures started to climb.

My Fix

As soon as I got the fan, I disassembled my Mac, and put it right in. So much dust... I put off changing it for far too long. No fuss though, it all went as expected.

My Advice

At first I thought the idea of a spludger was kind of silly, but I think that I'll need to get one, and possibly the whole iFixit repair kit, just to make the process even smoother.

My Problem

Initially during high processing loads up to recently including basically all powered-up time my MacBook Pro exhibited a "death rattle", an intermittent, staccato, sometimes quiet sometimes loud sound not unlike a muffled version of playing cards in your bike tires. Sound was intermittent for months and seemed not to correlate to anything in particular (position of laptop, etc.)

My Fix

Bing bang boom. This is a very simple repair if you observe basic opening-my-case protective measures.

My Advice

I looked at every possible support page, blog, etc. as this was ongoing and intermittent for months. Grounding contacts ticking against backplate, various battery/smc related stuff, etc. The diagnostic that indicated the fan was ultimately taking a close look at RPMs in SMC fan control when the ticking started ... there was a noticeable downward trend in RPM when even a slight ticking would start. This is my recommended diagnostic.

The fan for this model appears to be made so quiet by some sort of magnetic system in the spool of the fan. On close inspection the housing on the underside of the spool was ever so slightly angular and not flush with its casing. My speculation is that over time (mac is now 3 years old) this very slight angle caused a vibration, then a wobble, and ultimately contact between the fan blades and the bottom plate of the fan. Very, very fine plastic dust was present all around this area, and the fan blades themselves were ever so slightly "flattened" by the high RPM contact.

My Problem

This MacBook Pro is a workhorse and on for 20 hrs a day powering an external monitor. The fans finally started sounding like meat grinders.

My Fix

Repair was easy! I used a tool kit I ordered with the parts because I didn't have a #6 torx bit.

My Advice

Definitely make sure you have the right tools.

My Problem

I thought for a long time that it was the hard drive that was the problem. A technician suggested it might be the fans making the noise. It sounded more and more like the right thing. I ordered both fans just to be sure to eliminate the problem either it was the left or the right fan.

My Fix

Followed the webinstructions and the sound went away

My Advice

Easy fix to potentially critical problem