MacBook Pro 13" Unibody and MacBook 13" Unibody Fan

$24.95

Product code: IF163-022
Apple Part #: 922-8620, 661-5418, 661-9530, 922-9530, 661-4946

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody and MacBook 13" Unibody Fan

$24.95

Product code: IF163-022
Apple Part #: 922-8620, 661-5418, 661-9530, 922-9530, 661-4946

Product Overview

Is your fan calling for help?

Don't put up with a buzzing, clicking, or loud fan - not only is it an annoyance but you risk overheating and permanently damaging your laptop. Keep everything cool and quiet by replacing your problematic fan before its too late.

Feel confident in your purchase - all of our Used Fans are cosmetically inspected and functionally tested in house. Help extend the life of your computer with a used fan and feel good knowing that you've part of a sustainable economy and have kept a functional part out of the landfill.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2009 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2010 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Early 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2012 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All 13" Macbook Unibody

Product Details

  • Model: A1278 and A1342

$39.95 New / Black

 
 

Condition:

New

$34.95 A-Stock / Silver

 
 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Housing may show manufacturing and handling marks that do not effect fan performance.

$24.95 Used / Black

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

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Install Videos

 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)
MacBook Unibody Model A1342
2.26 GHz (A1342)
2.4 GHz (A1342)
 

Stories

My Problem

I wasn't able to use my Mac because of the fan. As soon as I would turn it on, it would start over heating and made it go really slow due to the heat. Finally I decided to order the parts to fix it.

My Fix

The repair went very smoothly! Of course I already have a lot or technical experience since I'm a certified repair technician. Only thing I wish I would have ordered were some pliers. Other then that, everything was perfect!

My Advice

Have a pair of small pliers ready just in case you need them.

My Problem

My mac is perfect for what I use it for, want it to last longer so I figure replace the hard drive as my mac is 6 years old

My Fix

The mechanical part was easy, especially with the available guides.

My Advice

Use the proper tool for the job, whats great is ifixit has kits that come with tools

My Problem

I know it was the fan because laptop was running a lot warmer than before and was making loud squealling noise.

My Fix

The repair was so easy and fixed the issue.

My Advice

I recommend getting the Spudger. If your not sure about the screw drivers order the two they recommend. Be careful about the case screws they are real tiny and two different sizes and I'm not sure where to get them. The fan screws are just as tiny. The case screws appear to have lock tight on them from the factory and I also recommend using some when reinstalling. My other Macbook pro was repaired by Apple and three screws have backed out and are lost. They didn't use lock tight when reinstalling.

Take the opportunity to clean the computer of dust including the vent holes on the case. While in the computer notice how easy the hard drive and battery are to replace. The track pad is right under the battery.

The instructions on this sight are right on. Taking your time twenty minutes is enough time to complete the replacement and cleaning.

Good luck!

My Problem

Two fans in the last 7 years started making noises, the original and a replacement from the cheapest place I could find 2 years ago. The iFixit one is quieter from day one than the cheap one was years ago. Very satisfied.

My Fix

Very easy on the Unidody Macbook. Took 5-6 minutes.

My Advice

Simple task. Keep track of the screws and where they go. I laid mine in the order I took them out, clockwise. And be careful when you disconnect the fan wire, it can break easily.

Take your time. Watch the video help. It is an easy task for even the unexperienced.

My Problem

Original fan was causing too much noise and was not spinning right, causing to heat up my Macbook. Needed to replace it

My Fix

The repair is easy and the step-by-step guide on the website was easy to follow when you have the right tools. I'm an amateur and it was simple.

My Advice

Don't buy this product. It's still not working and I've followed the directions from customer support with reseting NVRAM and multiple reboots. There's definitely no noise, but a dead fan and a hot computer.

My Problem

My FAN starts make a very loud noise... It's like a airplane departing.

My Fix

Very EASY. The explanation in videos and guides are totally clear.

My Advice

No. Only the information in iFix site

My Problem

My 2010 Macbook Pro had been making a loud buzzing/rumbling noise when it was running for quite some time. I thought right off the bat that it was the fan and some research confirmed that this was likely the case.

My Fix

I ordered the fan from iFixit and was surprised to find that it didn't fit! I was extremely upset, waiting weeks for the item and having it not work is an impatient persons worst nightmare. So I contacted iFixit expecting it to go something like this: ship the fan back, pay the return shipping cost, be sent the new fan, wait 3 weeks, pay the shopping cost. So i sent pictures of the fan to iFixit and much to my relief iFixit apologized, notified me that the fan had been mis-molded and, without needing the old fan back or charging me any shipping whatsoever had the new fan at my door in 24 hours. WOW, was I ever surprised, relieved, impressed and my faith in capitalist humanity had been restored. They just earned a customer for life! Good job guys.

My Advice

No advice here, just good vibes all around. Oh, read the repair manifesto and weep like a baby.

My Problem

My Macbook Pro began making very loud screeching noises. It sounded as if something was rubbing against something while spinning. Looking at the picture of mac internals, I realized the noise was coming from where the fan is located. I did a hardware diagnostic test to be sure and an error code confirmed the problem was the fan. I've had the computer for 4 years, so I believe the problem was brought on by the age of the computer and dirt & dust getting caught up into it.

My Fix

I rush ordered the parts and tools which arrived promptly on time. I hadn't done anything like this and I was very nervous after reading some comments about people causing more, irreparable damage after opening up their computer. I closely followed the ifixit guide step-by-step and everything went perfectly. The hold fan was very dirty, so much so that the fan couldn't spin. Everything went smooth and the computer worked perfectly when I turned it back on, the whole process only took 20 minutes. It has been a couple weeks with no noise coming from the fan.

My Advice

Follow the guide exactly and you'll be fine. It is an easy process.

I recommend having a can of dust off or something similar to gently spray any dust and dirt out of the computer. I am planning on opening mine up again to do that because I didn't have any with me the first go around.

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My Problem

My macbook was making a ton of noise all of a sudden, and after a quick iFixit search, I realize the cause was the fan.

My Fix

It went perfectly without a hitch, I already knew how the mac internals work before (thanks to the SSD replacement guide from iFixit!), so fixing the fan was really quick!

My Advice

Getting fan out is a little more tricky than you think.. Be sure to read more of iFixit if you can't get the fan out of the way.

My Problem

My Macbook unibody alu, late 2008, has a good 6 year on the back. A few years ago, i changes the HDD and screen unit, since it was going bad. Now the fan was started to sound like a jet engine and it was running slow, plus the battery only lasted an our.

My Fix

I Ordered a new SSD, plus a dummy for my Superdrive, so I could installe the SSD there, the SATA keep the spot for easy instalation. Only trouble was the DUMMY install, The fan was easy enough to change.

My Advice

Instead of buying the dummy switch, would i rather just do the SSD, witch gave a lot of speed, the extra RAM helps doing hard task i FInalcut, Adobe otherwize hard to tell. The battery has doubleed in effectiveness, so wait with the change of that. Nice guide buy I fix it. And when im richer will i change the HDD on my Imac to SDD aswell, its really does a lot!!