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 and come with a 1 year warranty. 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

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$24.95 Used

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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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

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!!

My Problem

It was running ridiculously hot and I realized that the fan wasn't working. So after an hour of looking for a means to test it, read through enough blogs to realize it needed to be replaced.

Found this I-fix-it site and after viewing the video, ordered a new fan and the battery as well. Quick and easy.

My Fix

Repair went as expected.

The only hitch was in the screws. They're smaller than the drivers I had on hand. I used the smallest one, but one screw (as nature requires) was very tight and kept spinning out. After a couple of attempts, it was clear that I was about to strip the head, so I stopped, got in the car and shot over to the local Radio Shack to pick up a new jewelers kit and found the larger "I-fix-it" brand sitting on the shelf ($70).

From that moment forward, it could not have been much easier, if someone else had done it for me. Once the case was screwed down, I applied power and fired it up. Fan stays on high for some reason, but ... its nice and cool and it is SO nice to have a couple of hours of battery again. Whole thing including the fairly nice tool kit cost around $200. Time to fix it including the trip to the Radio Shack was under an hour. Actual time on the chassis was 10 minutes.

My Advice

Watch the video and GET NEW tools they cite for your job.

The screws are so tiny. Unless you do chassis work regularly (I'm an electronics technician and have substantial resources in the tool dept. But not down to this level.) it's unlikely that you'll appreciate how small these screws really are, until you actually get at it.

They strip very easily using the wrong size and, once that happens, an incredibly easy job turns into a nightmare... so it's easily worth the few extra bucks.

The videos tell you what tools and sizes you need, so you can buy the specific items and don't need to buy the entire kit, but it's nice to have.

My Problem

Noisy airfan, weakening battery

My Fix

I changed the airfan, same noise, it runs all time like !&&*, maybe because i changed the HD from a 320 GO to a 1TO...

My Advice

Not yet

My Problem

For nearly a year, the fan in my MacBook Pro Late 2011 has sounded like a dying cow. It wasn't always constant, but then it got to the point where it wouldn't stop for any reason. After removing the fan and carefully cleaning it, it only appeared to get worse.

My Fix

The repair was dolphin smooth. There were only a few screws involved and, for a novice like myself, this was a breeze. I can't believe I waited so long to fix something so simple.

My Advice

Don't be intimidated if you've never done this before. Changing the fan out involved three screws and a connector. Just go slow and be sure to keep your screws organized (I laid mine out on a piece of paper in the pattern of the parts). Honestly, doing this gave me a bit more confidence in fixing my own minor electronic issues rather than spend hundreds for someone else to do it.

My Problem

Noisy fan.

My Fix

No problem with the replacement.

My Advice

The fan blows directly into small channels of a black heat sink. Use compressed air to clean these out before you install the replacement fan.

My Problem

My fan stopped working and my laptop was burning a hole in my leg

My Fix

Repair went well. However, the fan I received was super dusty. I know I was purchasing a used refurbished fan. You would think that the least the company could do was take an air duster to it to make it look like it was refurbished

My Advice

Clean refurbished parts to make them look as new as possible

My Problem

My free-spirited sister could not be bothered with caution when drinking around a computer! Despite having a keyboard protector, she still managed to spill a drink into her MacBook Pro, ruining the hard drive and fan. She's been studying in Belgium, France, Africa, and now Australia, so it was up to me to bring the mighty MacBook Pro back to life!

My Fix

What an awesome experience!!! I bought the parts here, cheaper than I found elsewhere, and the detailed instruction guides were spot on! I was done, what I think is a pretty major repair, in no time and had the MacBook Pro up and running - like new!!!

My Advice

YOU CAN DO IT! Don't fear my friends, these guides are your own personal tech expert, sitting right beside you! And the gratification of completing a project yourself cannot be matched!

My Problem

The fan screeched, scraped, buzzed, and haunted every moment of my waking computer's day. Power lost and heat produced slowed down any all activities. It was a week of !&&*.

My Fix

The back cover fell like velvet, the fan screws were intransigent until the right tool was found. The fan itself came loose like a jewel from a pilfered sword. The new fan fit like velour and run like the mighty Arno.

My Advice

A T6 Screwdriver fits the fan screws perfectly.