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|MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260||
September 3, 2014
My fan had been making an intermittent whirring noise - like an engine was inside (disturbing co-workers and probably impairing my machine's ability to cool).
Repair went fine - I missed a couple of screws and had trouble getting the cover off (my mistake), but retraced steps. Laptop works fine now, and I'll get another few years out of it (can't believe it's still working after 7 years!)
Go ahead and fix it already - it's pretty easy. I already had the T6 Torx screwdriver from another repair - you'll need that, I did it without a "spludger".
July 16, 2014
The fans were slowly dying over time and I was ignoring the issue. It wasn't until the fan completely cut out in the system started watchdogging from the machine overheating when I decided that I needed to really get the system repaired so I can get my work done.
Pulled the old fans out put the new fans in. System runs great and is completely quite - no longer sounds like a Ford Model-T about to stall out (when the fans were on their last leg.)
There are a time of screws in the disassembly of the original MacBook Pro. Most of the screws are the same and interchangeable but there are a handful that are different. Use a piece of masking tape to hold them close to the chassis where you remove them so that you don't lose track of where each screw went. Also there's a couple of one off torx screws that I didn't catch in the photos that needed to be removed and for colorblind people the circles do make it difficult to find - if the circles were highlighted in yellow or gold to make them stand out more in the photos it would be greatly helpful.
May 5, 2014
Like many owners of the 2007-2008 generation of MacBook Pros, it only took a couple years before the left fan became increasingly loud. After 5 years, it was deafeningly loud. I couldn't take it any more.
Smoothly for the most part. The guide I used wasn't specific in parts that needed to be specific. For instance, *HOW* do you remove certain cables. With what tool, what direction do you push or pull, etc. I'll be uploading my own guide to give a more thorough explanation of these common questions.
Plenty. These will be included in my guide. I've never repaired any computer equipment and if I can do it, so can you.
February 22, 2014
it started with a clicky sound, much like a hard drive on the blink.
I also noticed the noise got louder as my mac got warmer. so with the help of ifixit i took my mac apart and removed the fans. One was stuck and the other was sticking.
I ordered new fans from ifixit which came a week later.
the repair went very well, i followed the Ifixit guide and put the mac back together, wow silence, I am so pleased with it and with Ifixit.
My advice to anyone is use Ifixit makes the job so easy, i changed my hard drive on my 8 year old iMac using the guide that was easy too and Make sure you have the right tools for the job.
Thanks Everyone at Ifixit.
March 12, 2013
Voila des semaines que mon ordinateur était malade et moi même triste pour mon ami. Je suis musicien et mon fidèle compagnon enregistre les musiques que je joue à côté de lui.... Les ronflements d'un de ses deux ventilateurs devenaient insupportables sur les enregistrements et j'avais peur que la fièvre ne tue mon ami. Conduire mon ami chez un chirurgien de la ventilation étant hors de prix j'ai décidé d'opérer moi même.
J'ai installé mon ami sur la grande table basse de mon salon . Totalement désinfectée de tout objet parasite...
Je me suis équipé des instruments chirurgicaux conseillés par et achetés sur IFIX, j'ai disposé un second ordinateur portable avec le mode opératoire en ligne sur le visuel étape par étape de l'opération " changement de ventilateur " J'ai posé "la greffe"du ventilateur de rechange à porté de main , le tableau magnétique avec les cases pour poser les vis et en noter l'ordre. J'ai profité du bon éclairage du soleil ... j'ai opéré pendant environ 1 heure.
L'opération à été un succés.
Suivre le mode opératoire en ligne avec un deuxième ordinateur (en WIFI par ex.) étape par étape .
Le tapis magnétique avec les cases et noter au stylo le n° d''ordre des vis est très important pour se rassurer et être sur de ne rien perdre et de tout remonter.
Profiter pour bien dépoussiérer l'intérieur avec une bombe à air comprimée .
March 6, 2013
Very smoothly, I did it with my 10 year old, he enjoyed the experience. I let him remove and replace screws.
I made sure I taped the screws as I took them out to a piece of paper where I wrote the step number. The instructions were very clear, however connecting the tiny harnesses required the use of a strong flashlight to illuminate the connection point and then use a lot of caution in snapping and/or sliding the connections together. The process to replace both fans took 90 minutes allowing time for a teaching experience for my son. He now has an idea what is inside a laptop. Well worth it !
August 30, 2012
The Mac was overheating and shutting off. Had to use ice packs to get it to boot. Thus diagnosed the fans had stopped working . . .
The only hitch was when the new parts came I spent a few days dithering whether to operate myself or take it to someone more qualified.
With the help of Ifixit's great manual, I decided to tackle it myself.
Went really well. Took about an hour to replace both fans. Now Mac seems cool, calm and collected again.
Pay close attention when you disconnect something. Keyboard cable popped right off, but I spent 10 minutes trying to puzzle out from where when reassembling.
Thought I had a system for the screws, yeah right. Finally sorted them by size and type, read the manual for their location and case reassembly was then a breeze.
Have a tool for picking up and placing connectors. I was trying to use my fingers and they're just to big to be wandering around in Lilliputville.
August 7, 2012
Noisy fan on the left when the low-speed rotation.
Parts replacement was referring to your website.
Exchange was very simple.
After the replacement, noisy sound was gone.
iFixit website is absolutely necessary.
April 23, 2012
Left fan was making noise.
A bit of a hick-up, but turned out OK.
Not really. Just jump out there & do it.
April 20, 2012
The fan started making noises (terrible screeching noises) a while back. Once I researched the issue, I took the computer apart, cleaned out any dust especially around the fans and fan exhaust ports and finally removed the fan itself to oil it. The first fix was with WD-40...that lasted a few months, but eventually the noise came back...then I tried again with lithium grease...it did fix the screeching, but it was not noise free...kept making other strange sounds...so I finally decided it HAD to be replaced. I scoured the web and found iFixit....found a NEW fan and ordered it...
So far the computer is running better, cooler and most importantly QUIETLY... Very happy with iFixit...and will use them for the right fan when that one finally goes :-)
I've had to take my laptop apart 4-5 times now due to trying to fix the fan myself...not worth it...buy a new part and just be done with it!