MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1260) Left Fan

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Product code: IF185-113
Apple Part #: 922-8358

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MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1260) Left Fan

Not for sale

Product code: IF185-113
Apple Part #: 922-8358

Product Overview

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This fan is fully compatible with the following product:

MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1211, A1226, and A1260) Left 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 left side of the machine. Includes fan and surrounding metal bracket.

Perspiration is the body's method for regulating its temperature, highlighting its muscles, and ingesting cotton candy clothing. Sidestep sweat for stormy gales today with our MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1260) left fan.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • 2.4, 2.5 or 2.6 GHz (Model A1260) 15" MacBook Pros
 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
2.5 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Penryn)
 

Stories

My Problem

One of the two fans was bad and making a grinding noise

My Fix

The repair was easy and the part provided was excellent.

My Advice

This was a straight forward repair. Just remove the top and replace the fans. I actually used the instructions from ifixit to do the work.

My Problem

The MacBook Pro was making a lot of noise, seeming to be full of bees! Thankfully, it was merely the fan dying.

My Fix

The repair followed the guide in detail. Sadly, I had grabbed the wrong guide. I was able to work backwards to fix the improper steps and then was able to follow the correct steps. The fan came out with ease, and the new one fit in with ease. The old thermal tape (now 7 years old) did not stick on the new fan, so we taped the tape down (using small amounts of electrical tape) but otherwise, went smoothly.

My Advice

Be sure to click the correct guide (I was on my phone, the links were small, and most of the steps were the same). Also, be sure to read through the steps once or twice before starting and have a copy of them handy (printed or on your phone!)

My Problem

My original MacBook Pro's left fan bit the dust and started making a racket a couple of years ago. I decided at the time to save a few bucks and get a used fan from a different company. The replacement never "failed" per se, but it was never really quiet, either. It started getting slightly louder, so I took the plunge and got a new fan from IFixIt.

My Fix

The repair went very smoothly. Since I took my time and was extra-careful, the whole thing took maybe 30 minutes. I had done the repair once before, so I was fairly confident about everything. Both times, I used the IFixIt repair guide, which was quite helpful.

My Advice

Always go slow and follow the repair guide to the letter. The reassembly tip of sliding your spudger into the DVD slot before snapping in the clips to reattach the case really works!

I would recommend having some of that Polyimide tape handy rather than hoping to re-stick the original tape where it was.

My Problem

At least the left fan on my Macbook Pro Early 2008 (1260) -- which was otherwise in great condition, started whining. Pretty embarrassing in a meeting. Since I had to open up the case anyway, I decided to to replace both fans. Purchased both from iFixit, which arrived in two business days.

My Fix

Follow directions in the iFixit guide carefully, and the repair will be easy, even though categorized as "moderate" in difficulty. It took about 1/2 hour to replace both fans (I intentionally made it a "slow" repair). The replacement fans are almost noiseless, and the repair cost ($50 per fan) was well worth the investment.

My Advice

Take your time, and make sure to separate out the various screw types in sequence to their removal (it makes putting everything back together very easy). Be very careful (for this model MBP) about *not* mistaking the the HDMI port screw hole for the proper case screw hole. I did this in my first repair (HD replacement) and I couldnt' remove the screw...it finally worked its way out on its own (and fell to the bottom of my case). I took to heart iFixit's caution to be very careful to not lift the keyboard too quickly (you'll easily damage the keyboard/logic board ribbon cable) --- and was glad I did. Thanks, iFixit for a great repair guide. I'd highlight with yellow circles rather than red against a dark background, Otherwise, perfect.

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My Problem

Both fans of my laptop started doing several noises often, until one day the left fan didn't stop doing a loud noise similar to a running bike when it isn't pedaled.

I decided to open my laptop and clean it properly, not only the left fan, but also all the laptop. Once I finished, I run the laptop again, but my problem wasn't solved.

I looked online for any solution and I found iFixit. Best website ever! First of all I tried to repair my fans, but they got worse. Their bearings were broken and nothing could be done. I tried to file down the fan cases in order to see if the noises were made by the fan blades scratching the cases. This operation ended with the right fan doing a noise that reminded me to a chainsaw cutting an iron plate.

There was nothing left to try but replacing the fans. So I ordered them.

My Fix

Great! I followed the guides and in less than 15 minutes my laptop was running perfectly.

My Advice

Do not hesitate in trying to repair your device. Do not resign yourself to buy a new device or to accept the outrageous cost that the official repair department impose you.

Try to repair it by yourself. Take a look to the guides that are already written, test your device, be sure of what the problem is, order the components if necessary and get on with it. I'm sure it'll be easy, fun and cheap!

My Problem

The left fan was making grinding noises and the left side of the laptop started getting very hot.

My Fix

Everything went smoothly. The directions were clear, and the parts went in place without a problem.

My Advice

If you have any doubts, print out the instructions.

My Problem

The left fan in my MBP sounded like a jet plane taking off. It needed to be replaced because I could no longer use my laptop in public.

My Fix

Very easy.

My Advice

The fan and another similar connector push in, they don't slide in.

My Problem

The right side fan on my Mac laptop A1260 was screaming like a pack of 10yr old girls and driving me and the family crazy.

My Fix

Daunting at first seeing as I needed to remove the whole top half of the laptop and it had connections I was not familiar with, but the how to guides here on ifixit were excellent and made the whole experience a pleasure. In fact, while I had it opened, I went ahead and put in a larger HD with the money I saved from not having to pay repair labor.

My Advice

It is definitely easier than you think. The Spudger tool is a no brainer, get it and use your screwdriver for something else....like screws.

My Problem

The fan was extremely noisy, so much so that you could hear the laptop operating from other rooms in the house. No choice, then - the fan had to be replaced

My Fix

The install guide was very detailed and helpful. The only criticism was that when it came to putting everything back together, there were a couple of challenges that had not been described. The connector for the iSight camera was not straightforward to replace, and it took the best part of ten minutes of fiddling before I got it re-connected. It seemed that the upper part of the connector would not bend back to the correct angle to let it slide into place, and the connector itself seems quite fragile. Some guidance on the best / right way to handle this item would have been welcome. Total install time, start to finish, about 45 minutes.

My Advice

Make sure you pull the tape with the iSight wires attached well away from the work area so that you can properly orient the connector back into its receptor.

My Problem

fan and drive died

My Fix

having built computers, made repairs, this was simple.

My Advice

iFixit provides you with pictures that are worthless without an internet connection and an extra computer to view while you fix yours. Nothing ventured is nothing gained. Look at pictures; figure it out; go for it.

 

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