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|MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Early 2013||
|MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012||
May 13, 2015
The right fan began to "whine" after a 1 inch drop onto a desk. The noise was annoying especially in a quiet room.
The repair was easy. I took my time as not to damage the delicate connectors. In all it took about 25 minutes. I followed the instructions on Ifixit and the repair went fine.
My Mac Book Pro is up and running again although the fan I replaced does make some noise as compared to the Apple OEM left fan. It is not noticeable unless you hold your ear to it. Be careful not to strip the small case screws and be very gentle with the Airport antenna connectors as well as the fan power cable connector.
January 28, 2015
The right fan of our Mac was making an awful noise the whole time, so my son and me, we wanted to get the Mac being quite again!
Thanks to the great manual from ifxit, my son, 12 years old, could replace the right fan, and I was just making sure he was really following the tasks step by step :-)
And we were happy the delivery of the new fan was very quick, it took only 3 days from the US to Switzerland!
Use cups for each type of screws, see our first photo. And use a tape to mark the three disconnected cables, to connect them at the right position again, see our second photo.
March 26, 2014
The right fan sounded like a jet airplane was fixin to take off from my desk. Occasionally it sounded like someone dropped a box of loose screws in that jet engine.
The repair went well. The online walkthrough at iFixit was invaluable in knowing some of the little things about different connectors and necessary intermediate steps.
I wasn't too happy with the shipping. The new fan arrived in an envelope and had been squished on one side. I got it straightened out and hoped for the best.
The repair process when smoothly. The screws and connectors you remove can be very small. Make sure you have a work area without any breezes or moving air.
Also, some of the very small screws are subtly different in size. The screws that hold the back on the laptop are all the same head, but VERY slightly different in length. Same goes for the screws that hold the fan in. Be sure you keep track of which screw came from which hole.