One fan had a bearing failing so I replaced both while inside.
Used iFixit tool kits for best fit.
This part includes the fan and its surrounding metal bracket.
If your screen is facing you, this is the fan on the left side of the machine.
Looking for the MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Mid 2010/Late 2011) Right Fan?
Left fan sounded like it was a rocket ship taking off for space.
It went really well!! It was way easier than I had expected - the guide seemed overwhelming at first, but it didn't take as long as I had thought it would! Really pleased with the product and the guide!
Get a little paper plate or cup fo . . .
The fan started groaning like a sick cow about to die or give birth—pick your poison.
Extremely easy. It took longer to remove the tiny screws on the bottom of the MBP than it did to replace the fan.
Line up the screws in the order they are removed. You don't want to mess up the order. Be sure to . . .
One day my MacBook Pro started rattling very loudly whenever the fans came on. It was very annoying and got in the way of my work.
It took me about a half hour to complete the repair, except that I had to run out to get a new screwdriver in the middle of the repair. The repair described in the manu . . .