MacBook Pro 15" Late 2008 through Mid 2012 (excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz) Right Fan

$39.95

Product code: IF161-018
Apple Part #: 661-4951, 922-8702

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MacBook Pro 15" Late 2008 through Mid 2012 (excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz) Right Fan

$39.95

Product code: IF161-018
Apple Part #: 661-4951, 922-8702

Product Overview

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 right side of the machine. Includes fan and surrounding metal bracket.

No matter how hard humans try to emulate machines, they'll never be able to multitask as efficiently, think as logically, or get as hot just by working really hard. Extinguish your Pro's hotness today with our MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Late 2008/Early 2009/Mid 2009) right fan.

Compatibility

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  • Late 2008 through Mid 2012 15" MacBook Pros (excluding Mid 2009 2.53 GHz)

Product Details

$39.95 New

 

Condition:

New

$29.95 Used

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

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My Problem

In photo old fan on left, replacement (used fan) on right. The old fan was slowing down 0-200 rpm when it should have been going 3K rpm. It was making a lot of noise like maybe the bearings were shot.

My Fix

I purchased a used Right Fan from iFixit for my Mid-2010 MacBook Pro since it still cam with a lifetime warranty and at this point I hope to replace this laptop in the next couple of years. Following their instructions and using a toolset from them made the repair was easy. I printed-out the page showing the screw locations for the laptop bottom plate and I taped the screws to the picture so they were in the correct location.

My Advice

Print-out the instructions, scotch tape the screws to the picture of the laptop so you don't lose them and they're in the right place according to the photo.

While you've got the laptop open remove both fans, not just the broken one, so you can take out the dust bunnies that have acumulated between the fan and the heatsink.

Make sure you replace the fan wires before reassembly.

Use a Mac OS app called smcFanControl so you can see the speed of your fans. This will help troubleshoot which fan is faulty and if the fix went well.

Note that the Right Fan is the fan on the right side of the laptop when it sitting normally keyboard side up.

My Problem

Mis ventiladores hacían muchísimo ruido, ni se iba con lubricante especial para ventiladores.

My Fix

Ventiladores como nuevo. Silencio absoluto. Paquete bien protegido. Atención, servicio y rapidez de entrega inmejorable.

Valoración 12 sobre 10.

My Advice

Lamento que en su página en Europa, no tengan existencias, pero si las tengan en USA; lo que conlleva un sobre coste de aduanas.

My Problem

leftFAN noises and damaged

rightFAN was ok but i want to change it

My Fix

All perfect, except for the rightFAN. I can't unscrew the old one, the screw is locked!

My Advice

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My Problem

The right fan started making warbling noises. Otherwise the MacBook Pro is in great shape (and amazingly still runs the latest OS X release).

My Fix

Everything went according to plan until I got to the last of the three fan screws. It was stuck. In order to get it out, I had to take my Dremel and carve a slot into it and remove the screw with a flat-head screwdriver.

My Advice

Would like to buy a replacement screw from iFixit.

My Problem

fans started making grinding noise so had to replace

My Fix

No problems. Easy and didn't take long

My Advice

Make sure to clean out the intake grills before you switch up your fans, and it's probably a good idea to start cleaning out that dust every 6 months or so

My Problem

My old fan was rattling and I had to hit my Macbook in order to stop it.

My Fix

The fan is probably one of the easiest things to replace.

My Advice

I wish I had gone to ifixit before. Real quick and easy repair. Will buy from again.

My Problem

Had to change the battery in my 5 year old MacBook Pro 15"

My Fix

The service and delivery speed was top notch!

Installed the new battery I got from Ifixit.

What bothers me is that the new battery is not as good as I expected.

It drains fairly quickly, almost the same speed as the old one.

The situation is somewhat getting better.

My Advice

Is this normal? Did I do something wrong when charging for the first time, etc. etc... Or are those batteries just some second grade product?

My Problem

The fan is so loud. Sound like the fan is ripping itself apart and my MacBook Pro got very warm

My Fix

Following the instruction. It was quite easy and fast.

My Advice

Get all the tool first

My Problem

The fans on my MacbookPro had been running constantly due to some software that seemed to need 1 CPU to run constantly to check web pages. After finally figuring out which software to trash and reducing use of the fan, the wear and tear of this bad software took its toll and eventually the fans started to periodically make a grinding noise.

My Fix

The directions from iFixit were great, the parts arrived quickly and it took about 30 minutes to complete the repair. No problems were encountered.

My Advice

Follow the directions and be careful not to strip the screws when reinstalling them

My Problem

My brother's Macbook Pro was making some interesting sounds on top of overheating. We did some research and came across ifixit.com how-to articles. From there, I ordered the fans (used), and the problem was fixed!

My Fix

Removing and replacing the right and left fans (Macbook Pro 15 mid-2009 2.8 GHz model) was simple. I ordered the required tools (Philips #00 screwdriver, spudger, & anti-static wristband) along with the fans, unscrewed the bottom plate, popped out the connectors with spudger, unscrewed fans, and then did the reverse. Simple!

My Advice

2 pieces of advice: use an anti-static wristband and be careful while handling the spudger to disconnect fans.