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

$54.95

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

$54.95

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

$54.95 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

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

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

My Problem

I use my MacBook Pro day in and day out, on the road, in cafes, and at home. It runs almost 24 hrs. After 5 years the fans started to grind and warble with a scratchy sound. I listened carefully and figured out it was the left fan.

My Fix

I easily replaced the left fan only to startup my Mac and find out the right fan also needed replacement. So I ordered the right fan using the coupon that came with my first order. The second fan was installed and now my Mac us quiet again.

My Advice

When your fan goes, replace both fans. The time it took to order first the left fan and then the right was very long, easily over a month, maybe 2 months in all. The shipping is slow (no fault to ifixit).

My Problem

Much fan noise. Sometimes the machine ran normally. At other times one of the fans would actually seize up briefly, then restart. I think it was just the right fan (which is actually to the left when you flip the computer over to remove the bottom of the case). I replaced both fans to be on the safe side.

Earlier I had tried simply cleaning the original fans. Opening the computer and removing those fans (following iFixit's instructions) revealed they weren't all that dirty. There was a bit of lint, but not enough to seriously impede airflow. I blew the lint out with compressed air. But after replacing the fans, the noise, if anything, was worse than before. And so I ordered replacements and installed them.

My Fix

Fine. The badness is gone.

My Advice

The only confusing part is detaching the four-wire connectors from their sockets. iFixit's instructions are correct that they lift straight up. The advice not to break the socket off the logic board is gratuitous. In fact, the connectors lift off and reconnect easily.

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My Problem

The right fan of my Late 2011 15'' Macbook Pro became noisy, maybe why I use the Mac always with little inclination. Years of heavy use on an angled stand have probably worn out the fan. The speed of the fan never slow down, but the noise was annoying.

My Fix

During the repainting of my Mac, having to take it apart completely (thanks to the fantastic guides by iFixit), I bought the fan as usual arrived punctually and fully functional.

Now my Mac is silent again, in addition to having a new color!

My Advice

I suggest to pay attention and remember where were all the screws before taking apart the Mac.

My Problem

The fan in my MacBook Pro was making an awful sound.

My Fix

Repair was so easy, and the instructions were precise.

My Advice

I was surprised at the amount of dust which collected inside over the years. I would recommend having a can of air to blow out any dust before starting the fan replacement.

My Problem

Super noisy fan diagnosed at the apple store, but the computer was too old for them to repair. Decided to repair it myself.

My Fix

The only issue was one stubborn screw on the fan that was locked up and wouldn't release. Once that problem was solved, it was smooth sailing from there...and the noise was gone!

My Advice

A little timid about doing the repair yourself? Give it a go and use the dudes on the ifixit website..they're great!

My Problem

One of the fans in my MacBook Pro 15" 2011 sounded like a weed whacker every time I started up my computer. The fan was off its base slightly and the noise made it impossible to use my computer for anything.

My Fix

The new fan works wonderfully. One of the wires looked to be crossed over on the pin that connected to the motherboard; however, once installed it worked wonders. My computer is once again silent and useable.

My Advice

Don't be thrown if one of the wires is crossed. As long as you know what you're doing - or you have a tech-savy boyfriend who does - you shouldn't run into any problems.

My Problem

After four years of use my wife's laptop became superhot, superunstable and most of all - supernoisy.

In short: the bearings of the fans become very noisy, which limited the heat dissipation.

My Fix

Replacing both fans was easier than expected. It actually reminded me why I like the Macbook Pros from those years.

The imagery on ifixit website helped a fair bit in reassembling everything back.

My Advice

I wasn't paying attention when ordering the replacement battery, so I had to make an additional order - with only the three-headed screwdriver that is needed to remove the battery.

Oh Apple! Why so complicated!

My Problem

It was basically impossible to work with this ratling noise...

My Fix

incredibly well, it was not the first time I opened my mac, I installed an ssd drive before, but even if it was the first time It would have been just fine.

A very important note on the purchase and delivery, having paid with a french card, and shipped to Russia, I was vey sceptical... and so if iFixIt request you to confirm your address with a form, it's ok, it worked, I was very worried at first, but all went very well. The fun part is that I even gave the wrong postal code!! but the local postman figured it out and forwarded it back to the correct center! so I fell very lucky on this one!

The packaging was very nice and thoughful, I felt that I was very well treated and that iFictIt is very serious about what it does. A very positive experience indeed. Will TOTALLY buy again computer parts with you.

My Advice

you don't need any tool to unplug the fan plug, and to plug the new one back, you just need to press it down, It took me some thinking to understand, I tried to slide it like a regular plug, but no, it only needs to be pressed down.

My Problem

My home server, a 15" MacBook Pro with cracked screen, started making "Quack-Quack" noises as at least one of the fans was on its way out. Had to fix it before I went crazy and the MBP cooked itself.

My Fix

Had opened the MacBook Pro earlier to replace the hard drive and expand memory. Followed the iFixit guide, things went smoothly.

My Advice

Only issue was amount of force required to unplug the fan cable. I kept a finger on top of the connector to ensure the wires wouldn't get pulled out.

Replaced one fan at a time so I could always have a model to follow. Glad I got the spudger, a screwdriver might have damaged the board.

My Problem

The MacBook was running very hot, rebooting, blocking...

My Fix

I renewed the thermal compound on the CPU and GPU, it worked well but this is not a solution on long term, the processors are still running hot, the cooling is much better.

My Advice

If you now a MacBook Pro 2011 that's running hot, join the Facebook group "2011 MacBook Pro and Discrete Graphics Card Issue" and make a legal complained to Apple, sign the petitions please, all together we are strong!