MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Fan

$29.95

Product code: IF186-051
Apple Part #: 922-8273

 

MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Fan

$29.95

Product code: IF186-051
Apple Part #: 922-8273

Product Overview

Replacing a broken or noisy fan?

Includes fan and surrounding metal bracket.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • 2.0 (Santa Rosa) or 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBooks
  • 2.1 or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo MacBooks
  • 2.0 GHz (Early 2009) Core 2 Duo MacBooks
  • 2.13 GHz (Mid 2009) Core 2 Duo MacBooks

Product Details

$29.95 New

 

Condition:

New

$14.95 Used

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

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Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
2 GHz (Early 2009)
2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.1 GHz (Penryn)
2.13 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
 

Stories

My Problem

My MacBook Santa Rosa was heating and the noise of the fan was too loud.

My Fix

I've change thermal paste and fan with a new one. The fan replacement wasn't necessary, the old one was in good shape. The thermal paste replacement has reduced the heating.

My Advice

Do not replace the fan heaven if you think your MacBook make too much noise. Just replace thermal paste, dismount and clean your fan, remove dust as much as you can.

My Problem

So the problem was not even the fan, it was the inverter, SO while changing the inverter i thought it would be a good idea to clean out the dust in the fan and under the board. Turns out an air compressor at max speed will destroy a macbook fan, so while i was fixing one thing, i broke another, So i ordered the fan from you guys.

My Fix

The repair it's self was fairly easy, but for some reason (and im not sure why) when i completed the repair, my macbook did not turn on, like at alll! confused about this, i decided to look things up online, turns out (my guess) the ribbon to my top case was pulled or something, so my topcase wouldn't work, BUTTTT, Turns out.....my macbook was able to get a FREE top case replacement from apple due to a crack from the screen hitting the top case, so apple fixed my problem for free, and now my macbook is like it was day one, All works perfectly!

My Advice

Follow the directions to the dot. Dont do anything else that the directions don't tell you to do and you should have no problem.

My Problem

making a loud noise

My Fix

followed the instructions on the guide and it was very straightforward

My Advice

I taped each set of screws onto a piece of printer paper and labeled them as i went, which made them easy to keep track of.

My Problem

The fan in my 2009 Macbook broke down; we went to iCentre here in The Netherlands who claimed the main board broke down; yes, for EUR 1100,- we could replace it. AND .. they had a nice action right that moment for a new Macbook Pro blah blah blah…

Ofcourse we did not go for their stories and went home with our Macbook.

My Fix

Once home we ordered a new fan at iFixit USA and waited quite some tim before arrival!

Following instructions found at iFixit we opened the Macbook carefully, we put aside the screws in special order and replaced the fan inside!!

Re-assembled the Macbook in reverse order and voila!

My Advice

The Macbook works flawlessly again; it can be used for many years!!

Advice; don't believe your nearest reseller when they claim the main board broke down, or your laptop / Mac needs replacement!

iFixit has very good, explanatory video's of how to take apart your model of Apple laptop / desktop!

Do like we did and save yourself lots of money!!!

We're happy campers again!!!

(Sorry; we did not take pictures during the repair…)

My Problem

LAPTOP OVER HEATING AND SHUTTING DOWN, fan not blowing

My Fix

I ordered part from Ifixit. I had previously replaced my keypad with new one from IFIXIT and directions I found on youtube. So I had and idea on how to disassemble. I took my laptop to a computer repair store, he said not busy at all. Big mistake. Two days later at end of day I went to check on it, He was BSing with laptop setting in front of him, just starting. He proceeded to tell me how he would have to remove blootooth and back screen and all kind of other crap not needing to be done. I think he thinks he knows every thing and doesn't need to learn!!! Well, I told him to put the 5 screws back in and I will fix myself. He charged me $20 and I told him thanks for wasting my time.

I printed the directions from IFIX it, in one hour it was complete and as u see I am using it now, Thanks IFIXIT for the help.

Gregg

Newcastle, Wy

My Advice

You can do it your self if you have the time and a little ability. It was not hard or frustrating.

My Problem

My hard drive finally went up after 8 years. When I opened up my Mac to clean out dust, I noticed my fan seemed off... Considering it went from loud to silent overnight. I tested it and it was also in need of replacement, so I ordered the part.

My Fix

Easy as pie. The guide is 100% accurate and the screws are easy to tell apart. Just plugged in the replacement fan and everything went right back together.

My Advice

Take it slow. Computer repairs are delicate. I've been doing it for years and I know that when you rush, you forget a screw and break a clip or something similar. Don't be afraid to stop where you are and pick up later if you get frustrated.

My Problem

La ventola, oltre a essere rumorosa, iniziava a perdere giri e le temperature salivano troppo; dopo anni di servizio era arrivata al capolinea.

My Fix

Dopo la sostituzione il computer è tornato silenzioso e le temperature sono nuovamente sotto controllo.

La prima ventola che mi hanno spedito si è rivelata difettosa ma l'assistenza ha risolto immediatamente il problema: ottimo servizio post vendita.

My Advice

Con il senno del poi avrei cambiato la ventola molto prima.

My Problem

My daughter's Mac sounded like a lawnmower when it got hot.

My Fix

Repair was relatively straightforward following the guide on iFixit.

My Advice

Some of the steps refer to a #0 Philips but a smaller screwdriver works better. Watch out for the screws behind the memory cover. When replacing, use light pressure to get the threads started then firm pressure to be sure not to strip the heads when tightening.