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The loudest fan (finally died)

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MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150

MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150 Right Fan Replacement

Difficult

My Problem

The left fan in my 2006 Macbook Pro had been loud for a long time. Finally, under what I assume was extreme duress, it got REALLY loud and cantankerous, before totally stopping dead.

My Fix

I ordered the replacement fan, used the iFixit install guide, and Shazaam, it was good as new, and much, much quieter.

BUT, a problem arose: A day or so later, I was (legally) ripping a DVD onto my computer, and the whole computer died. Uh oh. It came back on fine, and I tried it again. Same thing. The ripping was somehow causing the whole computer to shut down.

THEN, I realized the computer's case wasn't all-the-way snapped shut. I haven't had a problem since. (Granted, I also haven't tried to rip a DVD, so the jury may still be out.)

My Advice

Use the opportunity to clean out some dust around the fan area. I had a good chunk of it in there, and I used compressed air to blow it away.

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MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1150) Right Fan Image
MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1150) Right Fan

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