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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Right Fan Replacement

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Right Fan Replacement

15 minutes

Moderate

My Problem

Computer kept sounding like someone had installed a small motorcycle engine in it. Sounded like it was coming from the right side. I tried cleaning it out with an air compressor but that didn't work.

My Fix

It went well. I had opened the computer before so I knew what I had to remove. The only problem I had was replacing what I believe are the three airport wires. To open the laptop, I bought a RadioShack 58-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set (Catalog #: 6400243) and used one of the star-shaped bits. Seemed to work OK.

My Advice

Be sure to make sure the 3 wires are reattached before closing it up, they can be a bit difficult to reconnect. You really need to push them down in the right way. If I remember, the wires should be in order, with the top wire going to the rightmost plug while the bottom goes to the leftmost.

MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Mid 2012-Early 2013) Right Fan Image
MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Mid 2012-Early 2013) Right Fan

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