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Replaced MacBook Pro 17-inch left fan mid 2006

James Marsh -

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Left Fan Replacement

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Left Fan Replacement

1 hour

Difficult

My Problem

Our MacBook Pro had a noisy left fan.

My Fix

The repair is reasonably straightforward. The only difficult part is that I had to remove the left speaker enclosure to get at one of the Torx screws that holds the fan in place. From memory, the guide on iFixit for the fan replacement is written for the 15 inch version, where the speaker does not cover the fan screws. However, I found a guide for that so it was OK after that. For completeness, I note that I ordered and paid for a new fan from iFixit. Soon after I started installation I notice that the fan had adhesive residue on it. By that time I had briefly tested the fan in place so there is some possibility there was transfer from the existing black tape in the computer (although I had not pressed down on the tape at all). That suggested it might not have been brand new. However, since it works absolutely fine (and quiet) I do not really care about that.

My Advice

Do not drop the case screws on to the floor because they are really tiny and hard to find..

MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1151) Left Fan Image
MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1151) Left Fan

$49.99

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