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Replacing the cooling fans was a easy task.

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009 Fan Replacement

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My Problem

The left fan was making a very loud noise. Like the one you hear when you stick a baseball card in a bikes' spoke. But just to be safe I replaced the right fan too even though it wasn't giving me any problems.

My Fix

The repair was very easy. I removed the screws holding the bottom cover then the three screws holding each of the fans in place. I disconnected the power supply and was able to lift the fans out. I replaced the fans and only screwed the screws in just enough to do a check. I turned on the power and the noise was gone. I finished tightening all the screws and replaced the cover. The entire job took me about 15 minutes. It would have been less if I had my repair tools but I don't where I put them.

My Advice

Make sure you have the right tools.

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (2.53 GHz Mid 2009) or 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) Right Fan Image
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (2.53 GHz Mid 2009) or 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) Right Fan

$44.95

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (2.53 GHz Mid 2009) or 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) Right Fan Image
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (2.53 GHz Mid 2009) or 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) Right Fan

$19.95

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) Left Fan Image
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) Left Fan

$34.95

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) Left Fan Image
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) Left Fan

$24.95

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