My right fan died on my MBP...

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  1. Turboed_2

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    great :eek4:

    Not under warranty anymore. Looks like it's time to operate!
     
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    can you get the appropriate replacement part easily? It's probably a custom fan in there.
     
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    Yeah, I ordered it from ifixit.com, paid 50 bucks for the fan itself :eek4:....I know I could have found it elsewhere for cheaper but I don't know why I didn't bother looking.
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    ifixit is a good site. i used it to frankenstein my powerbook for the new hd
     
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    Package shipped already. They're in Atascadero, which is just a bit north of Santa Barbara. Wonder if I'll get it by tomorrow...probably Monday is more like it though.
     
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    cool beans. :cool: good luck with the repair, take pics for OT
     
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    Thanks, that reminds me...I need to get the camera battery charger out of the g/f's car.
     
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    speaking of which, that reminds me... you might find this page useful when you go to switch out the fan; it's got videos for disassembly of several recent macs, including the MBP. Just be glad it's not a powerbook G4, the disassembly is so difficult they don't even have a video for it, probably to discourage novices from even trying. :o Anyway:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/installation.cfm

    Hope that helps you keep all your screws in order :cool:
     
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    Got the replacement fan today. The operation was smooth and successful. When I took out the right fan, I noticed a build up of dust so I removed that and then decided I should probably do it on the left side as well.

    It took me about an hour, only because my mind isn't all there and wound up forgetting the first time, the screws to the left fan and the second time, the keyboard connector :uh:

    I'll resize the pictures I took and post them in a bit.
     
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    The tools.

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    The patient.

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    Going on my third battery.

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    The backside of the MBP keyboard/trackpad/cover.

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    Dead fan.

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    Blurry HD pic. 80 gigs. I'll swap that out next.

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    Left fan and other things I'm afraid to touch.

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    The new fan.

    It was pretty straight forward, just remove a bunch of screws from the outside case, couple near the ram cover, pop the top off CAREFULLY because there is a cable running from the back of the keyboard and after that you just unscrew the fans and swap the new ones in. Nothing else really needs to be removed :)
     

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