Inleiding

Replacing a defective fan is pretty easy and will keep your laptop running cool.

  1. Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer.
    • Use your fingers to push both battery release tabs away from the battery, and lift the battery out of the computer.

  2. Remove the three identical Phillips screws from the memory door.
    • Remove the three identical Phillips screws from the memory door.

    • Lift the memory door up enough to get a grip on it, and slide it toward you, pulling it away from the casing.

    • Remove the two 2.8 mm Phillips screws in the battery compartment near the latch.

    • Remove the following 6 screws:

      • Two 10 mm T6 Torx screws on either side of the RAM slot.

      • Four 14.5 mm Phillips screws along the hinge.

    • Remove the four 3.2 mm Phillips screws on the port side of the computer.

    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees and remove the two 3.2 mm Phillips screws from the rear of the computer.

    • Rotate the computer 90 degrees again and remove the four 3.2 mm Phillips screws from the side of the computer.

    • Do not yank the upper case off quickly. The case is attached to the logic board via a ribbon cable.

    • Lift up at the rear of the case and work your fingers along the sides, freeing the case as you go. Once you have freed the sides, you may need to rock the case up and down to free the front of the upper case (there are some hidden plastic clips that need to be clicked off).

    • Disconnect the trackpad and keyboard ribbon cable from the logic board, removing tape as necessary.

    • Remove the upper case.

    • Disconnect the right fan cable from the logic board by placing a spudger beneath the cable and lifting up.

    • Remove the three silver T6 Torx screws securing the right fan to the logic board and lower case.

    • Lift the right fan up and carefully peel up the tape securing the fan to the heat sink as you go.

Conclusie

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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iRobot

Lid sinds: 24-09-09

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The difficulty level on this really should be changed to moderate like the keyboard replacement one. Infact, this is actually easier to do than the keyboard portion since you don't need to mess with much else after removing the keyboard other than R&I the fan.... just a thought since i just did both fans and the keyboard at once.

anyway

nice writeup. very straight forward. thanks!!!

bsmellman - Antwoord

This guide was INCREDIBLY helpful! I walked through the R&I in under a half hour, and felt ENTIRELY confident at EVERY step of the (lengthy) procedure. MANY THANKS for publishing such a clear guide, and for making all these impossible to get parts available, since Apple no longer supports the A1211 Mac Book Pro, even off-warranty.

gnome - Antwoord

I just replaced the right and left fans in my A1211 Macbook Pro, went pretty well, my only issue was on the connection of the right fan cable to the logic board. When I connected it, it seemed to come off too easily, but I could not get a better fit. Now that I am finished and turned on the computer, I am worried that the fan is not spinning. Does anyone know if I can safely open up the computer again and then turn on the computer safely so that I can view if the fan is moving? Or, is there another way to check if the fan is moving? When I put my ear up to the left fan, I can hear the slight sound of the spinning, but on the left side, I can't hear anything.

jeff - Antwoord

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