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MacBook Unibody Model A1278

MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Fan Replacement

MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Fan Replacement

5 - 10 minuten

Easy

Mijn probleem

My Macbook Pro began making very loud screeching noises. It sounded as if something was rubbing against something while spinning. Looking at the picture of mac internals, I realized the noise was coming from where the fan is located. I did a hardware diagnostic test to be sure and an error code confirmed the problem was the fan. I've had the computer for 4 years, so I believe the problem was brought on by the age of the computer and dirt & dust getting caught up into it.

Mijn oplossing

I rush ordered the parts and tools which arrived promptly on time. I hadn't done anything like this and I was very nervous after reading some comments about people causing more, irreparable damage after opening up their computer. I closely followed the ifixit guide step-by-step and everything went perfectly. The hold fan was very dirty, so much so that the fan couldn't spin. Everything went smooth and the computer worked perfectly when I turned it back on, the whole process only took 20 minutes. It has been a couple weeks with no noise coming from the fan.

Mijn advies

Follow the guide exactly and you'll be fine. It is an easy process.

I recommend having a can of dust off or something similar to gently spray any dust and dirt out of the computer. I am planning on opening mine up again to do that because I didn't have any with me the first go around.

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