Easy Fix for Old Macbook Fans - Great Experience from iFixit
20 - 30 minutos
My right side fan was going out after a few years of hard service. Time to replace both for good measure.
Easy, thanks to your excellent service documentation.
One word of caution when replacing fans, make sure that the connectors are completely seated. I checked my fan RPMs using iStat immediately after the initial power on, post repair. My right fan was turning at zero RPM. I popped the cover and reseated the connector. powered up and observed it spinning. Checked iStat and have continued to do so every few operating hours. All is well at around 2K RPM.
Phillips #00 Screwdriver
TR6 Torx Security Screwdriver
MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1211, A1226, and A1260) Left Fan
MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1211, A1226, and A1260) Right Fan