Broken fan

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dscuber9000, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    After two and a half years, I finally have a defect with my 13" MacBook Pro. The fan began making a really loud noise a couple days ago, and after a few days of hoping it would naturally go away, I discovered that the fan is now struggling to even get to 1600 rpm. The MBP now gets very hot very quickly so I can't use it in its current state.

    My MBP is out of warranty, so if I take it to an Apple store does anyone happen to know how long/expensive it would be for them to replace it? Thanks.
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Call Apple and get a quote - best bet for you.

    Otherwise, verify the model and check iFixit. They have the fan at ~$50.00, and have DIY installation guides, if you're willing.

    Not sure this is correct for your MBP... http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts...78-MBP-13-Inch-Mid-2009-Unibody-Fan/IF160-017

    Also, 60 bones for a fan? WOW! Insane... though I'm sure Apple won't be any cheaper for the part...

    Edit... This is more like it... http://www.amazon.com/ZB0506AUV1-6A-B3657-13-V1-F-GN-COOLING-MacBook-Thermal/dp/B004UUSALC
     
  3. dscuber9000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried getting to the fan last night, but one of the screws is really in tight and I couldn't get it.

    $50 for a little plastic fan seems outrageous but I guess I don't have many options... Hopefully Apple doesn't charge too much more for them to do it.
     
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    The link to Amazon had the same fan for ~$7 with ~$7 shipping.
     
  5. m0no macrumors regular

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    I just experienced a fan issue as well as a stripped screw. You can see the details in this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1300972

    I ended up getting the screw out by taking a small knife and just sawing/carving a groove in the top so I could unscrew it with the knife. I was also able to find a fan on ebay for $9 shipped--there were more available. http://www.ebay.com/itm/120816305171?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_1037wt_1202

    Hope that helps.
     

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