MacBook Pro 13" '09 Fan Disassembly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AdrianK, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    So, has anyone tried this? I've got as far as removing the outer fan housing so that there's access to the blades and the platter it's mounted on, but I need to physically remove the blades so I can oil the axel. Guides for older MacBook Pros say to 'gently' pry it off. I've tried applying a lot of pressure to two sprudgers at ~30 degrees from the normal on each side and the damn thing won't budge at all, I'm worried that I'll snap the axel :(

    Reason being; the fan sounds awful, not smooth at all like it was a couple of days ago. I've already used compressed air to clear out all the dust from the fan and heatsink but it hasn't made any difference.
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    I take it you don't have AppleCare. Noisy fans are covered.
  3. AdrianK thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    I don't :/

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