Macbook Pro 2006 No Right fan

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Todd244, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Todd244 macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased a Macbook pro 06 2.16 Core duo as a back up coding machine. Its was great just as a secondary for about 6 months until recently the right fan stopped working and the machine over heats quickly. I installed smc fan control but the left fan can't make up the work by itself. Now I realize the machine is old so does that mean I should dump it and find a newer one or try to fix the fan my self. Ps the fan runs for about 48 bucks.
     
  2. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Where are you getting $48? I see them all over eBay for $10-15.

    It's a time consuming repair but not exceptionally difficult. Lots of screws. Worth the effort, though.
     
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Check the fan itself with a battery. If it doesn't work, replace it. If it does work, then it's the logic board, and probably not worth fixing.
     
  4. Fairfax macrumors member

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    I have been in your position with a 2006 MacBookPro and had a fan that does not work properly, I just purchased a replacement fan on eBay and replaced it myself, replacing parts in your MacBookPro is easy.
     

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