replacing fans

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mentaluproar, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

    mentaluproar

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    The cooling fan in my early 2013 rMBP makes an annoying rowl/clicking sound when running at a low speed. It's like a low-pitched version of the sound a standard laptop hard drive makes. It's not loud, but it's definitely audible in a quiet room.

    Is it possible to replace these fans in my macbook myself without much trouble? I figure while I am in there, I could put in new thermal paste too. I have some TX-4 I'd like to try out anyway.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    If you feel comfortable tackling thermal paste in these laptops then the fan should be a joke to you.

    2 screws and a ribbon connector is all there is to it.
     
  3. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    If the fans are noisy I recommend you oil it. My left fan began rattling like crazy so I just oiled it and it is still good to this day :)
     
  4. mentaluproar thread starter macrumors 68000

    mentaluproar

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    you....you can do that?

    how? What oil do I use? Where does it go? I thought it was sealed.
     
  5. Richyrich1975 macrumors member

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    A clean may sort it. Worth a try before buying a new one.
     

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