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Macbook Pro fans

Message #1 - Posted 2007/02/20 - mind the gap

It seems that my lovely and shiny Macbook pro has developed a noisy fan on the left hand side. I rely on it on a daily basis for my job so as you can imagine I'm not really wanting to lose it for a week whilst the chaps at Apple repair it.

I'm more than happy to take it apart and replace the fan, but I'm having trouble finding a supplier of parts. Does anyone here know of a place where I might be able to purchase one?

Regards;

Michael

Message #2 - Posted 2007/02/20 - Rexx Magnus

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 18:57:02 GMT, Micheal Duffy wrote:

It seems that my lovely and shiny Macbook pro has developed a noisy fan on the left hand side. I rely on it on a daily basis for my job so as you can imagine I'm not really wanting to lose it for a week whilst the chaps at Apple repair it.

I'm more than happy to take it apart and replace the fan, but I'm having trouble finding a supplier of parts. Does anyone here know of a place where I might be able to purchase one?

Regards;

Michael

It's a service centre repair, and usually is done in about 2 days. I had both of mine replaced. It's a very fiddly job if you try to do it yourself.

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Message #3 - Posted 2007/02/20 - Micheal Duffy

On 2007-02-20 20:03:03 +0000, Rexx Magnus said:

It's a service centre repair, and usually is done in about 2 days. I had both of mine replaced. It's a very fiddly job if you try to do it yourself.

Hello Rexx

Two days sounds better than some other stories I've heard about apple repairs. I've normally heard anything from one week to... well a very long time indeed. Two days is a much more encouraging figure although to be honest I'm still tempted to just go ahead and do it myself (I'm suicidally optimistic!)

To be honest the fiddly part isn't too bad; as long as it's not 'G4 iBook hard drive' fiddly to replace. I outright wince when I get asked to repair one of those bloody things :-).

Message #4 - Posted 2007/02/21 - Rexx Magnus

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 20:43:53 GMT, Micheal Duffy wrote:

To be honest the fiddly part isn't too bad; as long as it's not 'G4 iBook hard drive' fiddly to replace. I outright wince when I get asked to repair one of those bloody things :-).

The thing is, they're not standard fans in regular square enclosures. They're in a snail-shaped enclosure, and I don't think you can just replace the innards.

I was told by some places that it would take several days, even the guys I took it to - but I proved to them that the fans were stuck (Mine had stopped altogether at this point) using smcfancontrol. They ordered the parts in and got them the next day.

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Message #5 - Posted 2007/02/22 - mind the gap

On 2007-02-21 16:32:01 +0000, Rexx Magnus said:

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 20:43:53 GMT, Micheal Duffy wrote:

To be honest the fiddly part isn't too bad; as long as it's not 'G4 iBook hard drive' fiddly to replace. I outright wince when I get asked to repair one of those bloody things :-).

The thing is, they're not standard fans in regular square enclosures. They're in a snail-shaped enclosure, and I don't think you can just replace the innards.

I was told by some places that it would take several days, even the guys I took it to - but I proved to them that the fans were stuck (Mine had stopped altogether at this point) using smcfancontrol. They ordered the parts in and got them the next day.

Well I've been brave enough to take the top off and take a look. Your absolutely right about the fitting; the logic board has been nicely shaped to accept the fan. About the only fiiddly bit is that a cable is taped across the top. I've found a place to supply the fan so I'm going to give this one a go; I'll be sure to report back to the group how well it went (And at least I can give some people a chuckle if I mess it up!). Famous last words, but it looks fairly simple...

Cheers for the help and suggestions Rexx, much appreciated

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