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Macbook Pro 13 Unibody (2008 - 2012) Fan Replacement

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Difficulty

Easy

Steps

11

Time Required

0.5 hours

Introduction

This guide is for a fan replacement for the MacBook Pro 13 (2008 - 2012).

Tools Required

Phillips #00 Screwdriver

Tri-Point Y0 Screwdriver

Spudger

Parts

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Fan for MacBook Pro 13 inch A1278 Mid 2009 - Mid 2012

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Precautions

• Work on a clear and open surface • Careful when unscrewing as the some of the screws are small • Take note of the screw driver to be used

Step 1
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Remove the 10 screws as shown in the image. - 7 x 3mm Phillips screw (Yellow Circle) - 3 x 13.5mm Phillips screw (Red Circle)

Step 2
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Slightly lift up lower the case and push it towards the rear of the laptop to free the mounting tabs

Step 3
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Using the flat end of the spudger, lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the logic board

Step 4
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Use a spudger to pry the fan connector out of its seat, and straight up off the logic board.

Step 5
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Remove the following three screws securing the fan to the upper case: One 6.5 mm Phillips. (Orange Circle) One 5.5 mm Phillips. (Red Circle) One 4.5 mm Phillips. (Yellow Circle)

Step 6
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Lift the fan out of the upper case. Insert new fan

Step 7
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Secure back the following three screws securing the fan to the upper case: One 6.5 mm Phillips. (Orange Circle) One 5.5 mm Phillips. (Red Circle) One 4.5 mm Phillips. (Yellow Circle)

Step 8
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Connect back the fan connector to the logic board.

Step 9
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Secure back the battery connector

Step 10
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Place the lower case back onto the laptop

Step 11
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Screw back the 10 screws to secure the back case - 7 x 3mm Phillips screw (Yellow Circle) - 3 x 13.5mm Phillips screw (Red Circle)


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