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MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch (Mid 2015) Fan Replacement

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Difficulty

Medium

Steps

31

Time Required

1 hours

Introduction

This guide is for a fan replacement for the MacBook Pro 15 Retina (Mid 2015)

Tools Required

P5 Pentalobe Screwdriver

T5 Torx Screwdriver

Spudger

Tweezers

Parts

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Fan for MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch A1398 Late 2013 - Mid 2015

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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 following P5 pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro: Eight 3.0 mm (Orange Circle) Two 2.3 mm (Red Circle)

Step 2
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Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro. Set the lower case aside.

Step 3
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Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.

Step 4
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Gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board. Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.

Step 5
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Skip to step 12 if you are only replacing right fan Peel the left rubber cover up off the fan and fold it out of the way.

Step 6
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Remove the following three screws securing the left fan to the logic board: One 3.6 mm T5 Torx screw with a wide head (Red Circle) One 5.0 mm T5 Torx screw with a 2.0 mm long shoulder (Orange Circle) One 4.4 mm T5 Torx screw (Yellow Circle)

Step 7
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Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the left fan ribbon cable ZIF socket. Remove the cable from the socket

Step 8
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Remove the fan. Insert new left fan

Step 9
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Insert back the left fan cable to the logic board Push down the retaining flap

Step 10
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Secure back the following three screws to secure the left fan to the logic board: One 3.6 mm T5 Torx screw with a wide head (Red Circle) One 5.0 mm T5 Torx screw with a 2.0 mm long shoulder (Orange Circle) One 4.4 mm T5 Torx screw (Yellow Circle)

Step 11
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Place back the left rubber Skip to step 28 if you are only replacing the left fan

Step 12
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Use a spudger or tweezers to pry the three AirPort antenna cables straight up off of their sockets on the AirPort board, and bend them up and out of the way.

Step 13
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Peel the right rubber cover up off the fan and fold it out of the way.

Step 14
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Use the tip of a spudger to push the camera cable connector out of its socket on the logic board.

Step 15
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Use your fingers to pull the AirPort/Camera cables up off the fan.

Step 16
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Remove the four 2.2 mm T5 Torx screws securing the I/O board cable connector covers. Remove the metal cover

Step 17
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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the I/O board cable up from its socket on the logic board.

Step 18
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Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the following three screws securing the right fan to the logic board: One 5.0 mm screw with a 2.0 mm long shoulder (Orange Circle) One 4.0 mm screw with a wide head (Red Circle) One 4.4 mm screw (Yellow Circle)

Step 19
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Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the right fan ribbon cable ZIF socket. Remove the cable from the socket

Step 20
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Remove the fan. Insert new right fan

Step 21
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Insert back the right fan cable to the logic board Push down the retaining flap

Step 22
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Use a T5 Torx driver to secure the following three screws securing the right fan to the logic board: One 5.0 mm screw with a 2.0 mm long shoulder (Orange Circle) One 4.0 mm screw with a wide head (Red Circle) One 4.4 mm screw (Yellow Circle)

Step 23
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Insert back the I/O board cable to the logic board.

Step 24
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Place back the metal cover Secure back the four 2.2 mm T5 Torx screws securing the I/O board cable connector covers.

Step 25
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Lay back the AirPort/Camera cables on the fan Connect back the camera cable connector to its socket on the logic board.

Step 26
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Place back the right fan rubber

Step 27
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Use a spudger or tweezers to connect back the three AirPort antenna cables onto their sockets on the AirPort board

Step 28
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Connect back the battery connector straight to its socket on the logic board.

Step 29
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Paste back the warning label covering the battery connector.

Step 30
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Place back the lower case

Step 31
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Secure back the following P5 pentalobe screws to secure the lower case to the MacBook Pro: - Eight x 3.0 mm (Red Circle) - Two x 2.3 mm (Yellow Circle)


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