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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Right Fan Replacement

Replace the Right Fan in your MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012.

  • Autor: Brett Hartt
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 45 Minuten
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Moderat

Fans can be such blowhards, except when they blow out. Use this guide to help you replace a damaged, broken, or faulty right fan.

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Schritt 1 Right Fan  ¶ 

Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort card to the logic board.

Schritt 1 Right Fan  ¶ 

  • Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the AirPort card to the logic board.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Grasp the thin sides of the AirPort card and pull parallel to the logic board, removing the AirPort card from the MacBook Pro. Grasp the thin sides of the AirPort card and pull parallel to the logic board, removing the AirPort card from the MacBook Pro.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Grasp the thin sides of the AirPort card and pull parallel to the logic board, removing the AirPort card from the MacBook Pro.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the right fan ribbon cable ZIF socket. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the right fan ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

  • Starting at the top of the cable, slide a plastic opening tool under the right fan cable to free it from the logic board.

  • Use caution when freeing the cable, as it is strongly adhered to the logic board.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Remove the following three screws securing the right fan to the logic board:

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the following three screws securing the right fan to the logic board:

  • One 4.4 mm T5 Torx screw

  • One 3.9 mm T5 Wide Head Torx screw

  • One 5.0 mm T5 Torx screw with 2 mm collar

Schritt 5  ¶ 

Lift and remove the right fan out from the MacBook Pro.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • Lift and remove the right fan out from the MacBook Pro.

  • When reinstalling the fan, it's easiest connect the fan ribbon cable as you drop the fan in place, rather than after you've installed the three fan screws.