Typical A1260 right fan replacement
20 - 30 Minuten
After nearly 4 years of continuous use, the right fan was grinding and buzzing loudly.
As with all MacBook Pro repairs, once all the tiny Phillips and Torx screws are removed, it's usually smooth sailing to replace any component. In this case, I fabricated a small spudger by cutting and taping together the two prongs of a plastic outlet cover. Worked perfectly and my MacBook is nice and quiet now.
The most important steps usually involve disconnecting the small surface mount ribbon connectors. Either fabricate a soft plastic spudger or invest the $2.95 and purchase one from iFixit. Chances are you will be making another repair on your Mac at some point in the future and you'll want to have one on hand.