My Mac is so hot!
August 22, 2009 7:24 PM   Subscribe

I have a MacBook 2ghz that I bought in Jan 07. On Friday, my fan died, and I need to replace it.

I already have it disassembled, but upon further investigation, when it came time to find a replacement, I have found that there seem to be several different types of fans. How do I tell which one I need, and does anyone have any recommendations on vendors to purchase one from?
posted by horsemuth to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I've bought parts from and was happy. Their site lists two Macbook fans. I'm pretty sure a January 2007 would be the older (non-Santa Rosa/Penryn) model .
posted by birdherder at 7:28 PM on August 22, 2009

I bought one from and they had it for me the very next day. I purchased my MBP in June of 2007; I think you might have the previous version. I believe yours (like mine) has a unique right and left fan so make sure you know which one you need.

You can find the model number by going to Apple Menu -> about this Mac -> more info. Google that + fan and you should be able to tell what you need.
posted by uaudio at 9:08 PM on August 22, 2009

I'm another happy iFixit repeat customer. They responded quickly to question, too.
posted by anadem at 10:41 PM on August 22, 2009

I liked, had the same thing happen to me. Those fans have to run a lot. Afterwards I got a cooler unit to put under it. Keeps the fan from running and much easier to replace.
posted by psycho-alchemy at 12:21 AM on August 23, 2009

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