New LCD For My Macbook Pro

Last modified on July 28th, 2008

My new LCD arrived via FedEx this morning. I picked it up on the way to work, along with a Torx screwdriver to remove some of the internal pieces. I decided to take a stab at fixing it when I arrived, but it turns out it was far more involved than I thought.

Macbook Ripped Apart

I ended up having to disassemble the entire keyboard portion of the Macbook Pro. Afterwards, I had to disconnect the antenna for the wireless card, as well as the inverter for the monitor. Then, the data cable for the LCD came off, and finally the entire top portion that contains the screen.

At that point I was basically half-way. I then had to disassemble the entire upper portion, removing the iSight connection, the inverter, the data cables, and the grounding strip (which is basically big taped on copper strip) that allows the antenna to work. After that, I had to fight against a pile of glue that they put on to help hold everything in place. Sometime around then I cut my finger and started dripping blood inside. Good times.

Anyways, I was pretty sure at that point that my laptop would never go back together. But after reversing the instructions, putting all the screws back and pressing the power button, I was greeted with one of the most glorious pieces of fruit I’ve ever seen:

Fixed LCD On Macbook Pro

When the screen went black, I noticed one pixel that I think it hot. But I doubt they’ll return it for one hot pixel. Truth is that it’s only noticeable when the screen is black, so I’m not even going to worry about it.

7 responses to “New LCD For My Macbook Pro”

  1. Austin Paul says:

    Good job I’m happy you fixed it. When I saw the picture posted of the crack I looked at my MacBook and my eyes teared up. haha. Honestly though good job you pretty much blogged your ass off this weekend and to have the patience to focus on a task like thi

  2. Austin Paul says:

    This is incredible. Oops car turned while on my iPhone haha sorry for the half posted comment

  3. Gregg says:

    Good job. We have about 150 people at work that are in the notebook division, and even still I only trust a couple of others other than myself to do a repair like this one. You do yourself an injustice, you are meant to work with technology.

  4. Dale says:

    good job dude! Glad it worked out.

  5. Tania says:

    One burnt pixel is nothing compared to that crack you had to deal with – well done! How much do you think you saved, in all, by taking this project on yourself rather than having someone else service/replace it for you?

  6. Danny Dang says:

    Where did you order the LCD from?

  7. Duane Storey says:

    Repairing it at the Apple store would have been at least $1000. I purchased the LCD from eBay (using a Buy Now button from a popular eBay LCD store) for around $200. So I guess I saved close to $800.

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