MacBooLCD screen broken - what are options to repair/replace it cheap?
My MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211 screen is totally broken, it is clear it has to be replaced. The problem is,a new LCD is very very expensive and finding a "used" screen is not so probable here in Hungary...
I do not have experience in ordering from ebay and other things. Do you think it probable that i find a used screen for this model? Some told me it is very rare to find it...
What would be a "normal" price for a used one?
I saw i can buy separate parts for the screen - which one do i need (onle the screen is broken, the "box" or i do not know how to call it, is okay)? how many parts are in a macbook LCD screen?
Thank you very muhc for your helping answers and sorry if i did not explain everything properly...
Zsuzsa, the way I look at it to go the cheapest way for me would be to purchased a used computer and cannibalize it. I noticed that you said you are in Hungary, so I checked with ebay.de and found a few items of interest for you. Again these are just examples I found quickly but it might be worthwhile to explore that option. http://cgi.ebay.de/MacBook-Pro-15-2GHz-2... and this one http://cgi.ebay.de/MacBook-Pro-15-2-46-G... Again just my 2cents and wishing you good luck
With this method you don't have to tear down the whole book: Repairing MacBook Core 2 Duo Installing LCD & Inverter (fast method) A1181
You have to be careful to order the right LCD panel. Apple used at least six different and not interchangable LCDs in this range. Pop the broken screen out the lid (guide here) and have a look at the sticker with the part/model number on the back. Make shure to order the exact same one.