Installing MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Matte Finish LCD
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A procedure for removal and replacement of a MacBook Matte Finish LCD.
- Author: Mike K
- Difficulty: Difficult
This guide has been updated by iFixit staff! Read the new, official Installing MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Matte LCD guide.
This guide covers removal and replacement of the Matte Finish LCD. Aside from your screen not being glossy or glared, you know you have a Matte Finish LCD if you have an approx. 14mm brushed aluminum bezel around your screen.
Most people DON'T have this bezel, and so should use the existing Glossy LCD replacement guide instead: Installing MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 LCD .
The display assemblies of Matte Finish LCD and Glossy LCD version of the MacBook Pro differ in a few ways:
- The aluminum bezel.
- The actual LCD is different (Matte finish, of course)
- The exterior glass of the matte display is optically bonded to the LCD, so you cannot remove the glass with suction cups.
Apart from the display assemblies, the Matte Finish LCD Macbook Pro is identical to a Glossy LCD Macbook Pro of the same screen size.
Note that this guide is marked "difficult". The reason it is marked that way is that you will have to remove the bezel, which is thin aluminum, and the display bumper which is a thin piece of rubber. If you damage these parts (i.e. you put a hard bend in the bezel or tear the bumper), you likely won't be able to get another. This is not necessarily a hard to perform procedure, but could be risky. So please read this guide and consider if it is for you before moving forward.
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