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13" Unibody LCD Panel

$149.95

Product code: IF163-024

Product Overview

MacBook screen repair that won't break the bank.

  • Replacement LCD for all 13" MacBook Unibody models 13" MacBook Pros.
  • Save money by replacing your MacBook's LCD and not the entire display assembly.
  • If you are looking for an easier repair, you can also buy the full display assembly which contains all the display components. It's a much easier repair. Click your model below:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Model A1278 Mid 2009/Mid 2010) Display Assembly

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Model A1278 Early 2011/Late 2011) Display

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Display Assembly

NOTE: Includes LCD panel only. Does not include bezels, hinges, metal frame, cables, or iSight camera.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All 13" Unibody MacBooks (except MacBook Air)
  • All 13" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Size: 13.3"
  • Resolution: 1280x800

$129.95 Glossy / New

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Brand new glossy LCD.

$119.95 Glossy / A-Stock

 
 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

May have up to two dead pixels.

$149.95 Anti-Glare / New

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

Brand new anti-glare LCD

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Very difficult

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Very difficult

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Difficulty: Very difficult

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)
MacBook Unibody Model A1342
2.26 GHz (A1342)
2.4 GHz (A1342)
 

Stories

My Problem

Someone dropped the machine, only the upper right corner was broken, but important stuff sometimes appears there!

My Fix

Smooth enough. Yay iFixit. Glad you all get to retire now that Apple has bought your company (and very cool that you got them to agree to make the most repairable devices). You got me, too! ;~}

My Advice

no advice, stay cool

My Problem

My macbook 13" fell down from my office table and the LCD broke.

My Fix

Everything went ok when following the guide.

the hardest step was to reconnect the cable to the lcd.

2 hours working on it.

My Advice

You shoud remove the entire display block (remove crutch guide)

it became easier to hold the cable and slide the lcd panel down.

My Problem

The screen started turning "white". At first i could move the hinged top/display. The computer still ran, but the display appeared to freeze. The problem got worse and eventually I had to flex the display to get it to work. So I decided to have it repaired.

My Fix

I found the repair guide on thed t iFixit site and read through it. The level of difficulty was listed as "difficult". I decided to take it to the Apple store and see what it would cost to repair so I made an appt. The person said that it would cost $280 (minimum). He recommended buying a new Mac (of course). or purchase a Mini display to VGA adaptor. I bought the adaptor and tried that. Was marginally satisfied with that. So I decided to order the replacement LCD from iFixit and a few tools.

My Advice

The hardest part about the replacement/repair was getting the display cable connected on to the new LCD because it is so small and there is very little slack in the cable. I used the spudger and the clip on the cable to guide the connector back on. But I am glad that I did it and saved some money and the MacBook is good again!

My Problem

BEER! Makes everything better! Except laptops. It killed the DC in board and messed with the screen.

My Fix

I've swapped out the board, that's absolutely fine. The screen needs a little more work still, but the old one is ... functional ... still.

My Advice

Don't be afraid to perform even these fiddly repairs. If the machine works, that's the goal. Personally, my macbooks are all missing screws where I forget or couldn't be bothered to put them back in, and I manhandle the logic board with minimal precautions. Obviously, don't throw it around, but no need to tremble in fear when touching it.

Tri wing screws: Hate these things. Find a flat head screwdriver, mash it into one of the wings at 45 degrees and keep trying to turn. Should eventually work.

My Problem

the screen was fading into white after about 10 - 30 minutes. switching the computer and waiting for 30 minutes let me work another 10 minutes…kind of nuissance ;-)

My Fix

I ordered the 13" Unibody LCD Panel from ifixit, it arrived from the U.S. faster in Switzerland than most of the things I order locally !

The repair guide from ifixit was very helpfull and through, the connector was the hardest to connect, the rest went smooth.

My Advice

Don't forget to take of the very thin protection foil of the new panel ! Otherwise you might think the new panel has a pixel defect as the foil has an little pixel imprint in the lower left corner.

mail's Story Photo #315654

My Problem

The LCD was broken due to a close contact with one of my3 kids!

My Fix

Repair went smooth and fine. The funny thing was that when I finished, it had some lines and some pixel not working, so I was a bit worried to take everything apart again, send it back, wait for a replacement and so on.... at the end it was only the protective film!!!!!!!

My Advice

It's extremely easy!!!!!

Kyle's Story Photo #314666
Kyle's Story Photo #314667

My Problem

One day my macbook display just went out. I had seen the LCD act odd a few times, but nothing that made me think it would die on me. I hooked up my macbook to my external display and it worked perfectly, but my internal display was no longer showing up within system setting. After maxing out my ram, installing an SSD, and replacing my superdrive with a data doubler, I wasn't going to let my macbook die without a fight.

My Fix

I thought, No Problem, I have used ifixit before I'll just buy a replacement display and pop it in with the step by step guides. I took my trusty macbook apart with ease and attempted to connect the new matte LCD I acquired on ifixit. But to no prevail, nothing happened. My heart sank, what was I to do? Then I looked at the LCD data cable, all twisted, dusty, mangled and thought maybe this was the problem. Found the cable I needed on ebay for $20 bucks and it only took 2 days to arrive. First I tested the old display with my new cable, but it had lots of problems, lines everywhere, showing only part of the desktop, not working at all. Then I took out my brand new display, which had been dying to get into my computer, hooked up the cable to test it and BOOM, Trusty Macbook is back in action. It worked perfectly. In fact I'm typing this out only minutes after putting it all back together. My ifixit Pro Tech Toolkit helped me every step of the way.

My Advice

Ahhh there were some tough points through this repair. Getting to the display is easy, it was tough originally disconnecting and then reconnecting the display cable to the display. I found it much easier to take the entire LCD housing off and then reconnect the whole thing. Getting to the cable was much easier when the LCD assembly is off.

I did have some trouble getting the LCD assembly reattached. Its important to not force anything. If you start to get frustrated, set your tools down and walk away, you are seconds away from breaking something. Take your anger out on something else but the computer your trying to fix.

Overall this was the longest repair I have embarked on and it was so worth it. My new LCD is even better then my old one and I have acquired new fixing skills. I have replaced the hard drive, the superdrive, the ram, the LCD, and the LCD data cable in the macbook. My macbook runs better and faster today than it did the day I got it from apple, all thanks to the helpful guides at ifixit. Thanks a ton!!!!!

My Problem

My wife's 2009 MacBook began having the original screen fade to white and become unreadable unless she would pinch the left side of the screen or constantly contort her left hand at a specific angle to keep the screen from fading to white. This obviously got old for her and I had to find a fix. That's where iFixIt came in! I did some research online and discovered iFixIt.com and was able to quickly diagnose the problem as a bad LCD panel. Ordered the new screen, the spudger tool and....

My Fix

The repair was very easy. I used the spudger tool to remove the plastic bezel from around the screen being careful not to crack the bezel or pull on it too hard. Once the bezel was off, I loosened the 6 screws necessary to remove the original LCD panel. The hardest part was carefully removing the connection at the bottom of the screen, just remember to pull it down, not away from the screen. Once the old screen was out, I used the spudger tool to help reinsert the connection to the screen. I then fired up the MacBook prior to replacing the screws to make sure the connection was correct and the screen would work. It worked just fine! I replaced the screws, removed the screen protector the new screen shipped with and replaced the bezel. Best part of the whole process is that my wife is happy once again not to have to squeeze the screen to get it to work!!

My Advice

My wife really likes the matte finish, anti-glare screen compared to the glossy screen, certainly worth the extra $20! Also, make sure you pull down on the connection between the display and the motherboard. Use the spudger to assist getting the connection back into the new display. All told, the repair took me a grand total of about 30 minutes. It was very easy.

My Problem

My daughter closed her computer with her earrings inside

My Fix

The display was destroyed while trying to remove her broken screen. Once the shards of glass and glue were removed from the top cover the repair was straight forward and simple to perform following the steps you outlined. We replaced the battery which wore out and apple would not warrant saying it had been cycled too many times in the first 4 months of ownership.

My Advice

The main thing in repairing the screen would be work on a bench with an extra pair of hands to help. the suction cup that was sold with the screen did more harm than good and necessitated the display repair. Apple wanted $350 to repair the screen and $120 plus tax to replace the battery. I replaced the battery, the screen and the display for Under $250.

My Problem

Original LCD panel was failing. Displaying green and pink streaking all over which was especially visible on window "chrome" or other white or gray areas. I ordered the panel and some tools from Ifixit and had my repair-savvy friend have a go with replacing the faulty LCD.

My Fix

Went well. The heat gun operation did misshape the plastic "edge gasket" material a bit in a few small areas. Otherwise a perfect replacement process.

My Advice

Be very gradual with the heat application and very patient with lifting the glass up. We used some small bits cut from a plastic bottle as wedges to keep the glass from resealing to the tape. I had bought replacement double sided tape from eBay but ended up not needing it. Finally be REALLY CAREFUL with the surface mount connectors when you remove them. The audio one messed up when releasing and a pin had to be re-soldered. They are really delicate.