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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display (A1229).  I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display.  I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible.  No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.

I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer.  (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)

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I guess I have found my (unwelcome) answer once I have found the page of the 1920x1200 display:

== IMPORTANT: ==

'''This LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution.''' ''Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.''

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

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Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display (A1229). I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display. I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible. No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.
 
I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer. (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)
 
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I guess I have found my (unwelcome) answer once I have found the page of the 1920x1200 display:
 
== IMPORTANT:==IMPORTANT: ==
== IMPORTANT:==IMPORTANT: ==
'''This LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution.''' ''Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.''

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display (A1229). I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display. I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible. No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.
 
I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer. (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)
 
-----------
 
I guess I have found my (unwelcome) answer once I have found the page of the 1920x1200 display:
 
== IMPORTANT

:=='''This
IMPORTANT:==
'''This
LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution.''' ''Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.''
== IMPORTANT

:=='''This
IMPORTANT:==
'''This
LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution.''' ''Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.''

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display (A1229). I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display. I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible. No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.
 
I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer. (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)
 
-----------
 
I guess I have found my (unwelcome) answer once I have found the page of the 1920x1200 display:
 
== IMPORTANT ==: '''This

:=='''This
LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution.''' ''Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.''
== IMPORTANT ==: '''This

:=='''This
LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution.''' ''Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.''

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display (A1229). I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display. I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible. No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.
 
I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer. (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)
 
-----------
 
I guess I have found my (unwelcome) answer once I have found the page of the 1920x1200 display:
 
IMPORTANT: This== IMPORTANT ==: '''This LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution. Althoughresolution.''' ''Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.here.''
IMPORTANT: This== IMPORTANT ==: '''This LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution. Althoughresolution.''' ''Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.here.''

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Edit by: iRobot ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display (A1229).  I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display.  I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible.  No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.

I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer.  (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)

-----------

I guess I have found my (unwelcome) answer once I have found the page of the 1920x1200 display:

IMPORTANT: This LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution. Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display (A1229). I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display. I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible. No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.
 
I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer. (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)
 
-----------
 
I guess I have found my (unwelcome) answer once I have found the page of the 1920x1200 display:
 
IMPORTANT: This LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution. Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Edit by: afeher ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display (A1229). I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display. I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible. No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.
 
I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer. (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)
-----------
I guess I have found my (unwelcome) answer once I have found the page of the 1920x1200 display:
 
IMPORTANT: This LCD is only compatible with MacBook Pro 17" laptops that are model A1261 and shipped with LED displays and a 1920x1200 resolution. Although visually identical, this part will not work in the Low-Res CCFL 1680x1050 Models. The LCD for the low-res model can be found here.

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Edit by: afeher ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display A1229(A1229). I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display. I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible. No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.
I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display A1229(A1229). I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display. I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible. No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.
 
I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer. (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open

Original post by: afeher ,

Title:

Can the display be replaced by the 1920x1200?

Text:

I have an old MacBook Pro (3,1), 17", with the 1680x1050 internal display A1229.  I was wondering if I could replace it with an 1920x1200 display.  I am not sure if Apple have made some deliberate action to make such upgrade impossible.  No guesses please, I cannot afford buying a display that I cannot use.

I can see an answer for a1212, but mine isn't that type, so I'm hoping for a different answer.  (There someone said that Apple has blocked the display type in the ROM, so it disables the display if it finds that it was upgraded.)

Device:

MacBook Pro 17"

Status:

open