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Is removing cracked iSight glass possible?

The built-in webcam on my macbook has a crack right down the center of the cover glass. I am hoping I can avoid the only solution that Apple recommends for this damage - replacing the entire LCD screen. WTF?

After hours of Googling for a step by step repair guide and closely watching a dozen DIY Youtube vids, I still don't know if the bezel on my screen can be lifted at that section and the broken glass component is removable, or if once the bezel is entirely removed a new replacement part webcam can be installed.

I have replaced a smashed iphone 4 screen so I am not afraid to take on an intermediate level repair myself.

Any help?

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Yes- iFixit even has the part. And a guide.

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Hi, thanks for your advice mackhead3, but I thought my description was clear enough - the LCD screen is perfect. The WEBCAM glass is cracked down the middle of the iSight webcam. This is located at the top of the screen. ­

Also, please note my model has the anti-glare screen - there is no 'glass' covering this screen, just a bezel bezel surround.


If you mean the camera lens - I think you'll have to replace the camera.


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