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Model A1013, A1052, A1085, or A1107 / 1440x900 screen resolution

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Parts compatibility between A1107 / A1139

My PowerBook (A1107) had a hard life... My LCD was broken (something fall on it and crack it), my keyboard need to be replace, my dvd didn't read half of the cd/dvd I tried and my internal hard drive is not recognize anymore.

I replaced the lcd with a 15,4" that I had, it works but I would like to have a 17" again.

I've replace the dvd with a tray loading, double layer burner! (I may have the only PowerBook that supports the mini-cd!)

I know my hard drive is still good because I have tried 2 known good hard drive in my PowerBook and none are recognize. They spin but I can't see them in Disk Utility. Now I use a external FW800 (with improved performance...) I hope it's a HDD cable problem...

The keyboard is broken since someone drop a coffee on it (not me!) Most of the key still work but some useful key stopped working (arrows, backspace, eject...)

A friend of mine have parts from a A1139 (high res PowerBook) and I was wondering if the LCD, the HDD cable and the keyboard were compatible with my PowerBook (A1107).

I heard of people that successfully upgrade from the low res LCD to the high res LCD but I've seen other that couldn't. Also I asked PowerBook-medic and they told me that they sell high res LCD as replacement for all the PowerBook.

What do you think of that?


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If you replace just the LCD panel (and not the entire assembly), it will work fine. The reason there is difficulty with the display assembly as a whole is because the airport cables are different in the A1139 version (they combined Airport and Bluetooth into one card in this version, and it changed the connectors).

The keyboard for the A1139 version has a narrower connector than that of the A1107, so it is not interchangeable.

The hard drive cable has the same form factor, but a different part number. It's your call on whether you want to test it out or not. If it turns out that the hard drive cable isn't the problem, it looks like a logic board problem, so you may not be losing much by trying.

Good luck! Please keep us posted with the results.

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I'm sure the display will work, the keyboard will not work and the hdd cable I'm not sure about. Try looking at the part # for the cable, if it's not the same don't try it.

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