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Screen replacement: is LP171WU4(TL)(A4) LCD compatible with (TL)(A3)?

I have a 17" Macbook Pro (early 2008, A1261), and am in search of a new LCD screen replacement. My LCD is LP171WU4(TL)(A3), matte, 1920x1200, LED.

Found a deal on a LG's screen similar to what I have, LP171WU4(TL)(A4), but the part number suffix is slightly different (A4 vs A3). It is also glossy instead of matte. The other specs are the same, 17" 1920x1200 WUXGA, LED.

Is this compatible with mine? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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james32, I just reviewed all the specs for both panels. The only difference I can find is the Hard coating(2H) Anti-glare treatment of the front Polarizer (Haze 44%) for the LP171WU4-TLA3 and Glare & Low Reflection treatment of the front polarizer (2H) for the LP171WU4-TLA4. Every other data spec, as well as connectors, are identical. The datasheets for the panels are available right here. Based on that, I surmise that the panels do interchange. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Hi oldturkey03, these datasheets are very helpful. Thank you so much for your help!


you are very welcome. Best of luck to you.


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