Can I swap the entire display assemblies?

I have both laptops, both are A1286, one states it clearly so on the bottom, the other the number rubbed off, but I verified it with its serial number, Apple's website and MacTracker. One is EMC 2457 and the other EMC 2353. I believe the Early 2011 has the higher res screen. I see that the various antenna cables are different lengths. I can also see that the bluetooth boards are similar and I can interchange them physically, so the board with the different cables follows the display assembly. The display cable at the other end has the same pin configuration on both, but I know nothing more then that. The screws are all in the same places too, on both display assemblies. I have found web sites, that say you can't interchange the high-res and low-res, then other sites that say if the connectors fit, you can.

Can I swap the displays?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0


Do they both still work? Any chance you can get the numbers of the LCD panels? I think this is the way to find out ;)

Launch the Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/) Copy and paste the following command onto a single line and hit return: ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

Let us know what the numbers are so that we can hopefully verify the compatibility


Well, I'll be dipped. They are the same model, "LP154WP4-TLA1,

Color LCD." ...and that is one crazy *nix command. I couldn't follow all of it. :) So question answered. If they fit, and the model is the same, they can be swapped.



Add a comment




Spread the Fixmas cheer.


Spread the Fixmas cheer.

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Generally with Apple Computer parts "if it fits" it works. . . They do not make so many revs or versions of logic boards... many "upgrades" are just "custom built to order" changes of the base logic board.

If this Answer is helpful please remember to return and mark it Accepted.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

schul132 will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 168