Display interchangeable with 2009 17" MacBook?
Another display question from my side ... as I do not have the scheme of the early 2011 MB 17", I would like to know, if someone does know if the displays - glossy one from 2009 and matte one from 2011 - of the 17" MBs are interchangeable in general.
As far as I see, there are no differences during this product line.
The models from 2009-2011 all have model numbers A1297 so you can use any display for A1297. They upgraded the resolution in 2009 to 1920X1200.
All models MBP 17":
The model before that was A1229.
You could also use a matte display. Not easy to find on Ebay but I have seen some. You would also have to get the bezel.