Released June 2012 / Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost / Up to 1 GB DDR5 Video RAM

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Swap glossy 2012 assembly with matte display assembly 2011. Possible?


I want to swap my glossy display assembly with a matte one from 2010 or 2011, is this possible? are all of them compatible?

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Jos, lets start off by properly identifying your computer. What are the last three digits of your computers serial number? I do think that the standard configuration of this model has an LED-backlit 15.4" widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display (1440x900 native resolution), but also was available via custom configuration with a "high-res" glossy or antiglare 1680x1050 display


Sorry i didnt post my specs, I was focused on model year compatibility/differences.

Yes, you're right, actually mine its a custom 1680x1050 screen. Its made by LG (serial: LP154WE3-TLB2) My specs: I7 2,6Ghz, Nvidia 650m, year 2012.

Want to swap it with a previous year cause there arent a lot 2012 assemblies in the market and i can get a 2010 for a really good price.


I just cross referenced a couple of numbers and will have to agree with machead3. Your panels are not interchangeable.


Thanks for all,

is this answer the same if i just try install the LCD screen part?

Im thinking specifically in Samsung LTN154MT07 part number


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No can do. Each model year display is listed in the parts catalogue as working only with one model year.

The hardware GPU of a 2010 machine can not meet the requirements of the new displays.

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Thanks machead3,

You make it clear swapping is not an option,

do you know if i can install a Samsung LTN154MT07 in a 2012 Hi Res macbook? Thx again


Talk to your vendor - get a warranty from them so that if there's a problem you don't get stuck with a restock or return fee.


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