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please help identify and determine display compatibility

I have a broken display on my otherwise functional A1226. I determined that it was A1226 due to to a description on ifixit (replace bottom case, step 23) that says the A1226 has 3 antenna cables on the airport card. The display that I have as a possible replacement may be A1226 or A1260 but I don't know how to tell. It is from a friend's defunct laptop. It is not explicitly stated anywhere I have searched, the computer is not functional and all identifying model numbers on the body are long gone. The replacement screen has two attachable cables and one shrink-wrapped (only two were attached to it's original airport card.

Can I remove the shrinkwrap and attach this display to my A1226 computer?

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Do you have any numbers on the displays that might identify it? If not then the only way to do find out is by giving it a try. Also, what are the last three digits of the serial number on your computer? That will help us to properly identify your computer.


Remove the battery and look in the compartment for your serial number. Please give us the last three figures of it for positive machine identification.


Thanks for the responses. I crossed my fingers and forged ahead and everything seems to be okay. Time will tell. In the interest of thoroughness though, here are the last three digits of my serial #: 0S3 and here are the last three of the defunct MBP: YJX

While I was at it I also switched out the upper case (it has a slightly different keyboard setup, volume on the rt instead of the left, fewer fn keys...) because mine was fairly trashed. Should I expect complications from this?

One more thing if I am not wearing out my welcome: I thought I'd be able to download Mavericks onto this old girl based on the Apple site (I'm running Snow Leopard) but don't seem to be able to. One tech has told me that based on my serial # it is a no go. I just want to be able to sync to my phone. so is 10.7 my only upgrade option for the future?

Thanks again and in advance. Nadine


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Yours is a

2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7700)

Intro Date: June 5, 2007 Disc Date: February 26, 2008

Order No: MA896LL Model No: A1226 (EMC 2136)

Subfamily: Mid/Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz* Model ID: MacBookPro3,1

Std RAM: 2 GB Std VRAM: 256 MB

Std Storage: 160 GB (5400 RPM) Std Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"

the defunct is a

2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (T8300)

Intro Date: February 26, 2008 Disc Date: October 14, 2008

Order No: MB133LL/A Model No: A1260 (EMC 2198)

Subfamily: Early 2008 Model ID: MacBookPro4,1

Std RAM: 2 GB Std VRAM: 256 MB

Std Storage: 200 GB (5400 RPM) Std Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"


Looks like it should work with some extra memory.

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