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Can Retina displays be repaired?

See image below. The display on a 13" Retina Macbook Pro from 2014 is showing lines. I know the issue is with the display itself. My question is, can this unit be repaired? Could the LVDS cable be reseated internally, for example? Is it even possible to open a Retina display, or does everyone just replace the entire display assembly?

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Retina systems use iDP signaling not LVDS. Unlike LVDS iDP is an all or nothing signaling similar to your digital TV over the air works. You might see some checker boarding if the cable is making and breaking contact.


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Oh, you can open it, it's just getting it to work afterward.

I'd love to see a really good repair guide along with reasonably priced parts.

But as of this time, I am still having to replace the whole unit.

I'd love to hear from someone who has done it successfully.

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Yep, just easier replacing the complete lid assembly


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It is NOT possible to separate a retina screen, any attempt simply breaks it.

Also this is clearly a fractured LCD, there is no point messing with the cable, just replace the lid assembly.

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