The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Pro Retina Display, model A1502, features fifth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and introduces the Force Touch trackpad.

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Do I need to replace my entire display?

Not exactly sure how it happened, I was traveling and had this laptop in a backpack with a cushioned laptop sleeve and took it through the airport. A couple days later I got this grey screen. I bought this laptop about a year and a half ago from a third part reseller (B&H Computer) brand new and it came with apple care. Well, now the warranty ran out so I am out of luck trying to get apple to replace it without paying a large sum of money. Some third party "We fix apple product" shops have also quoted me about 425$ to fix it. If I have to replace the entire display I will do it myself, but I wanted to know if there was anything I could attempt to do first.

One thing to note. It seems that the grey bar is changing color randomly, sometimes solid grey and sometimes it is grainy and you can see some of the display content in the bar.

Thanks in advance!

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Ouch! Sorry it's a going to need a new display! Something pressed on the lid causing the fragile connections within the LCD its self to fail. We call these TAB errors. Along the edge of the display are collection of fine connections between the glass and the drive logic on the back of the display. This is a fragile interconnection point that can get pulled from a bang as the conductive surface on the glass get damaged.

Here's the IFIXIT guide you'll need to follow: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2015 Display Assembly Replacement and the needed part: MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Early 2015) Display Assembly

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MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Early 2015) Display Assembly


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Thanks - figured. So, is there less expensive options to replace the screen? I assume so, since I was quoted less for the entire display replacement and labor, than the part costs on this site.


You could try going with the lower class of display (C-Stock) saving $100. But I would be cautious on what someone offers you that is cheaper. You may not get a good display.


I have noted sometimes when iFixit is out of stock on a part the price goes up, so don't use that as a guide.


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