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Does a high resolution display out of i5 model fit in late08?

Hello ifixit comunity,

my Macbook Pro late08 (A1286) got some scratches etc. over the time. Since my last travel i have a grey shadow on the display and I want to replace it.

So I thought maybe I can get a higher resolution display. I found this display on ebay and I would like to ask is the connector the same in late08 and the newer i5 models?

Is the upgrade possible?

Greetings from Germany and many thanks in advance,


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hen, although the connectors look very similar, your board/firmware will most likely not recognize the higher res display.

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I doubt it will be compatible, Apple most likely designed it to work only with it's original display, not next-gen higher res display.

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Thank you for your Answer. The connectors look exactly alike.. I think I'll give it a try as soon as I find one.

Further answers are still very appreciated.

I will post again when I found "my" solution :)


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hen will be eternally grateful.
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