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Can I swap LCDs on 2 generation MacBookpros?


I have 2 MacBookPros 15":

baught in 2010: MacBookPro6,2 (A1286) with an Intel HD graphics and LCD 1789x1050

baught in 2011: MacBookPro8,2 (A1286) with an Intel HD graphics 3000 and LCD 1400x900

I would like to swap the displays (put the higher def screen on the newer/faster mac). Would that be possible?



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so, even though the LCD's are of different resolution, the connections and the graphic cards supports them all?




Yes, if you follow the link I provided in my previous comment it explains that.


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Yes, all the 15" MacBook Pro Unibody's take the same LCD. Some may be high-res and some low-res, but all are cross-compatible.

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+ Matt is correct on this. Here is another iFixit thread that discusses the compatibility: Will this screen fit my MBP?


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