Swap Display from Late 2010 model with 2011 model. Anti-glar/Glossy

I have a early 2010 MBP 2.4ghz i5 dual-core, This model has an anti glare display. I want to know if I can use that anti glare display in the 2011 MBP 2.0 i7 quad core. all answers will help. Thanks ahead.

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This did not work. in the 2011 macbook pro there are 3 connectors lined up together where as only 2 in the 2010 macbook pro.


Can you take a picture of what you have there, clear and well lighted? It sounds like the 2 may have different Airport/nluetooh cards. If such is the case it should work, just need to get the 2 on the correct sockets.


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If you are correct that it is a 2.4GHz 2010 and a 2011 2.0GHz, 15" MacBook Pro, the answer is yes. They have the same LVDS/video cable. Please click here for verification of that.

Since the LVDS cables are the same the header/socket on the logic board are the same. The pinouts of the cables will be the same, therefore the signals going through them will be congruent.

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody LVDS Display Cable Image


MacBook Pro 15" Unibody LVDS Display Cable


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Thanks so much! I will not be needing another parts correct? Both displays are working perfect. I just need to disassemble them and reassemble right?


Thank you for accepting my answer. You should be able to transfer the entire display assembly/upper clam shell over. So no, you should not need any other parts. The only thing I am really iffy about is the magnet placement for the reed switch - the part that tells it the lid is closed and it should sleep. In some years they put them on different sides. If you have a problem with that let us know, there are a few ways to work around that with out having to replace things. Just take your time with this, it is a hard job for most people.


Thanks for the prompt reply. Really appreciated. It doesn't look to complicated. Service stores estimated me $200 to swap the two displays which is a ripoff. I will be doing surgery on Thursday I will post how it goes. Thanks again!


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