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swapped displays - now won't boot


Thanks in advance for any help provided with this:

I swapped displays between two white macbooks (one was cracked). Now the macbook with the new screen can only just boot past the chime and the apple logo and then- kernel panic! - "you need to restart your computer........" big long error message OR the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death).

Tried safe mode, it's no better.

Booting in verbose mode i see the error "GFX0: family specific matching fails" and "display: family specific matching fails"

Is there a way to make the macbook happy with the new display?

Thanks again.

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where they the exact same models? same year and everything? if so i don't see why that wouldn't work but you know how apple is with things make things hard to do.

honestly it seems like its telling you the screen isn't correct for the family of laptop you have put the new screen into maybe it was a year newer or something but Im thinking there has to be a way to get that thing to bypass kernel panic with some coding.

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Thank you jjbigboy2!

I am thinking what you are thinking. But what code? And how to get it into the EFI? Perhaps these are questions for another forum?


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