Are 2010/11 LCDs and Top Cases Suitable for 2012 Replacement?
I have had the misfortune of dropping a 2lb. external hard drive onto my 1-week old MacBook Pro 15" Unibody with Hi-Res anti-glare display. It caused a 1cm wide dent in the top keyboard case to the left of the trackpad and a piece from the external hard drive enclosure broke off and ricocheted onto the LCD, causing a 4-5mm scratch in the LCD screen. Please note: this is not a Glossy display, there is no glass!
Obviously it's too early for any 2012 replacement parts to be available without buying directly from Apple (which I already found out would be about a $1200 fix for parts and labor). This machine's model number is A1286, the same as the 2010 and 2011 models.
I'm wondering if any of these parts be a suitable replacement from either 2010 or 2011 versions:
LCD Screen (only, no display assembly)
Complete display assembly
I've heard that due to differences in the logic board layouts from year to year, the required length for the video cable can vary, which would be a non-starter. I'm hoping someone here at iFixit who has done the 2012 tear down might know!
Is this a good question?