Introduction

This guide will walk you through the steps of replacing the screen of your Macbook Pro.

Set up a clean workspace and gather all supplies. You will need your Macbook Pro, a new screen, a hair dryer, a screen cleaning cloth, and a suction cup.
  • Set up a clean workspace and gather all supplies. You will need your Macbook Pro, a new screen, a hair dryer, a screen cleaning cloth, and a suction cup.

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Use a hair dryer to heat the adhesive around the edges of the screen you are removing. Use a hair dryer to heat the adhesive around the edges of the screen you are removing.
  • Use a hair dryer to heat the adhesive around the edges of the screen you are removing.

It would be very helpful if someone gave us a hint as to how hot to get the glass before the adhesive releases fairly easily. I didn't get it quite hot enough, I think, as it was a bear to get it started to release. My glass was pretty badly smashed around the iSight camera, and that part was a b*tch to get off. I was worried about damaging the LCD or some other component in the lid by getting it too hot.

Can anyone give us some further tips on this point?

jiclark - Reply

I agree with jiclark. How hot should you get this? This instruction set is poorly written. I heated mine up beyond being able to touch the housing and the adhesive would not release. It melted the rubber surround though… THANKS ifitit.com You just BROKE IT!

Nunov Urbiznes - Reply

Attach the suction cup found in the iFixit repair kit to the corner of your screen, by gently pressing down until it seals. Lift screen away by pulling up on the suction cup key ring. Attach the suction cup found in the iFixit repair kit to the corner of your screen, by gently pressing down until it seals. Lift screen away by pulling up on the suction cup key ring. Attach the suction cup found in the iFixit repair kit to the corner of your screen, by gently pressing down until it seals. Lift screen away by pulling up on the suction cup key ring.
  • Attach the suction cup found in the iFixit repair kit to the corner of your screen, by gently pressing down until it seals. Lift screen away by pulling up on the suction cup key ring.

Another GARBAGE step. If you are having to replace a broken screen how on earth will a suction cup work. The screen is cracked so it can’t make suction. Way to go ifixit.com replacing a good screen with another good screen to show how to do something. You are a joke!

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Use a screen cleaning cloth to buff out any marks on your Macbook Pros screen surface. Use a screen cleaning cloth to buff out any marks on the inside of new screen that will be applied.
  • Use a screen cleaning cloth to buff out any marks on your Macbook Pros screen surface.

  • Use a screen cleaning cloth to buff out any marks on the inside of new screen that will be applied.

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Remove the strips covering the adhesive on the new screen. Heat the new adhesive strips evenly using the hair dryer.
  • Remove the strips covering the adhesive on the new screen.

  • Heat the new adhesive strips evenly using the hair dryer.

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Place the new screen in position. Confirm that the new screen is properly aligned with the edges of the Macbook Pro. Place the new screen in position. Confirm that the new screen is properly aligned with the edges of the Macbook Pro.
  • Place the new screen in position. Confirm that the new screen is properly aligned with the edges of the Macbook Pro.

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Using the screen cleaning cloth carefully press the edges of the screen to seal the adhesive. Using the screen cleaning cloth carefully press the edges of the screen to seal the adhesive.
  • Using the screen cleaning cloth carefully press the edges of the screen to seal the adhesive.

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Peel the protective covering off the new screen.
  • Peel the protective covering off the new screen.

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To insure the seal of the adhesive, reheat it again with the hair drying. To insure the seal of the adhesive, reheat it again with the hair drying. To insure the seal of the adhesive, reheat it again with the hair drying.
  • To insure the seal of the adhesive, reheat it again with the hair drying.

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Finally, use the screen cleaning cloth and carefully press the edges of the screen one more time.
  • Finally, use the screen cleaning cloth and carefully press the edges of the screen one more time.

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Enjoy your laptop with it's brand new screen!
  • Enjoy your laptop with it's brand new screen!

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Conclusion

This guide provides all instructions necessary to dismantle and replace a Macbook Pro Screen.

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How did you know the correct part number for your specific MacBook? Where did you source the glass?

frightanic.com - Reply

I sourced my glass this eBay seller: http://www.ebay.com/usr/beetstech?_trksi...

To find the correct part, I followed iFixit's "ID your Mac" prompts in the parts store, then selected the glass panel from the list of compatible parts.

Hope this helps!

Noah Smith -

Is it useful for internal crack

tiffanyts - Reply

FYI, OWC (Other World Computing, aka macsales.com) has the 15-inch glass for $25, and the 13-inch for $24:

https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MB... (15-inch)

https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MB... (13-inch)

…and I just discovered they even have the 17-inch:

https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MB...

One last comment: get the glass as hot as you can!

jiclark - Reply

Does this work for the Late-2013 Retina MacBook Pro (15-inch)?

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