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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Matte LCD Replacement

Replace the Matte LCD in your MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2010.

A cracked LCD is no fun at all. Colors go wonky, things don't look right, it's an overall bad experience. Mysterious white lines and faded displays can often be fixed by replacing the LCD. Use this guide to help you out.

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Step 1 Matte LCD  ¶ 

Remove the six 2.9 mm Phillips screws securing the LCD panel to the display assembly.

Step 1 Matte LCD  ¶ 

  • Remove the six 2.9 mm Phillips screws securing the LCD panel to the display assembly.

Step 2  ¶ 

Pull the LCD toward the top edge of the display assembly to slide the inverter board along its lower edge out of the recess in the aluminum display assembly.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Pull the LCD toward the top edge of the display assembly to slide the inverter board along its lower edge out of the recess in the aluminum display assembly.

  • It may be helpful to use one hand to feed the display data cable through its channel in the aluminum display assembly as you pull the LCD toward the top edge of the display with the other hand.

Step 3  ¶ 

Peel the piece of tape covering the display data cable connector away from the edge closest to the LCD.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Peel the piece of tape covering the display data cable connector away from the edge closest to the LCD.

Step 4  ¶ 

Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the thin steel retaining clip securing the display data cable to its socket on the LCD. Pull the display data cable straight away from its socket on the LCD.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the thin steel retaining clip securing the display data cable to its socket on the LCD.

  • Pull the display data cable straight away from its socket on the LCD.

  • Lift the LCD out of the display assembly and set it aside.

  • If you are replacing the LVDS/display data cable, simply de-route it from its slot cut into the display casing.