MacBook 13.3" LCD Panel

$199.95

Product code: IF186-050

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MacBook 13.3" LCD Panel

$199.95

Product code: IF186-050

Product Overview

  • Fix a cracked, dark, or dead-pixel infested Macbook LCD.
  • OEM 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.
  • Available in glossy and matte finishes.
  • Does not include backlight inverter.
  • Not compatible with any MacBook Unibody, Pro, or Air models.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All 13.3" MacBooks (excluding MacBook Unibody and MacBook Air)

Product Details

$149.95 Glossy / New

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Glossy finish screen. LCD is new and in excellent condition.

$199.95 Matte / New

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

Notes:

Matte finish screen upgrade. Get rid of glare on your MacBook's LCD! LCD is new and in excellent condition.

 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Difficult

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Difficult

 

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2 GHz (Early 2009)
2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.1 GHz (Penryn)
2.13 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
 

Stories

My Problem

Because I could not see half of my screen.

My Fix

It Was painless with the ifix.com it guide.

My Advice

Take your time and be careful with the housing for the keyboard connector super easy to damage!!

My Problem

Because I could not see half of my screen.

My Fix

It Was painless with the ifix.com it guide.

My Advice

Take your time and be careful with the housing for the keyboard connector super easy to damage!!

My Problem

I had my wife's Macbook with us on vacation. We travelled in a van through Australia. One time I accidentally stepped on the Macbook which was underneath a pile of clothes. The only thing that was broken was the LCD screen. A serious area contained dead black pixels.

I ordered recently a new LCD screen since my wife wanted to use her Macbook again - we had an iPad by then.

My Fix

I didn't know there were so many and such tiny screws in a laptop!

What I learned from replacing a part in my iPhone 4 was you really have to read the instructions, don't jump from image to image as you will destroy something.

The disassembly took me over an hour, being very careful not to break anything.

Reassembling the LCD was easier, but when the entire laptop was built again, I noticed a part that was not installed correctly. Not having the patience to go back to step 61 (yes, really, one of the first steps of putting it back together) I gently convinced the part to snap into place. No further damage.

My Advice

iFixit's guide's are golden. I feared in the dismantling process that one key item might not be the same as in the guide. But it wasn't. They really know their stuff.

Tape every set of screws on a piece of paper or something. Also I find it very useful to use a white desk as you will notice any little parts that escaped.

My Problem

The screen in the MacBook (Early 2009) had no light. First I changed the inverter and inverter cable but still no light. So I decided to change the LCD panel as well and this did the trick.

My Fix

I followed the guide to change the LCD panel and had no big problems.

My Advice

Invest in proper tools! Screwdrivers and spudgers are mandatory!

Two of the threads in the panel were covered by plastic so it was necessary to punch through the plastic with a sharp tool before fastening the screws.

I purchased two small plastic boxes with many small compartments. In each compartment I placed a small piece of paper with the number of the step in the repair guide. When disassemblng the MacBook I kept the dismounted screws in the correct compartment. In this way it is very easy to assemble the MacBook (reverser order in the guide). Note that not all steps includes loose screws so read the guide before you start!

And - yes it is fun to repair!

public1's Story Photo #344437
public1's Story Photo #344439

My Problem

We gave my old MacBook to my father-in-law's caregiver so she could work on some language courses and connect to some safety monitors. But it turned out that my optical drive had gotten flaky since I'd last used it and I already knew that the screen had a vertical bar with a different intensity, probably from dropping it a while back.

My Fix

I ordered the drive and a display data cable, and discovered that A) the cable alone was not the problem and B) I have a rare transitional Santa Rosa/Penryn model that is a sub-variant of that variant that has a different optical drive (see picture). The folks at ifixit took a return on both items, added the weird drive configuration to their data base, and dug up the correct drive for me. So I upped the ante to replacing the LCD panel and the optical drive.

The guides are just fine and all went well, taking a few hours over all. I used the 26 bit kit (Tools/26-Bit-Driver-Kit/IF145-028). The computer now has a lovely new screen and functional optical drive. Also, the caregiver is a mad Hello Kitty(TM or R or whatever) fan so I traced a HK face, printed it on transparency film, and attached it to the inside of the apple lid light. She's thrilled all around.

My Advice

The top of the display assembly guts, the bar across the top of the camera mount, fits into a slot in the plastic case, and should go in first.

When peeling the white diffuser off of the inside of the lid, you need to get between the thin white diffuser and the lid shell itself, not between the black rubbery "gasket" and the think white diffuser. The adhesive survived the peeling pretty well, and I only taped down the corner that was curled from me getting started.

You can get 3M Foil tape type 3311 at the hardware store. It's rated to 149C/300F which seems sufficient to the task of replacing the tape mentioned in the MacBook Core 2 Duo Optical Drive Replacement guide.

My local art and architecture store has Alvin and Co 2400-B, which is a double-adhesive tape on a light-weight substrate, although I know nothing about it temperature tolerance. I used it to replace the tape around the screen bezel, the adhesive on the little foam blocks, and under the bluetooth antenna clip and the metal bracket on the optical drive in step 26 MacBook Core 2 Duo Optical Drive Replacement guide.

Some 1/2" Kapton tape, although spendy, is great in place of the old yellow film tape used to secure cables to the back of the LCD panel and elsewhere.

My Problem

My dear lappy's screen has been broken for three years. I've had a PC monitor hooked to it, effectively making it the world's only desk-bound laptop. Frankintosh still ran well, though. I had to do something.

My Fix

"Oh, this is pretty easy, doot doot doo. I mean, if I can do this without--what the !&&* is an inverter cable?? No. I can't see that! IM FLYING BLIND." *Yosemite Sam noises for 45 minutes* "I friggin hate every %#*@ crap--yes, children dinner, I know Mama is busy dealing with this stupid ugh--oh, hey. It's in. Cool. That wasn't so hard." Then we made love. In the form of various display tests.

My Advice

The spudger on it's own was very little help on seating that inverter (I assume I'm calling that little pink and white bastard its proper name.) A paper clip, bent would have done the trick if I had it, but my final effective solution was to put a weeeeeee bit of stickum (used the bits of tape inside the unit, to be exact) that wasn't TOO sticky to get the plug parked more securely on the spudger. Used the plastic cards as spreaders. Cried out to the gods.

Adam Cox's Story Photo #318482
Adam Cox's Story Photo #318483

My Problem

I was asked to fix a backlight issue on a 2008 13" black MacBook Penryn by a client. The screen was showing, but the backlight wouldn't turn on and would only flicker when you played with the F1 & F2 keys.

My Fix

I tried replacing the display inverter first, but that only worked for about an hour. That's when I knew that I had to replace the screen. All in all both repairs took me about 4 hours. I used the "fast" method for the LCD after I had already done the inverter and closed the machine back up.

My Advice

If you're going to attempt to fix a backlight issue, get both the inverter and the LCD simultaneously. My in shop rate is $60/hr for consumers, and if I had done both at the same time, I could have saved my client an hour of labor. You have to take the whole thing apart to access the inverter board and to replace the LCD panel at that point it SO MUCH EASIER THAN THE FAST METHOD. If I ever get one again, I'm going to automatically purchase both parts and fix them as one repair instead of two. There's no guarantee that it's the inverter, and for a computer thats almost 6 years old now, it's just a good idea to replace the LCD. It also makes you look better because you don't have to take it back to your shop again for a second repair. Do it all at once. It's just better.

My Problem

Older macbook, but still a nice computer. After being dropped there were several cracks obscuring the display.

My Fix

I used the "long" technique completely removing the display from the laptop. It took me 2 hours to complete the disassembly and 90 minutes to put it back together again. The instructions were right on target, there are just a lot of little screws.

My Advice

I had an array of small metal parts cups to use as screw sorters. I ended up using 22 of them. It made re-assembly easy.

Don't be afraid, but don't be in a hurry. There were a couple of discrepancies with the instructions and I took notes to ensure error free re-assembly.

My Problem

Cracked screen

My Fix

Done. Easy!

My Advice

Patience.

My Problem

My 4 year old son decided to be rough with the MacBook closing the lid one night.

My Fix

One order from you and 2.5 hours later the screen was replaced. Your guides rock.

My Advice

Set aside 2.5 to 3 hours to do this job completely.