Click Image To Zoom
California Prop 65
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Learn more >
Difficulty: Very difficult
Difficulty: Very difficult
|MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211||
|MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150||
December 7, 2013
My daughter accidentally crushed an LCD dead zone into her 15" Macbook Pro. Oopsy.
Swimmingly, except for a couple of wobbly bits. Specifically, one corner anchor of the screen bezel refused to screw down and the camera cable didn't reattach properly.
Softening the glue with heat would have helped, and be crazy careful with that camera cable. Everything else was easy peasy and the replacement LCD looks great.
October 21, 2012
The screen was broken due to a hard hit on the upper case lid.
The repair went very well and it worked right a way.
I just followed your DIY pictures and instructions online. Very good advice and easy to follow even though it is a difficult repair in general.
December 15, 2011
Left laptop in cold car and screen went bad. Tried to just replace inverter thing, but that wasn't it. Had to do the big LCD replacement.
SMOOOOOOTH! ifixit is great! Got the part(s), the tools and clear, well-written, well-depicted directions and fixed my Macbook. It was weirdly fun and gratifying.
use ifixitcom to fix your tech-y stuff
October 29, 2011
My daughter's laptop LCD display got broke because my other daughter decided to through the remote and hit and broke the screen.
The repair went without a hitch. I took it nice and slow. The only problem I had was with the spudger and using it to separate the pieces.
Get the spudger. It is good for keeping things separated and putting the connectors back on. Get a set of small screwdrivers and use one of the larger screwdrivers to do the separating of the screen and the LCD display.
August 2, 2011
I drenched my old MBP with water, when I dropped a water bottle on it. I was getting it ready to ship to a buyer. After drying it out for three days, everything was fine except for the display.. It no longer functioned properly. I checked the inverter, it was fine, so determined it to be the display itself.
The repair was straightforward because I went through your instructions several times before taking the display apart. I've made upgrades to the MBP several times (disk drive upgrade, replaced the cooling fans, airport upgrade, etc) so getting into it is old-hat. I had no problems with the display, was able to get the bezel off by doing exactly as your instructions said. I put everything back together and powered up - - - Beautiful! Better than I remember it looking new.
1. Make sure you have the right tools
2. Review what you are going to do using the instructions / guides
3. Take your time and move slowly. You don't want to loose any screws.
4. Make note of how you took things apart and move backward through the instructions putting things back together again.
5. Make sure that you keep the screws sorted by instruction step. You will get to know which are which, but don't want to try to cross thread a screw that is the wrong one (messing up the threads - there is an old story there for another time).