MacBook Pro 17" Model A1261 Display Components
Parts that work with MacBook Pro 17" Model A1261:
MacBook Pro 17" (Models A1151/A1212/A1229) Display Data Cable
Replace a damaged or malfunctioning cable connecting the LCD panel to the logic board.
Introduced in February 2008, the model A1261 of the MacBook Pro 17" has a Penryn architecture Core 2 Duo processor and a speed improvement and graphics upgrade compared to its predecessor. Connectors on this model include an ExpressCard/34 slot, Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire "400" port, Firewire "800" port, three USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and DVI out.
The most common repairs with the model A1261 17" MacBook Pro are replacing a dead battery, replacing a malfunctioning left or right fan, and upgrading the hard drive or RAM. The MacBook Pro 17" Model A1261 Memory Maxxer RAM Upgrade Kit includes all the parts and tools you need to upgrade to 6 GB of RAM.
Once you've bought your parts and tools, check out iFixit's A1261 MacBook Pro 17" repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.