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Creatively Inspired Via Display Assembly Repair

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MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2013

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MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2013 Display Assembly Replacement

30 minutes - 1 hour

Moderate

My Problem

After lounging around one day, the incredibly comfortable arm of the chair I was napping in proved not to be a reliable place to rest my open MacBook. There was the initial shock of some jarbled pixel lines on the screen, but it only seemed to go downhill from there as the rest of the screen slowly disintigrated to a pink and then finally a black. School was about to start again in fall and I knew it was time to replace the screen now or have to suffer through a semester without it.

My Fix

The repair gave me some really good footage for a time-lapse, which looks incredibly interesting and detailed at 2 minutes instead of the 1.5+ hours it took in reality. I wasn't really sure what I was doing, but the combination of the easy to follow picture guide and the power of editing made the overall experience quick and seamless You can watch the youtube video here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHhpoG-0...)

My Advice

I know very little about the proper etiquette of how to handle computer parts or which tools to buy/use, so I try to stick to the guide as closely as I can to avoid any blunders for the computer in the future. I try to stick with the tools they provide in the list as they're color coordinated and I can follow along a little bit easier. I also wish I knew what some of the terms used to describe the steps were. For example, "walking" the iSight connection out of its dock seemed simple enough, but I had no clue how to "walk" a connection or which way it came out. I stayed patient and gently nudged it with my spudgers a few ways until something started to give, which smoothed everything out. Patience. Patience. Patience. In reality, I think this project took me 2-2 1/2 hours.

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