Replacing LCD on MacBook???

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  1. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

    discounteggroll

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    ok, so stupid me managed to crack the lcd on my macbook. does anyone know of sites/services that either sell a replacement lcd? if not, does anyone have recommendations of where I can get it replaced? I have only come up with 2 sites that offer a repair service (techrestore for $449 and DTT which has the lcd for $395 or a replacement service for $450)

    are there any other options besides those two places?

    thanks Mike
     
  2. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    i've known people who have gone through ScreenTek before. i don't know what their prices are. but they DO have the option of a matte finish MB screen, if you didn't want a glossy again.
     
  3. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Don't feel too bad, I scratched mine - then made it worse by trying to fix it. Don't ask...

    Anyways, today it's a desktop replacement - but this thread gives me hope that some day I'll be able to replace the LCD for a lot less than Apple would charge. :cool:
     
  4. discounteggroll thread starter macrumors 6502

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    xfiftyfour, they're charging ~$425+ just for the part, in addition to s/h and labor

    i think im gonna go with techrestore...$450 for overnight service and knowing im getting taken care of. thanks for the info though


    any other input before I pull the trigger? Mike
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    yeah, like i said, i didn't know their prices at all. i was just offering up another company that i'd heard of.
     
  6. discounteggroll thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the help. anybody else have advice before I send it off to techrestore? thanks, Mike
     
  7. androol macrumors newbie

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    just opened my screen there's a crack.

    Absolutely sucks, because this time I honestly didn't even drop it. But I know that LCD's' aren't covered by the warranty.

    Did you ever end up finding a good place to buy? and did you install by yourself?
     
  8. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I bought our current macbook pro with a broken screen for $450. I was looking for the cheapest screen possible, and a friend got a glossy one for me for $150 on ebay. It was pretty easy to install myself.

    I'm not sure if the same goes for macbooks, but ebay may be a good place.

    Good Luck!
     

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