1440x900-->1680x1050 swap : no diff?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JephB, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. JephB macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I bought a 2009 15" unibody 2.53ghz MBP on the cheap due to a cracked LCD and glass. The replacement (1440x900) was $65, but I saw a 1680x1050 version of the same LCD for $95, did some research, seemed people installed it fine and raved about their new screen. After install , my display prefs state a max of 1440x900... is their a firmware update or something I need to do to get my Mac to recognize the higher resolution display available? Or am I just screwed, and those people raving about this swap were high or something? LOL

    thanks for any advice
     
  2. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, for whatever reason that resolution isn't supported with the 15" MBPs prior to Rev. H (mid-2010). iFixIt says it's compatible, but numerous people have reported that they are incorrect and the hi-res display won't work at its native resolution in the 2008-2009 MBPs, the most it will do is 1440x900 as you found out.
     
  3. JephB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for clearing that up, guess I just wasted $30. Oh well. It's really a shame there isn't a firmware update to make this work, I'd totally pay Apple $50 to make this happen, lol.
     

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