17" macbook pro screen swap

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  1. elf69 macrumors 68000

    elf69

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    I have read it is possible to swap a 2007 (SR) screen assembly with a 2008 (penryn) screen assembly with minimal fuss. Extending just a couple wires.

    The 2008 is LED where the 2007 is CCFL.

    I noticed there is a little pixel gain.
    Will LED extend battery life much?

    And Im not sure it worth it myself with the hassle.

    Anyone else upgraded theirs to LED.

    Mine is working so not looking to mess until it fails.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    I doubt it'll have much effect on battery life but it should be slightly better as for detail and colour accuracy calf may be slightly better, but not so good on brightness and colour gamut and contrast.

    This is a huge article on CCFL vs LED it's a long read but quite interesting.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ccfl-led-backlight,review-32178.html
     
  3. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68000

    elf69

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    Very interesting read.

    From looks other than slightly higher pixels (very slightly higher) no real gain.

    The CCFL looks good at min, nice a crisp.

    Loads of real estate compared to my 13" macbook.
     
  4. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68000

    elf69

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    Well got my macbook and macbook pro at work today.

    The screen in the 17" pro seems duller and the top and bottom of screen lightly brighter with slight duller patches in middle of screen at left and right edges.

    If I decide to keep it I might think about the swap.
     

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