A1226 display problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kursietis, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Kursietis macrumors newbie

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    Hey, got my old MCP out from the storage and want to fix it to use it as a second family one. But, there is the display problem which was the reason to replace it a year ago. But I think I could fix it myself and not pay the 600usd repair fee that I was given a time ago. Here is a youtube clip showing the problem: http://youtu.be/c8ChZ0YrXuE
    Does anyone know which part I should get to solve this? Thanks a lot in advance!
     
  2. prisstratton, Jul 21, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2013

    prisstratton macrumors 6502

    prisstratton

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    Check out this site:

    http://www.laptopscreen.com/English/?section=products&brand=Apple&series=MACBOOK PRO 15#A1226

    I replaced a Dell screen for a friend using this site and it only cost around $70

    Edit: I just checked the prices for your model and depending on the screen that you need the price varies from $130 - $250

    Edit 2: Just noticed that your model contains the ill-fated nVidia 8600M (so obviously replacing the screen would not fix that), I wouldn't be spending a lot of $$$ on this. There is a huge thread on the subject, please read:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=515067&highlight=8600m
     
  3. Kursietis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the input! The nVidia was replaced for this MBP as it still had the extended warrenty, so was the combo drive, keyboard, hard drive (all under warrenty) so I feel that it would be wise spending a few hundred bucks to get this MBP up and running, wont agree?
    Will check the website for the spares, thanks again!
     

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