A1226 display problem

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

  1. Kursietis macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2013
    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 6502a


    Dec 20, 2011
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    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:

  3. Kursietis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2013
    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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