About MacBook Pro LCD Back Housing (Back Cover)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sccreait, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. sccreait macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I'm using the early 2011 13" macbook pro (aluminum one). My macbook got bumped and it got dent on the lcd back housing (the aluminum cover with lighted-apple logo). Is there any way to change only the back housing on my new macbook pro?

    Note that it's a early 2011 one.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, but you have to buy an entire rear screen assembly because they're glued together.
     
  3. sccreait thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But then

    but then is it possible to get only the aluminum cover(part with the apple logo) off and replace on the new macbook pro 2011?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why would you need to do that? You would already have the entire screen assembly.
     
  5. PS65 macrumors 6502

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    You could purchase the screen casing from some unofficial (ie. the aluminium housing) but the manual process of changing that looks horrible, and I certainly don't recommend it.

    Just so you know, I had Apple replace my MBP screen a few weeks ago and they explained that the official Apple process involves a replacement of the entire screen. It should cost no more than £300, I suggest you get Apple do this - unless you're familiar with repairs....
     
  6. sccreait thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So can you tell me how I can change it myself? I heard that 2011 mbp is different from others
     
  7. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    iFixit should have a step by step guide. It looks horrible, and breaking the screen in the process is more than likely.
     
  8. sccreait thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iFixit doesn't

    iFixit only has the one to change the whole screen - what should I do? - this is really important for me
     
  9. visim91 macrumors 6502

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    Don't you get it: at this point, changing the whole screen would be your "only" option.
    Changing the aluminum housing alone is hard and, for the inexperienced, almost impossible.
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Plus it actually takes you longer. This entire thread has reached the end of it's usefulness. If the OP wants to be realistic he/she has the necessary information to perform whatever repair they want to attempt.
     

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