Apple put a new screen in my 2006 MBP. Is it LED backlight?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbook123, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Apple Care fixed my laptop and they put a new LCD in it, because the old one had blotchy areas. As I want to sell the laptop (got new MBP from work a few weeks ago) I wonder if the new one is LED backlight or not. It's definitely super bright, but since the old one was 2.5 years old and they fade, I can't tell if it's like the original one was when I bought it, or better. Is there a clear way to find out, apart from the rather subjective test of seeing if it's at full brightness instantly? The "Parts used" list just specifies that

    646-0314 DSPL, 15.4", WXGA++, AG, CHIMEI, M1

    There's no further useful information under "About this Mac: Graphics/Displays"

    Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    Doubtful. I don't think the LED-backlit screens are compatible with older MBPs.
  3. vm7118 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    NJ, USA
    System Preferences -> Displays -> Color Tab -> Open Profile Button -> Highlight line 13 MMOD in the list box and it will display the panel manufacturer and model code below.

    then someone who knows what the model codes mean can tell you exactly what kind of panel you have :)
  4. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Highly unlikely to be LED since connectors would be incompatible

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