Apple repair center replaced only the LCD Panel?

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors 603

    thadoggfather

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    On my early 2008, it's clearly a different LCD panel, but I got a sheet from Apple repair center saying: 646-0458 Video Display Panel

    looks like the surrounding aluminum border is the same (same exact dust spots that were on it before I sent it in).

    Do you think they just replaced the LCD panel or the backlight also?

    thanks!
     
  2. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

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    LCD panels usually, if not always, come with the backlight attached.
     
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 603

    thadoggfather

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    Isn't it strange they just replaced the display though? I thought they replace the entire top part, guess not!
     
  4. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

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    I would assume that anything with a bezel that is separate from the lid's top would have it's panel replaced. To add to this, most displays who's panel is directly exposed.

    It would be easy enough to separate the bezel from the lid, remove and replace the panel and reassemble.

    The new Aluminum MacBooks and MacBook Pros are surely full-lid replacements because the glass is held on with adhesives and closed in an immaculate environment. It would be difficult, if not impossible to replace just the panel, not to mention the cost. They probably just recycle the materials.
     
  5. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    I have always understood that the whole panel is a single part number. I had a MBP in for repair of the LED driver - this required the replacement of the whole display, top case and all. Given, I was in a faraway country, so maybe when they ship parts, they ship the display as one, but back in proper repair centres, they may stock individual components.
     

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