Broken Macbook LCD

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  1. timtebow4life macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,
    I managed to break my macbook 2.16 lcd by dropping an xbox 360 controller on it. My roommates loved the irony, but I didn't find it so amusing. I plan on buying a panel on ebay and installing it myself, but I wasn't sure if all macbook lcd's are compatible. I have replaced a Ti powerbook lcd before, so I think the macbook should be a breeze if I can get a display that works. Also, if anyone has a better idea than getting the panel on ebay, feel free to tell me. Thanks a lot for all the help.

    FYI: the computer is a 2.16 GHz core 2 duo purchased september '07
     
  2. super_kev macrumors 6502

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    Yep, they're not that bad, as I've replaced one. eBay is a good source for parts, just make sure you get the correct manufacture and part number of the LCD before you purchase one.
     
  3. timtebow4life thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's actually what I'm curious about. Are all macbook panels compatible or is there a difference with my 2.16 GHz C2duo and the newer Santa Rosa?
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    If you go into system prefs > displays > color tab >click on color LCD >then open the profile> scroll down to #13 and click on it, it'll tell you the manufacture etc
     
  5. timtebow4life thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't see anything on the display bc it cracked on the top left and basically everything is messed up (below and to the right). I don't have the adapter for using an external display, either.
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Did you not read the part about his screen being broken?
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Nope sorry just read the question
     

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