Broken Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tonicaek, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. tonicaek macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2008
    Hey guys,

    My sister purchased a MBP back in 2007 (no AppleCare) after some persuading on my part, but never really got to grips with the system. She eventually gave up on using it soon after having spilt water down the left hand side of the keyboard, causing the screen to obviously go screwy. After some time of it being ignored she offered it to me knowing I could make use out of it as a desktop with my ACD.

    I now have an iMac and have every intention of replacing the MBP for a new one after the updates are announced, therefore need to work out some way of getting shot of it. I would like to get the screen fixed and sell it on to someone who can make good use of it, but I have no idea what I'm looking for in regards to fixing it.

    Here's a picture of the poor old bean:


    As far as I'm aware, the model is:
    Late 2007 15" Matte screen;
    2.4GHz C2D Merom processor;
    2GB RAM;
    Model number: A1226.

    I refuse to take it to my local Apple store as it would set me back far too much money, this and I rather like the idea of getting to fix it myself, albeit lacking experience of big repairs like this.

    All I need is pointing in the right direction. Any other advice would be more than welcome!
  2. Spandexman macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2009
    Well you're going to have to rub that red ink off the screen...
  3. tonicaek thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2008
    Haha :p
  4. M.a.r.k. macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2007
    Have you already figured out that the screen is broken and not the gpu? (try with an external monitor) maybe you have the nvidia-problem... though if it is from 2007, apple only fixes nvidia error 2 years, after that you will have to pay.

    If it's the screen just go ahead and get a screen with the entire aluminum enclosure and look at some guides on how to replace it. I also replaced mine, and it's not that big of a deal.

    Good luck :)
  5. tonicaek thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2008

    I've had it running on an external ACD for the past year, so alls well with the gpu.
    I am really quite confused as to what screen I need to be purchasing though. The laptop's processor is Merom, yet the model number (A1226) states it's Penryn, which baffles me considering:

    states there are two different screen models available.
  6. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    It's a Merom CPU (T7700) with LED screen, late 2007 model. Ergo, you need the LED backlit screen, not CCFL. It is based on the Santa Rosa chipset, which is what PBMedic are referring to.

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