Buying Older Used MBP, How to know if it's LED screen?

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  1. dabigone macrumors regular

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    Looking to buy a used, older MBP that was originally from about end of 07, probably the first gen LED screen. I couldn't find any info on "Display 065-7038". Anyone know if this is an LED screen or how to know for sure?

    With the following configuration:

    * Processor 065-7017 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    * Memory 065-7020 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    * Hard Drive 065-7023 160GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
    * Optical Drive 065-7025 SuperDrive 8x
    * Display 065-7038 15" Glossy Widescreen Display
    * Modem 065-7026 No Modem
    * Apple Software Solutions 065-6200 No Optional S/W
    * Keyboard/Mac OS Language 065-7033 BkLit Keyboard/Mac OS
    * Country Kit/AEX 065-7036 Country Kit
     
  2. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    if the screens yellow at the bottom then yeah, it is.

    nah, seriously now, yeah i think it is, i have the 2.2ghz LED screen MBP. as far as I know they are the only ones that came out with a 2.2ghz processor. And yeah, i happen to be taking mine back tomorrow cos the screens turned yellow at the bottom, so make sure you don't get one with a defective screen.
     
  3. Zw42a macrumors member

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    LED screens were first used in the MacBook pro SR. Look in the system profiler for "MacBookPro3,1"
     
  4. technotica macrumors member

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    Also,

    if you go to the system settings, under Hardware the light bulb icon is a traditional light bulb if its a normal screen and an energy savings light bulb if its an LED screen.
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    A 15" MacBook Pro with an 8x SuperDrive is definitely an LED-backlit model. The last of the fluorescent-backlit models had a 6x SuperDrive in the 15" model and was made from the end up 2006 until some time in 2007. There are other giveaways, such as the 2.2GHz processor.
     

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