Could I change my macbook display/bezel back to glossy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheChinski, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. TheChinski macrumors newbie

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    I have a 17" MBP, latest model, with the "upgraded" hd matt display.

    However, I am curious as to whether I could get the glossy screen back by simply replacing the bezel with a black bezel and glossy screen cover as can be found on eBay - eg

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/17-MacBook-Pr...tem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230640dcb2

    Is the hd upgrade simply the same screen but without the glossy covering and black bezel - or is it in fact a different screen altogether?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The glossy model had a glossy panel as well the last time I had a glossy model.
     
  3. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    It's a different screen.
     
  4. TheChinski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow, that is REALLY interesting! So out of interest, how is it different exactly for the extra (only) £40? - the website doesn't give any specifics.

    Wonder if I could still install the bezel / glass cover referred to above ...
     
  5. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    It probably can be installed.

    But a matte screen + glass is the worst from both worlds in my opinion. Because now you have a matte screen with reflections.

    You probably won't get the vibrant colors and the higher contrast from a true Glossy screen.

    It's best to stick with the Matte screen in my opinion.
     
  6. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Not really if you think about it; glossy screens aren't created by taking a screen with an anti-glare coating and sticking a piece of glass in front of it.

    Your anti-glare screen is a screen that has an anti-glare coating on it. The glossy screen would be similar to the glossy screen on a MBA, with a piece of glass on top of it.
     
  7. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    You can pull the antiglare coating off, but it's not an easy process and you can damage your LCD and/or be stuck with a really screwed up antiglare coating.

    The easiest way IMHO, is to trade with someone for a glossy MBP.
     

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