Cutting off Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Eirik1201, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Eirik1201 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2012
    So i have a 2007 model Macbook with a broken screen. And i use it from time to time, even though i have got another laptop. But my question is, can i cut of my laptop screen? I would like to do this in the way that i don't have to close my laptop, but use the laptop keyboard as a keyboard. And sending it to a shop is to damn expensive. Anyone got any tips for this/experience?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can cut it off whenever and however you want, but you won't be able to use it as a keyboard for another computer if that's what you're asking.
  3. drewsof07 macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2006
    The only problem I would see is around the wifi antenna. Back in the day of powerbooks and iBooks, the antennae were in the lcd housing. I believe they moved the antenna to the bottom half when the new macbooks came out. I would definitely double check before sawing your mac in half. :eek:
  4. Eirik1201 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2012
    I could not find out where it was... anybody who knows it?


    No, not for another. but for it.
  5. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Why not just buy a bluetooth or USB keyboard? I assume you're plan is to plug the macbook into an external display and use that rather than it's screen so why not just buy a keyboard as well and save yourself the trouble of hacking your mac apart.
  6. iMacC2D, Mar 30, 2012
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