Early 2008 Macbook Screen replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gpmac, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. gpmac macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I am having problems finding a replacement screen on ebay, there are screens for different models but not for this one, MB403,

    Serial number: W8831B810P1
    Name: MacBook (Early 2008)
    Model: MB403 MacBook White 2.4GHz
    CPU speed: 2.4GHz
    Bus speed: 800MHz
    Screen size: 13 inch
    Colour: White
    Memory - number of slots: 2
    Factory: W8 (Shanghai China)

    Can i use this replacement screen LP133WX1-(TL)(A1)? i still haven't open the laptop to see what screen model is in there.

    Any ideas?

  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    The screen model is listed in your color profile, in field 13.

    System Preferenes-->Display-->Color-->Open Profile. Use the factory profile (Color LCD) to get the model number. It'll be something like 000009C8C; there are many variants, but that's the format for instance. With that number, you can get the exact model from some Google'ing or MRoogle'ing around.
  3. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2006
    Mt Brook, AL
    Check with the folks at TechRestore.com. They have great prices and are very helpful. They should be able to answer all of your questions. I have been very satisfied in my dealings with them.
  4. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    All white and black macbooks from 2006 up until the unibody to my knowledge use:

    a) LG Philips LP133WX1(TL)(A1)

    b) Samsung LTN133W1-L01

    c) AU Optronics B133EW01

    If you use OSX Tiger, you can get any of those and the brightness controls will work. If you use Leopard, you can put any old 13.3" LCD in of matching resolution, and be set, because the display drivers allow more LCD models to be controlled via the brightness buttons on the keyboard.

    They all look similar. This is not like with the newer models where using one LCD over another is a major difference in quality, to me all of these short of really terrible unbranded crap look fine. And even the unbranded crap looks similar to these three, it's not like these are expensive or high end LCDs.

    If you're buying one at a time, I recommend this for price and quality. They send you the model they advertise, not a "compatible" generic piece of junk, and it's pretty damned cheap.

    I have not opened the newer whitebooks yet. People seem to wait 8 months to a year before they stop caring about their macbooks, so I imagine I won't be seeing those until next year, but I would guess they use the same screen, and would be certain it is compatible.

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