Enviromental screen repair: Can I buy the LCD without the backlight?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by demc7, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. demc7 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I recently broke the screen on my old Macbook. I have tried to find a new screen, but I can only buy the complete unit that includes the backlight.

    I've taken the Mac apart, and the backlight assembly is fine, all that needs replacing is the LCD glass panel. I cannot find anywhere that sells this part on its own.

    This is an environmental issue and I'm sure Apple would agree with me. I don't want to buy a new mercury-filled backlight and then have to dispose the old one properly. Apple should encourage me to re-use the old backlight and just fit a new LCD panel.

    Does anybody know where I can buy this part?

    Regards,
    Daniel
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hmm i dont see an option for just the lcd on ifixit.com

    ill try to keep looking
     
  3. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    If you dispose of it properly, as you suggested, what seems to be the big deal? Are you looking to save money?
     
  4. demc7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that ifixit website looks pretty good.

    I might send Apple an email.
     

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