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

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

  1. demc7 macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008

    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?

  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    hmm i dont see an option for just the lcd on ifixit.com

    ill try to keep looking
  3. staccato83 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    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

    Nov 24, 2008
    Thanks, that ifixit website looks pretty good.

    I might send Apple an email.

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