Just looking for some feedback before I take the plunge. I recently did some googling and found a few examples of users who had upgraded their pre-retina MBP unibody 15" (1286) screens to the hi-res, ie. 1440 x 900 --> 1680 x 1050. As I have been wanting more desktop space without going to an external monitor I figured that this would be a relatively cheap way to get it. From what I found googling: 1. It seemed to be possible on 2010 - 2012 versions 2. It apparently all connects perfectly 3. I should end up with over 35% more pixels 4. I believe I need to have a freshly-installed OS X on the boot-drive to properly recognise the 'new hardware'. Here is a video of what I believe I need to do and Im not a tech, but it does seem simple enough and I have all the required tools. So, if you have done the mod I'd love to hear what you think, and if there are any things not mentioned in the vid to be aware of. (My main concerns are just not cracking the screen and not melting the rubber gasket) Thanks again for any input!