HELP, my 08' uni is dying! screen shell coming off.. no warranty

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by insignificantMB, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. insignificantMB macrumors member

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    So my warranty was out since oct 2011... today in the morning i started noticing the back of the shell on my macbook pro was coming off (behind the screen)
    Just an hour ago my screen started flashing. Recently for whatever reason my computer's been overheating so I think the glue holding the back shell on is slowly wearing out and some connector inside is slowly coming apart.

    Please let me know how I can fix this. I included some pictures.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25341804/2012-04-10 00.39.19.jpg
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25341804/2012-04-10 00.39.59.jpg

    I can't leave my laptop with apple for a couple of weeks because I'm in school and finals are coming up... and apple would charge a lot for this im sure.. Please let me know if theres any DIYs for this problem.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't look like overheating, by the looks of the second pic it got dropped on it's corner. Then probably from opening/closing the lid it separated the panel from the stress.

    Replace the display is the fix, but that's no cure for overheating, so you may have more problems. You're approaching new machine costs if that's the case.
     
  3. insignificantMB thread starter macrumors member

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    That's terrible news. I dropped it over a year ago but it was a 4-5 foot drop onto concrete... This is the first time it's been showing problems.

    I've been waiting for a redesign since I dropped it but is there any way I can resolve this temporary issue? Can unauthorised mac repairman fix this without replacing the display? And how much is a new display? As I suspect there might just be some cconnectors unattaching maybe I can put them back in and glue the shell on.
     
  4. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

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    The entire top case has to be replaced (includes the lid, screen, glass, and hinge). The cost can total you somewhere to $500+ if Apple does the work.

    http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Unibody-Model-No-A1278-Display-Assembly/IF160-002

    You could try fix it yourself and see if you can snap it back together. Might want to look on iFixit for instructions on how to assemble/disassemble it.
     

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