how to switch your glossy to AG?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jpma, May 12, 2010.

  1. jpma macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2009
    I'm thinking of possibilities
    please give me some ideas or suggest
    (please ignore about the warranty voiding first)

    currently I hold a late 09 15'' mbp glossy,
    I'm thinking to buy a anti glare screen specifically for the correct model
    and change the screen myself.
    (ignoring the technical part, I know my way around, thanks for the consideration)

    knowing most of the screen display part, but no idea does the body will fit well with the AG screen?
    from the way it looks it is completely different, but internally is there any structural difference?

    if I got my hand on one of the AG display,
    will replacing it simply does the work?
  2. buchhla macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    I installed one of the photodon AG films on my new 13" MBP and love it. The film for my laptop doesn't cover the whole screen glass though, just where the LCD is, so the bezel part of the screen is still glossy.
  3. ozreth macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2009
    Considering your second statement, your first statement kind of gets tossed out the window. You seem to have no idea how/if this will work so youll probably screw something up ha.

    Anyways there is a company that will replace the screen to an AG for you, costs $200. I would go that route if you must. The name escapes me but somebody around here will probably know.

    On that note. I hated my Glossy as well. Sold my 2.8 to get a new AG i7. Got one in AG and after actually owning one decided it wasn't for me and I finally realized how beautiful of a design the glossy screens are and came to appreciate them. Exchanged it for a glossy ha. But thats just me.
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I have a feeling CCFL backlit LCDs and LED backlit LCDs have slightly different power connectors or something? Might need to check that out..
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007

    And different power requirements, I would imagine.
  6. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    I think its that will change the display for $200. I doubt you could even buy the screen for that alone. The reason techrestore does it for only $200 is because they keep your old display. They also warranty their work for one year.
  7. lordofuo macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2010
    Longview, Texas
    Either that, or it's because they simply pop off the plexiglass and paint the black bezel gray. :rolleyes:

    I am, of course, kidding.

    Alex :apple:
  8. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    techrestore includes a black bezel, not gray

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