Macbook Air lcd panel to Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by h3ndrix, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. h3ndrix macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    As a owner of a Macbook Ive been waiting for the release of a LED Macbook screen for time and seems that time has come. Been wondering what you guyz think about replacing the Macbook 13.3" screen with the one found in the Macbook Air as they will start showing up pretty soon on ebay and stuff. Think it will be possible in terms of connections and are they the same size in terms of outer diamensions? Would be nice to have a LED Macbook C2D:)
     
  2. unvjustintime macrumors newbie

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    don't think it's an easy swap - you need to replace the inverter with a dc/dc inverter for whatever voltage the lcd panel takes, most likely 5v. I guess with some tricky soldering, one could find a "hot lead" with the required voltage when the computer is on and get it to work, but that is quite the hack.
     
  3. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

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  4. h3ndrix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if only the inverter needs replacement then it should be damn easy as the voltage that currently goes to the inverter is a DC voltage anyway...hey it might be as easy as taking the circuit for the ccfl out of the way...hopefully the LVD connection is the same...damn cant wait for some panels on ebay.
     
  5. mediapirate macrumors member

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    If they're anything like the Sony SZ 13.3" LCD's they they're not compatible. The interface is complete different on the LCD's and logic board.

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