Macbook Pro 13" Display Assembly 2011 vs 2012

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bookwormsy, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    What's the difference between the 2012 display assembly and the 2011? I currently have a 2011 I've been using for parts with a working screen. I also have a 2012 with cracked glass. Can I use the 2011 assembly on the 2012?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I seem to recall that they are very similar, if not identical.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Like Intell said, the 2012 MBP was only a minor update from the 2011. The two models are largely identical.
     
  4. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Camera connector is slightly different and display connector is different. All of the other parts are interchangeable. I know because I converted a 2011 display to a 2012 display by swapping the camera and cable and display cable from the 2012 display with a snapped off hinge mount into a 2011 display assembly I had. If the only issue with the 2012 display is the glass it'll be easier to just replace that. You can swap the glass if you are VERY careful. I had no issues getting the glass to re-stick with hot air.
     
  5. bookwormsy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, alright, i'll order a new glass then. Thanks!
     

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