MacBook Pro 15" Anti-Glare screen swap possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tomcoolj, May 30, 2011.

  1. tomcoolj macrumors member

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    Had a search on this - nothing came up.

    As I write this I am on my MBP 15" i5 2.4 w/ High-res + anti glare.

    I might be getting a standard 2.53 i5 next week with the glossy screen.


    Can I in theory swap the complete displays over, and would it work?

    Thanks for any information
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You could, but it would be pretty easy to mess up. There is a lot of delicate cabling and connectors that could break. 2.4 to 2.53 isn't really even an upgrade either. The noticeable speed difference will be zero.
     
  3. tomcoolj thread starter macrumors member

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    Its for the graphics memory mainly. Its 512MB in the 2.53GHz?

    I take apart various MacBooks etc quite a lot so I should be ok on that side of things. I even changed a hard drive in a iBook G4 once . . . .!
     
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    Graphics memory is the same. The only ones with 512MB were the i7s
     
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  6. tomcoolj thread starter macrumors member

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    so other than the hard drive, and slight faster processor there is no difference in the MacBook Pros?
     
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Nope. Not at all worth the trouble IMO. If you need a bigger hard drive, just buy one and do the easy install rather than a screen swap (risky). Hard drives are cheap.
     
  8. tomcoolj thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not going to bother now, no point. I've got a one of those Apple SSD's anyway, so I'll stick with that
     

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