MacBook Pro 17" 2.4GHz - Cracked Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hannan88, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. hannan88 macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks,

    Bought this laptop second hand from a friend who barely used it a long time ago. After about a month of using it some dimwit managed to hit the screen and crack it rendering it useless. It has sat in a drawer ever since.

    I've decided I might as well have a bash at trying to fix it myself, I just want to know what parts I need and roughly how much these parts will cost. Photos attached of the damage.

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    You can see on the top left of the screen I see a bit of the desktop but the crack goes right across the screen...
     
  2. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    What's that, an A1229?

    You'll need a screen assembly from any pre-unibody 17" (you could do just the screen but it's a lot more work and probably about the same price), a Torx T6, a Philips 0 or 00 (forget which), and a bit of patience. The screen itself shouldn't be more than $100-150, check Ebay. There are guides on how to get the machine apart, it has about 35 screws holding it all together.
     
  3. mackid1993 macrumors member

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    Go to ifixit.com and look up your model. They sell the parts and tools and also have installation guides.
     
  4. prisstratton macrumors 6502

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    I used this site a couple of years ago to repair a Dell for a friend:

    http://www.laptopscreen.com

    Watch the video's on their site, take your time and take digital pictures of every step during the disassembly.
     

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