macbook pro 2008 unibody and macbook pro 2011 unibody

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  1. cumman, Jun 17, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012

    cumman macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have an early 2011 macbook pro 15". But my screen has 2 vertical blue lines and case has a crack. I found a 2008 macbook pro unibody. If I buy that one, is it going to be compatible with 2011? I want to change the screen and I want to change the case. I will use my existing board,ram,harddisk etc. I will use just the case and screen from the other one.

    Thanks,
     
  2. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    The 2008 has a different arrangement of ports along the left (MDP in front of USBs; expresscard 34 instead of SD), and a different shape battery compared to the 2011.

    So the 2008 case is no good for you, but I would check iFixit and other sources to confirm compatibility with 2009/10 cases, since although they are identical externally, there may be internal differences preventing you from swapping over the internals from your 2011 model.
     
  3. cumman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your answer. How about lcd? Is LCD will fit my macbook pro?
     

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