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

    Jun 17, 2012

    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.

  2. borisiii macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
    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

    Jun 17, 2012
    Thank you for your answer. How about lcd? Is LCD will fit my macbook pro?

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