MBP 17" Replacing Display with the 1900x1200 one

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by urchinboy, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. urchinboy macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008

    Have had a hunt about on the forums but I couldn't find a straight answer.

    My 2.33 C2D macbook pro has blotches all over the display and I want to replace it. Can I upgrade to a 1900x1200 version? And has anyone sourced a display (1900x1200 or 1680x1050) for a reasonable sum in the UK recently?

  2. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    There are displays that you can buy on ebay and that will match on your 2.33Ghz mbp, but you would have to install it yourself.

    I think there is a 1920x1200 upgrade thread or something somewhere on these forums but it started way back since the powerbook days.

    You wont be able to install the led backlit of the 1920x1200 but you can with the ccfl backlit versions.
  3. urchinboy thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Cool, thanks. Not too worried about doing the work myself, but if I'm going to do something that fiddly, I may as well install the best I can.

  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You could just buy the display for the LED 17" for $850 and just install it...
  5. urchinboy thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    So back to my original question then.. (sort of)

    Can I install the LED 1900x1200 onto this model of Macbook Pro? (assuming I want to spend $850)
  6. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    CCFL and LED Apple panels are different...assuming you plan on using one from a MBP LED 17"

    1. LVDS cable is different. (LED backlight power incorporated into the cable)
    2. iSight cable is different.
    3. You will need the LED "Driver board"

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