Mid 2012 MBP 15" Non Retina Screen replacement

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  1. Escher2112 macrumors member

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    I just wanted to pass on a bit of experience I gathered while replacing my MBP Screen the other day.

    I have a 15" Non-Retina with the Hi Res 1680X1050 LCD panel.

    I ordered the appropriate replacement on ebay and was humming along the repair nicely... until the new monitor cable wouldn't fit into the motherboard connector.

    It appears they changed the connector at some point and it got just a fraction of a millimeter wider.. I triple checked both connectors, same amount of pins, etc...

    Old screen connector:
    [​IMG]MacBook Pro screen repair by Christopher Purdy, on Flickr

    New Screen connector
    [​IMG]MacBook Pro screen repair by Christopher Purdy, on Flickr

    I decided to give it a shot - and I used one of the wifes emory boards to shave just a tiny bit off of each end of the new connector... (The dark area outside the metal - its similar to circuit board material)

    Works fine.

    The new retaining clip doesn't want to seat very well, but other than that - the repair worked fine.

    I thought others who run into this issue would find this info useful.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 6, 2018 ---
    This shows the areas to file down...
    [​IMG]Areas-to-file by Christopher Purdy, on Flickr
     
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  3. Escher2112 thread starter macrumors member

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    It could be that the screen I bought is from an older machine... not sure...
     
  4. _Kiki_, Jun 6, 2018
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    _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    That's normal, connector 2011 is slightly different than 2012

    you bought 2011 LCD assembly ,you need replace the cable to compatible 2012 model

    Which screen do you have, matte or gloss ?
     
  5. Escher2112 thread starter macrumors member

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    As I figured.. well - the moral of the story is, you can still use the older screen in a newer machine - just have to trim the sides a tiny bit.

    Mine is the Matte version...
     

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