Mid 2012 MBP Screen Replacement using early 2011 MBP Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by energyboy, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. energyboy macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2014
    Is it possible to replace a mid 2012 MacBook Pro (650m, non-retina with optical drive) screen using an early 2011 MacBook Pro's screen?

    I want to sell my 2011 MBP since Apple has failed to acknowledge the inevitable GPU failures of the 6750m but I want to retain the anti-glare high resolution screen on it. I cannot find the mid 2012 MBP anywhere with the antiglare screen and high resolution, but there are a bunch for sale with the 1440x900 screen.

    Looking at ifixit.com, the steps and placement for hinges and screws for both 2011 and 2012 macbooks looks to be identical, as does the ribbon cable connecting the screen to the motherboard.

    See here:

    2011 Uppercase:

    2012 Uppercase:

    Looks like the two could be swapped.

  2. energyboy thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2014

    I'm looking at MacBook Pro parts on powerbookmedic.com, these specifically:




    These items include the screen, display case and LVDS cable. All of the specifications on the site state that theyre all compatible with both the early 2011 MacBook Pro and the Mid 2012 MacBook Pro.

    Any input on this?
  3. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2013
    I believe they are exactly the same and will work fine, try it, it don't take much to swap the display, you don't even need to take the Logic Board out

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