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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 19, 2008
I have a MacBook A1342 bought it less the 2 months ago. The night before I slept I used my laptop closed it then went to sleep the next morning the screen was cracked. I was wondering if my apple warranty will cover this? I bought it from Best Buy with my Best Buy card. Also if my warranty doesnt cover this where can I find a list of model numbers for genuine apple parts so that I buy the genuine LCD and not a aftermarket LCD screen to replace. Thank you.


macrumors 65816
May 15, 2009
Apple won't cover it because they don't crack unless something cracks them. Same with windows.

Your model uses the LP133WX1-TLG*. This is pin for pin compatible with the AUO B133EW04 V.0, which is vastly superior and costs the same from most suppliers. There's little point in using the original screen when the original is the benchmark for poor quality, it has similar issues to the LP133WX1-TLC* used in the original Unibody Macbooks. The AUO B133EW04 V.0 is pin for pin compatible and superior.

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macrumors newbie
Apr 16, 2010
I dropped my comp. las week on the table at a strange angle and cracked the screen. I started to look around and found
Let me tell you guys, I paid for a screen, got help on how to remove the old one and how to install the new one(at no extra cost) All of this cost me about $135 shipping and ins. included. The new screen work like it came with the computer!

Here is the MacBook A1342 screen


macrumors 65816
May 15, 2009
They're one of those companies that has different pricing for the same part depending on how you find it.

For example, the less savvy user(I am not insulting when I say less savvy, just stating that the average consumer is likely to know the model # of their machine than the model LCD in it) sees their machine as A1342, the more savvy knows the B133EW04 goes in it.

If you find the screen by searching for A1342, it's $134.99. If you find it by searching for the model, it's $86.99. V.1

See how they get you?

The point, if you're doing DIY, search by the LCD model #, not the model of your machine. Easy way to save money.


macrumors 6502
Oct 25, 2007
Did you purchase with a credit card (not a debit card)?

Many credit cards offer accidental damage protection if reported within 90 days of purchase.

Best wishes!


macrumors regular
Feb 25, 2008
Boulder, CO
Different Connectors?

I bought a AUO B133EW04 V.0 and it had this connector:

It does not seem to be compatible and looks like a different connector from the one from a LP133WX3:

which is the connector i have seen used in the unibody macbook (pro) line. Does Apple use two different cables/connectors or why is there this discrepancy. Is this AUO B133EW04 V.0 I have compatible with any MacBooks made at all?
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