New LCD for a 2006 Macbook Pro (2.16 Ghz Intel Core Duo) ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pavel Gudkov, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Pavel Gudkov macrumors newbie

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    Hello MacRumors Forumers!

    I own a 6 years old macbook pro ( 2.16 Ghz Intel Core Duo) and really love it. I have never had any problems with this computer! However, i noticed that the lcd screen is getting dimmer and dimmer, so i wonder if it is possible to replace it ? If so, where can i order the screen? Are there any easy instructions how to replace it?

    Thank you!

    Pavel Gudkov , Norway
     
  2. Pavel Gudkov thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    It's quite possible to replace the screen - instructions here under "lcd panel"

    http://www.ifixit.com/Device/MacBook_Pro_15"_Core_Duo_Model_A1150

    Glad you like your machine and it's still working well. One thing to consider though, it is getting rather old - and my memory of the first core duo machines is that they used to get very hot.

    You might consider balancing the cost of the new lcd against what you could still sell your machine for. If you have the spare cash it may be a good time to upgrade to something newer and faster.

    Best of luck.
     
  4. Pavel Gudkov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Rajpdx,

    Thank you so much! That link with the instructions is really useful! I will definitely try to replace the lcd myself.
    Regarding the upgrade, i currently don´t need a new computer since i am fully satisfied with my old macbook pro´s performance. I think i will install a 240gb ssd drive though. ( I have recently put a 128gb ocz agility 4 ssd drive in my late 2007 macbook, and i must say i am impressed how fast the computer runs with this new ssd!!! )

    Thank you!

    Pavel Gudkov , Norway
     

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