Parts compatibility between A1107 / A1139

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by petpirepete, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. petpirepete macrumors newbie

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    My powerbook (A1107) had a hard life... My LCD was broken (something fall on it and crack it), my keyboard need to be replace, my dvd didn't read half of the cd/dvd I tried and my internal hard drive is not recognize anymore.

    I replaced the lcd with a 15,4" that I had, it works but I would like to have a 17" again.

    I've replace the dvd with a tray loading, double layer burner! (I may have the only powerbook that supports the mini-cd!) :p

    I know my hard drive is still good because I have tried 2 known good hard drive in my powerbook and none are recognize. They spin but I can't see them in Disk Utility. Now I use a external FW800 (with improved performance...) I hope it's a HDD cable problem... :confused:

    The keyboard is broken since someone drop a coffee on it (not me!) :mad: Most of the key still work but some useful key stopped working (arrows, backspace, eject...)

    A friend of mine have parts from a A1139 (high res powerbook) and I was wondering if the LCD, the HDD cable and the keyboard were compatible with my powerbook (A1107).

    I heard of people that successfully upgrade from the low res LCD to the high res LCD but I've seen other that couldn't. Also I asked powerbook-medic and they told me that they sell high res LCD as replacement for all the powerbook.

    What do you think of that?

    Thanks
     
  2. PaulDCarlucci macrumors newbie

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    Keyboards are different part numbers and have slightly different connectors. I've managed to revive a keyboard by removing it from the machine and washing it off with water directly out of my reverse osmosis filter tap.

    HDD cable is the same part number. No idea if you can just swap LCDs like that. They're kinda the main differentiation between the two machines.
     
  3. petpirepete thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Response from powerbookmedic:

    As a generality, the low-res, and high-res LCDs are 100% compatible on this particular model- the 17" Powerbook G4. The Hdd cable and the Keyboards, however, are not. The low res screens are 1440 x 900, and the high res is 1680 x 1050. Typically, we only sell the high res models as they work in all the 17" Powerbooks.
    Let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
     

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