Quick question about MacBook displays

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MacBH928, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

    MacBH928

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    I have a late 2008 macbook , while watching q movie on it I noticed that the screen quality is not that great . moving a bit right or left will highly change the picture , black levels seem really bad . As far as I am concerned , ipads and iphone 4 have a much higher quality screens.

    Any way, i wanted to know if Apple ships higher quality displays on their macbooks and macbook air currently . I know macbooks got retina screens now , but I am talking about the no e retina ones
     
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  3. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, I have wondered about this - would the display happily fit and sit in an old MB display housing? Having just picked up an old late '07 MB the one thing that gripes me is the display - I think this was the last model before they started putting LED backlights in them.
     
  4. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Late 2008 Macbook is still a bad display. It's the one problem I have with my unibody machine. I'll get it to last until the MBP this summer comes out and sell it on Ebay.
     
  5. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But i bet its hard to install a newer display plus its too expensive,

    Any way they do mot sell them separately, do they?
     
  6. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    You'd have to purchase from ifixit or ebay. It's going to be expensive if it even works. I don't know about the sizes but I'd assume they are similar. (Not much has changed with the unibodies.) It's also not for the faint of heart apparently to do the switch.
     
  7. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Are we to expect even better displays soon or are the current ones sufficient enough?

    I talk about the regular macbooks and air , and is there any difference in quality between these two?
     
  8. Binomio macrumors member

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    The LCD panels for 2008-2011 are compatible between each other, not the display assembly.
     

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