Replacing broken LCD panel

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by merags, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. merags macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I have a Macbook Pro 15.4" (Model: A1211). The LCD screen is broken and Iam trying to replace it. The original panel that came with the laptop was AU Optronics (BP154W01 V.1) with native resolution of 1440x900. Since I could not get the same panel, I ordered the LG Philips, LP154W02 B1 K2, model with a native resolution of 1680x1050.

    Now, when I powerup the laptop the screen remains dark and the machine does not boot up. PRAM reset did not help.

    Does anyone know whether this combination is expected to work at all? Any pointers would be welcome..

    Thanks
    Vijay

    PS: With the damaged LCD connected, I connected the laptop to an external display and everything works perfectly.
     
  2. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

    l.a.rossmann

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    Some machines act funky if they don't get their original panel. The B154PW02 V.1 is technically compatible but would only show half the screen on 1/5 laptops it was put into. I am not familiar with that LG model at all. I wouldn't expect it to work.

    It is getting increasingly difficult to find panels for the older machines, so I use CLAA154WP05 for matte and B154PW01 V.0 for glossy, which both work and look great.
     
  3. merags thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re: Replacing broken LCD panel

    Louis,
    Thanks for the suggestion..I will try to see if I can find any of the parts you mentioned..

    Regards
    Vijay
     

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