Replacing late 2008 MBP 15" display compatibility with mid 2009 version

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmurray1208, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. jmurray1208 macrumors newbie

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    Long story short, I now have a late 2008 15" MBP with a broken display housing, LCD housing, and glass bezel. The LCD itself, along with the iSight etc., is functional. I have the opportunity to buy a display assembly for the mid 2009 MBP, including a new screen, for a good price.

    Would replacing the entire display assembly with the mid 2009 assembly work?
    Or could I buy the new assembly and simply replace the screen with my current one?
    Essentially, what is the compatibility of the two units. I'd prefer the mid 2009 screen for obvious reasons.

    I searched the forums here, as well as searching many other places, and I have not found the answer.

    Thanks
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Not 100 percent sure but as far as I know, there is nothing different from the late-2008 MacBook Pro's than the Mid-2009 and later other than the battery and SD Card slot so the display panel should work.
     
  3. jmurray1208 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The displays are different. The mid 2009 has a "60% improved color gamut". The display model numbers for the late 2008 are either 9C84 or 9C85 (I have the 9C85), but the mid 2009 has the 9CA3 model.
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    That's just the panel specs but the connectors and fit should be the same. Even before the update, different panels had different models and I'm pretty sure the newer MBP's have different model numbers as well but at the end they should work in terms of fitting and replacing.
     

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