Replacing screen on A1181 macbook

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  1. WordPlajam, Jan 5, 2013
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    WordPlajam macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Quick question, screen on my MacBook A1181 has cracked due to someone placing something underneath the lid.

    I've taken the bezel off, and it has a ltn133a102 panel in there. I've been offered a LP122WX1 from another A1181, but what I would like to know before committing is... will it work OK?

    Do I need the exact same panel?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Be careful, it might fit but there's a chance it won't.
    There are 8 different a1181 13" models over a time span of 3 years!
     

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  3. WordPlajam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow thanks for that.

    Do you know if the screen tech changed during those models? i.e. to LED backlight?
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    No, I don't know, if you wait and see if others come here they might know.

    They are all the same resolution but you don't know if the wiring/connectors are the same.
    There are some really knowledgeable people here, hopefully you'll find out soon.
     
  5. rampancy macrumors regular

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    Over the years Apple sourced its displays for the polycarbonate plastic MacBook from a variety of manufacturers, including LG and Samsung. As long as it came from an A1181 MacBook, it'll work in your machine (assuming you have an A1181 MacBook too).
     
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    It will work, but you'll probably need the LVDS cable that come from it - since not all panels have the same positioning of the connector, there's a good chance your current one may not fit.

    Also be careful of the little plastic bezel clips - I could never pull a bezel off without all of them staying attached to the bezel itself - and they're dang easy to use (but your local Apple store should have some if you do lose them).
     
  7. WordPlajam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well just to update, the new panel works, cable position was slightly off but within reach.

    Thanks guys.
     

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