Retina retrofit

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by OliStabilize, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. OliStabilize macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i have the chance to buy a 2012 non retina MBP quite cheap. There is an identical model that has retina. Is it possible to fit a retina screen into a non retina same model MBP?

    In my mind, unless apple made it difficult on purpose, electrically it should be a straight plug in and firmware mod on the GPU.

    Has anybody tried this?

    Thanks
    Oli
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Nope, its not possible. The design, chipset and layout. The display panel for rMBPs are laminated to the back panel so that's a brand new design as well.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    I don't even know where you'd be getting the retina LCD in the first place.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Concur, it won't fit otherwise.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    The entire logic board architecture, chipsets etc are totally different. It's an interesting idea, but it won't work I'm afraid.
     

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