rMPB 15 inch Display Replacement

Klososky

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 24, 2007
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Oklahoma City, OK
Hey guys, just wanted to get some opinions... My rMPB fell off of my bed tonight and although I thought it was a pretty soft drop the display cracked. I searched around online and it looks like Apple is charging a cool thousand to replace these. I consider myself a pro when it comes to DIY Mac repair, I have actually done it as a full time job so I have no doubt that I can swap out the display assembly with ease. My issue is with where to get a replacement... Ifixit has them for $999, and a couple other websites have them in $600's. Then I found laptopscreen.com which claims to have the assembly for $319. They seem to have a generally good reputation around the web with PC parts but I couldn't find any info that was Mac related.

So what's your opinion?

Thanks!
 

Mr. RPG

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Sep 21, 2012
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Hey guys, just wanted to get some opinions... My rMPB fell off of my bed tonight and although I thought it was a pretty soft drop the display cracked. I searched around online and it looks like Apple is charging a cool thousand to replace these. I consider myself a pro when it comes to DIY Mac repair, I have actually done it as a full time job so I have no doubt that I can swap out the display assembly with ease. My issue is with where to get a replacement... Ifixit has them for $999, and a couple other websites have them in $600's. Then I found laptopscreen.com which claims to have the assembly for $319. They seem to have a generally good reputation around the web with PC parts but I couldn't find any info that was Mac related.

So what's your opinion?

Thanks!
I'm sorry I can't really help you but here's a free bump.. I wanted to know, how did it fall off? Did it fall off on the screen or on the side?
 

Klososky

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 24, 2007
31
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Oklahoma City, OK
You know I think it was one of those fluke things. It fell off and hit right on the corner where MagSafe plug is. It was open at the time. I swear it has fallen off my bed much harder several times before and been fine. I have carpet too so it's not like it's falling onto a really hard surface.
 

Mr. RPG

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Sep 21, 2012
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You know I think it was one of those fluke things. It fell off and hit right on the corner where MagSafe plug is. It was open at the time. I swear it has fallen off my bed much harder several times before and been fine. I have carpet too so it's not like it's falling onto a really hard surface.
So the bottom left corner cracked in the glass?
 

bobbydd21

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Nov 26, 2012
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eBay usually has some screen assemblies for sale at good prices by reputable sellers.