Screen Replacement - MBP 17" - LED vs non-LED Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fleggyCakes, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. fleggyCakes macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook Pro 17", mid-2007 revision, with the original 1920x1200 non-LED screen. I'm looking to replace the screen as it has dark blotches and hotspots, and has overall dimmed over time. If possible, I would prefer to replace the screen with one of the LED based screens that are around now, as they are supposed to be brighter, more color consistent, less susceptible to the dark blotching problem, don't involve mercury, etc.

    I'm looking at picking this up from Powerbook Medic ( http://www.powerbookmedic.com/MacBook-Pro-17-Display-LCD-Screen-p-16979.html ) and they offer both screen types.

    Does anyone know if the newer LED screens are compatible with a MBP that originally came with the older non-LED screen style? Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. miguelito macrumors member

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  3. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    They're guaranteed to use different inverters.
    Beyond that, good luck :)
     
  4. fleggyCakes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright, thanks for the help. Any other computer I'd play around and make it work, but this one I need to take the safe bet.
     

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