Screen Upgrading?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cwbh10, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Cwbh10 macrumors newbie

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    Heres my story:

    I go to boarding school (not fun). A kid in October carelessly spilled Coca Cola on my Early 2011 Macbook Pro (2.3Ghz, High-res anti-glare, 8gigs of ram @ 1600, etc...). I thought my luck was great, I had waited 2 days and cleaned the inside of it, and it seemed to work. About 2 weeks ago my Wireless just went, gone... Unfortunately when I took it to Tekserve in NYC the liquid damage had voided my 300 dollar Apple Care warranty that was already on top of the 2300 dollar MBP... The point was either my airport card had gone, or my whole motherboard. The airport card cost: ~$350. The motherboard cost: ~$1350
    After some deciding, I thought the best option would be just to buy another Macbook Pro that would have costed to get the old one fixed. The Macbook Pro that I would buy would be a refurbished Late 2011 15-inch Macbook Pro. The detailed specs giving were: 2.2Ghz Core i7, 6750m 512, and the worst part...
    A 1440 x 900 Resolution Screen.

    The Main Part:

    You see my Early 2011 MBP pro still works except the Wireless card, and I love the high-res screen (Note: I'm writing this on the Early 2011 model). I remember seeing a video awhile back (Around the original Macbook Pros) about how this guy found a screen online and replaced his 17-inch screen with a 1080/1200 (can't remember) one.

    I was wondering is there a place where I could buy a 1680 x 1050 glossy screen kit for my Late 2011 MBP? I could install it myself, but would prefer to have a dealer do it.
    Any ideas on places to buy such a screen, and maybe even a dealer that could install it?

    Thanks :3
     
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    Cwbh10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have not seen the high-res option on either sites. Considering the price though, would it be worth it to resell the old screen if I am able to find a new one?

    EDIT: I've Found this one ifixit by looking under my Early 2011 model. Would this working in the newer one? It's 200 dollars: http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/15-Inch-Unibody-LCD-Panel/IF161-069
     
  4. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    Am I missing something? Why not trade the screens between the 2 computers? You already have all the parts, right? That or move the wireless card from the newer one to your old one...
     
  5. Cwbh10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One is the antiglare and the other is a glossy screen. Also it's the motherboard that semi-died on this computer (Early 2011). Thanks for the idea though!
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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  7. throAU macrumors 601

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    Also, if you're looking to recoup some cash, you could resell the standard low-res screen assembly on ebay. ifixit want 650 bucks for the entire assembly...
     
  8. Cwbh10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay. Just wondering though I did here that it is easy to shatter the front glass while replacing the screen... is that true?
     
  9. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Swap the entire lid, screen and all.
     
  10. rikscha macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand your problem. The normal thing to do is to get it fixed at the Apple store and present the bill to that kid. Done. :confused:
     
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