Upgrading the LCD on a macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Thetics, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Thetics macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, is this at all possible? Ive heard of people putting better screens in ther 15 inch, but never on a macbook. Im not talking about an LED screen, although that would be ideal, but just a better screen, maybe Im just picky, but the screen quality on the macbook looks pretty bad, compared to the Air specifically. Any ideas?:D
     
  2. si2000 macrumors newbie

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    apparently the connectors dont match up...can this be patched? will the x1300/gma950 even support a led?
     
  3. Thetics thread starter macrumors regular

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    well, it doesnt have to be LED, are there any better quality 13" screens out there that will work with/fit the macbook? Im just looking for maybe, better resolution, better viewing angle, etc.
     
  4. si2000 macrumors newbie

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    im looking for answers about the led. i have installed aftermarket lcds into makbooks. only yo replace broken screens though. i know they werent oem, but dont remember what type, just that they werent cracked. does anyone know of a good 13.3 lcd replacement? good info anyways as these screens dont last me very long.
     
  5. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    Well if getting the macbook screen out is anything like the led of the macbook air, it's a total pain in the butt. But it's your warranty, not mine.
     
  6. Fezzasus macrumors regular

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    The graphics card doesn't care what the backlight is.
     
  7. si2000 macrumors newbie

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    i think you should stick with your lcd unless you have problems with it. i dont want to tamper with my machine either unless its to get a led which i dont think is possible. alot can go wrong getting to the connectors. and for the record, in the past apple has denied the broken screen was their responsibility, (perhaps rightfully, a coaster at a party and a pencil on the keyboard), which is fine. but the 1k to replace what i can get for well under 200 in Canada? nuts and pointedly offending. i tamper by necessity:)
     
  8. si2000 macrumors newbie

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    i realize i dont know very much about flat screens, what about the actual display connector though, is the actual display the same and just the backlight different? less power shouldn't be a problem. i am going to research this further as an option after my year of warranty is up, if im not satisfied with the screen at that point. i will also be adding a 7500k hd and max ram to refresh my purchase...

    but back to the original question, what would be the best lcd available to retrofit into a macbook?
     

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