Using MacBook LCD in 2007 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by strwrsfrk, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. strwrsfrk macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2011
    Arlington, VA, USA
    Another question for the gurus on this site. It's an odd request, so bear with me.

    I have a 2007 15" MBP with a shattered LCD. I have a 2007 MacBook with a dead logic board and a perfectly fine lcd. Does anyone here know if the logic board connector for the MBP and MacBook are compatible? For testing purposes, could I connect the MacBook lcd to my MBP?

    Information on this does not appear to exist; at least, it does not exist in plain enough language that I can find it.

  2. evilroot macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    bizzle is correct. It will not work. Not only are the panels completely different sizes, but they have different resolutions!

    That being said, a replacement panel for a 2007 MBP is not terribly expensive . . . . less than $100 on eBay. It is NOT an easy swap though, and unless you have some degree of experience I'd recommend against trying it. There are many services online that will replace the panel and warranty the labor for under $300, including shipping both ways.
  3. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    Depends on what 2007 MBP we're talking about. If it's mid-2007 than the LCD is LED backlit and those go for around the $180 price range. But yes, they are a giant pain to replace because they are glued into the bezel and the force required to remove it, even with a heatgun puts a lot of stress on the already fragile bezel.

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