Want to replace rear lcd housing on early 2008 macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marshallbedsaul, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    Hello,
    I would like to replace the rear housing behind my lcd. I think that is the correct term. Its the part that is on top when the macbook is closed where the apple logo lights up. I was wondering how hard is this to do? Also where would be a good place to buy the rear housing at ?
    The reason I want to replace this is because there are a few marks and a dent in the right back corner of they system. My machine is under apple care and apple saw the dent and didnt have a issue fixing the macbook pro, but I rather not have any future issues.
    Also is there anyway for me to tell how old my battery is ? Cycle count is 94 and condition is good. Can I check it by serial number on the apple site ect...?


    As always thank you for your help.!:apple:
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    You can check your battery by downloading Coconut battery. It will tell you how many cycles you have completed on it and the battery health percentage as well.
     
  3. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    I have done that much already, but I am trying to see the battery age to see if it is less than one year old.
     
  4. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    early 2008, non unibody then correct?
    you might be able to get the lid aluminium from ebay (or buy a broken macbook pro and use it as a donor if it comes cheaper), for my unibody it is about 125 new on ebay. As for the teardown, look at ifixit to get an idea of what is involved..
     
  5. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    I check ebay non unibody is correct
     
  6. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Try www.powerbookmedic.com

    And, yes I do understand that it is a MacBook pro, not a PowerBook. But PowerBookMedic is just the site name and they sell all sorts of mac parts.
     
  7. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    ok my friend has a busted macbook pro 2007 model A1226
    Can I use that lcd rear housing for my macbook pro
    my model is A1260

    also any repair guide skill level for this job ?
     

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