Whats wrong with this macbook screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by diegoesk, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. diegoesk macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know whats wrong with this screen and how can it be fixed?

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  2. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    The LCD panel is broken. It needs to be replaced. Panels cost around $140.
     
  3. diegoesk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just an fyi the screen isnt broken on the outside. You must be implying that its broken from the inside??
     
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  5. diegoesk thread starter macrumors regular

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    How much would that cost to have someone fix?

    Is it an easy DIY?
     
  6. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Correct. The outside doesn't often break.

    Are you by any chance using us to gauge whether you should make an ebay purchase or not?
     
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  10. diegoesk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes dropped it. Thanks guys ill be taking this badboy to apple to get it fixed..
     
  11. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    They likely won't be helpful. A new panel is in order, find yourself an

    LP133WX1-TLA1
    B133EW01
    LTN133W1-L01
    N133I1-L01

    Likely, all you'll be able to find is a refinished LP133WX1-TLA1 or an LT133DEVJK00 if you want to keep the repair under $80. Over $80, you might find a new LT133DEVJK00 or LP133WX1-TLA1. All of the original panels are long since EOL'd, and all that is left is the Toshiba compatible.

    If you do go DIY, and get an LT133DEVJK00, remove all of the black pads on the LCD, reset PRAM before returning it to the vendor, and calibrate it properly once you boot into the OS.
     
  12. myrtlebee macrumors 68010

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    Why would that matter?
     
  13. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't, really I was just wondering.

    It is a little applicable in that if he doesn't know what a broken LCD looks like he may not have the aptitude to replace one, but thats the way people learn things.

    Why do you care?
     
  14. diegoesk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey guys- took the laptop to the genius bar. They recommended mission repair. I paid 248 including shipping. Screen looks brand new. Thanks for the help!!
     
  15. stacintosh, Jan 1, 2012
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    stacintosh macrumors newbie

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    Happy New Year!
    What exactly does that mean?

    The EEDID product code of a different display would of course not be "0x9c5f" as required by Apple. How do I adjust that? I mean the Macbook, not the display.

    Sorry, I'm new to Macbooks although I know what a BIOS is (more or less). Is the product code of the actual display identified and stored automatically in the "PRAM" when the OS is booted or does it require my interaction?

    I could get a used Samsung LTN133AT07 G01 here in Germany. Is that a suitable replacement for the original LP133WX1-TLA1 MacBook 1181 display?

    Best regards,
    stacintosh
     
  16. cheeryble macrumors regular

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    Guten tag

    I replaced my screen three years ago here in Thailand after falling over my Macbook, found a display in the back of a little repair guy shop. I can't tell you exactly about your screen number but I can tell you I searched on Google and found compatible screen numbers and went with one which wasn't original but I read as compatible.
    You may even be able to judge by pictures and size....I think there are a couple of alternative connectors which is where maybe they vary.
    I sit in front of the same screen writing now. It had a couple of unnoticeable slightly bright pixels and was obviously from a source of seconds.....but cheap (3000baht, maybe $90) and perfect for me. Changed it myself.

    prost neujahr good luck
    Cheeryble
     

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