Where can I get an new LCD screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by computerclueles, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. computerclueles macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2007
    Well not just the screen, I need the whole top monitor part? Im not at all computer savvy so sorry for my lack of terminology but my screen is totally fried. I brought it to the Apple store and they said a new panel is $400 :eek:. I definately don't have that much to replace it, but Im sure there must be a way to get one thats been used? If anyone has any advice, I would TOTALLY appreciate it.
    Oh, and I have an Ibook G3 (its from 2002)
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Don't pour any amount of money into a G3 iBook. Take it from someone who just sold his G3 and upgraded to a Macbook. Save that money for as long as you have to to buy a refurbished Macbook. Right now, patching a G3/G4 is like plugging your fingers into the deck of a sinking ship. Not worth it.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002


    Though some people are buying the panels off ebay for a lot less.


    There are some other places around for buying Mac parts, or some people parting out machines.

    Though it can likely be an inverter or a bulb that is needed, and those iBooks do suffer from a "display issue" so checking the serial number against Apple's serial number range may help.

  4. computerclueles thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2007
    Oh I do wish that was an option for me. I would absolutely love a macbook, I just don't even have close to the amount of money for one right now. I need my G3 back and running ASAP because I need it for school.
  5. Airforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Well, if you're into wasting money on a broken/outdated product, you could buy a G4 laptop for the price it is going to cost you to fix that G3.

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