Macbook Pro has one of the finest screens ever installed in a lapotp. starting from the earlier Macbook pros till now, every new model comes with an outstanding display panel for its time.
However, Apple made it hard to replace screens / panels only on their laptops. Apple quote customers on replacing the complete display for a Macbook / Macbook pro which usually costs at least 25% of the laptop price.
A macbook pro screen display Hinge Up assembly at Apple costs around $1000 installed.
In this Article I will write about the recent 2 models of macbook pro screens.
A Macbook pro A1286 15″ and A1278 13″ screen is made out of 3 parts:
- A protective glass
- LCD Panel
- LCD Back cover
The below image shows exactly what this screen is made of.
- A heat gun to heat up the adhesive that holds the glass to the back panel.
- A suction cup to help pull out the glass in one piece.
- A Spudger to remove any glass that remains stuck to the back cover.
Be very careful when you do this it is very easy to scratch the screen.
Once this is removed and all glass pieces are removed (if any). Clean all the old adhesive on the back cover frame. You now can stick the new glass on.
If you have to replace the LCD panel, you can continue unscrewing the screen, then removing it. The only part to be careful about is the LCD cable, it is quite short and just connects to the screen.
Macbook Pro retina display A1398 15″, A1502 13″
This screen panel is way harder than the above, it is a totally different game.
The screen and glass are in one thin part (image below)
Installing this screen only is possible but require great deal of experience in replacing screens, and it is a very very sensitive screen. We will make a video and upload to this page soon.
However, replacing the complete display is an easy job, (image below):
Steps to replace the complete display on Macbook pro
- Remove the base cover
- unplug the battery
- Press on button to release any power in the machine
- Unplug the screen, wifi and camera cables
- Un-screw the hinges
- redo all steps above
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