MacBook Screen Replacement

MacBook Screen Replacement

If you’ve ever wondered how a screen replacement on a MacBook looks like, here’s a few pictures.


I already had the cracked screen removed. I’m starting with this heap of parts.



This is where it ends for the moment; I don’t have a top case to install. The top case houses not only the keyboard and the touchpad, but the power button as well, so I can’t test it out until the top case arrives. The best supplier is on American ebay, but shipping from China. All suppliers in Japan work with a 100%+ margin. 🙁

I love MacBooks, they’re so straightforward to work on. None of the 200 million unnecessary parts that HPs have. Which reminds me, I’m off to do a screen replacement on a HP. Ugh..

BTW, this broken screen for the MacBook was sorted in an hour, for 13000 yen, including price of brand new screen.


Update 2012 February 16th

Unexpectedly, a black top case came my way. I’ve installed it and ended up with the panda MacBook below. The screen works perfectly. It’s also a bit brighter than what I’m used to, which is handy. Easy on the eyes.


It doesn’t look half bad. Too bad the [W] key doesn’t work, so it’s not staying like this. Waiting for the new white top case to arrive before it’s ready to go.

Update 2012.02.22: Post office delivery guy left a note that I have a package from Singapore. It may be the elusive MacBook top case. I was expecting it from China, but hey, I’m not that picky who sent it, as long as it works. Either that, or my friend Shiyun has sent me laksa (spicy Singapore noodles). Ah those are good.

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