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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Swap New 2008 screen with a 2006 screen


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Hi,

I have a 17" 2.33GHz core 2 duo macbook pro Late 2006 and i really like the look of the 17" macbook pro 2008/2009 screen.

I would really appreciate it if anyone could tell me if i can/cannot swap. EG:if the cable from the screen will fit in my logic board or if i need different drivers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Your best bet would be to go to apple.com and look at the specs on both models. If they have the same screen size/stats then u should be able 2. I know on the white macbooks the 2008 screens fit on the 2006 models. Just check the specs first.
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In short, they are completely different displays. Not only do they use a different back light, but also a different type of inverter and flex cable, not to mention the aesthetic differences.

In short, you're trying to put a square peg in a round hole. Won't work.

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ok thanks =] just thought that it would look awesome with silver keys and a black bezel, and the 2008/2009 has a magnetic latch whereas the 2006 has a hook latch.

Maybe it wont work
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