late-2008 MBP screen separating

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Not sure if it is a hinge problem or a screen problem however, I wondered if replacing this might work: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+15-Inch+Unibody+Late+2008+and+Early+2009+Display+Assembly+Replacement/837 I've read in 2011-2013 Apple replaced some screens/hinges for people who have had the issue. My issue started in early 2014. Went to the Apple Store and they said it was a vintage product & they don't even carry the parts any longer :( Any advice would be helpful. Thanks much.
 

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The answer is…replace bad/broken parts with good/working parts. If Apple won't fix it…then you have to.

With the info given it's difficult to determine what part is bad/broken.

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The answer is…replace bad/broken parts with good/working parts. If Apple won't fix it…then you have to.

With the info given it's difficult to determine what part is bad/broken.

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Understood. Here are a couple photos - I believe it is still hard to tell. Appears screen is separating from the housing especially in the lower left. Thanks. mkc_mbphinge1_zpsbd3c6b79.jpg Photo by cincysaab95 | Photobucket

mkc_mbphinge_zps9874c9e2.jpg Photo by cincysaab95 | Photobucket
 

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Did anything happen to this computer that this happened. Such as was it dropped?

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Did anything happen to this computer that this happened. Such as was it dropped?

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Thanks for asking, Nick. No, the computer has never been dropped.
 
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The hinges appear loose which is apparently the case of the problem. Does anyone know if I purchase this & replace it if it'll solve the problem? Thanks in advance.
 

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The hinges appear loose which is apparently the case of the problem. Does anyone know if I purchase this & replace it if it'll solve the problem? Thanks in advance.

Since you mentioned "separating"...I guess I thought you meant the glass was seperating from the display body/housing.

If it's the hinges that are loose. I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro that I had to tighten the hinges on...all is good now 2 years later.:) This was a DIY job...so I'm not sure you're up for that. If so...go to ifixit.com to check out the procedure.

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