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Old May 19th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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The one you want in his first link labelled "Santa rosa and penryn matte" and is $230.

You might find it cheaper elsewhere, but make sure you get the right screen
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Old May 19th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #12
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His 3rd link has them for 176. That's probably as cheap as youll find it. Model a1226 or a1260 will be fine for you...they use the same screen.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #13
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The one you want in his first link labelled "Santa rosa and penryn matte" and is $230.

You might find it cheaper elsewhere, but make sure you get the right screen
might be cheaper to find a complete laptop with the toasted logic board syndrome.
get the battery and charger as well as the display
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Old May 19th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #14
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The second link he posted is not the right screen. It says "unibody" Right in the link.
From what I can figure out I need a screen for the A1260 model which is listed in the third link.
But I did look at the unibody originally and was pleasantly surprised by the price - not so pleasantly when I looked at the price of the A1260 screen.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #15
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Cheapest screen I can find is $100.- but do I really want something shipped from Singapore???
15.4" LED LCD screen B154PW04 V.2 for Macbook Pro A1260 | eBay
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Old May 19th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate them.

There are some additional factors at play here....

The family member who uses this MacBook travels a lot internationally. Althought the 15-inch MacBook is a great screen size, it can become quite heavy for the lady carrying it around. I have already been toying around to replace it with either a 13-inch MBp which isn't that much lighter or a MacBoor Air, but it lacks the optical drive which is often needed.
Also the battery in the MBp is the original one and probably needs to be replaced in the next little while.
And then of course, if I buy a replacement I get the full years warranty plus the option to extend for three years, a replacement screen typically only gives me a 30 or 90 day warranty.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #17
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i know laptop screen.com up there offers a 1 yr warranty...its ironic because their warranty is longer than what you would get were you to order a new genuine display assembly from apple

the other thing to consider too is that you'll probably need a new back cover also. if that one is warped from heat and its pressing into the new, straight, LCD it'll most likely cause anomalies and weirdness on the new screen too
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also not sure what you mean about the a126 in the 2nd link...unless I'm blind and missing something completely his 2nd link is for unibody screens only

15 Inch MacBook Pro Unibody Display LCD Screen

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Models Model Numbers SKU
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo (A1286) - Late 2008 MB470LL/A SKU504811212212
SKU50481121221
GS50481121221
GS504811212212
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.4GHz Core i5 (A1286) - Mid 2010 MC371LL/A SKU50481121221
SKU5048112122101
SKU5048112122102
GS50481121221
GS5048112122101
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo (A1286) - Late 2008 MB471LL/A SKU504811212212
SKU50481121221
GS50481121221
GS504811212212
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo (A1286) - Mid 2009 MC118LL/A
MC118LL/A SKU504811212212
SKU50481121221
GS50481121221
GS504811212212
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.53GHz Core i5 (A1286) - Mid 2010 MC372LL/A SKU50481121221
SKU5048112122101
SKU5048112122102
GS50481121221
GS5048112122101
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (A1286) - Early 2009 MC026LL/A SKU504811212212
SKU50481121221
GS50481121221
GS504811212212
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (A1286) - Mid 2009 MB985LL/A
MB985LL/A SKU504811212212
SKU50481121221
GS50481121221
GS504811212212
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.66GHz Core i7 (A1286) - Mid 2010 MC373LL/A SKU50481121221
SKU5048112122101
SKU5048112122102
GS50481121221
GS5048112122101
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (A1286) - Late 2008 MB471LL/A SKU504811212212
SKU50481121221
GS50481121221
GS504811212212
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (A1286) - Mid 2009 MB986LL/A
MB986LL/A SKU504811212212
SKU50481121221
GS50481121221
GS504811212212
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.8GHz Core i7 (A1286) - Mid 2010 MC373LL/A SKU50481121221
SKU5048112122101
SKU5048112122102
GS50481121221
GS5048112122101
MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo (A1286) - Early 2009 MC026LL/A SKU504811212212
SKU50481121221
GS50481121221
GS504811212212
MacBook Pro 15.4" 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (A1286) - Mid 2009 MB986LL/A
MB986LL/A SKU504811212212
SKU50481121221
GS50481121221
GS504811212212
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Old May 19th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #19
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also not sure what you mean about the a126 in the 2nd link...unless I'm blind and missing something completely his 2nd link is for unibody screens only
Sorry, my mistake!

I thought the first two links were the same link because they are close together with no space between them - rather than second link I should have said "third" link.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #20
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the other thing to consider too is that you'll probably need a new back cover also. if that one is warped from heat and its pressing into the new, straight, LCD it'll most likely cause anomalies and weirdness on the new screen too
I would suggest looking on kijiji for a dead logic board unit and see what you can get the whole top/display for, easier to replace as a whole as well.

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