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Old Jul 13th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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Busted Screen white macbook ****Now with Pics*****

I just got my hands on a 2.4ghz White macbook.

The person that owned it tripped over it and really busted up the screen.

the backlight doesn't come on but thats because the inverter was in the box. The girl told me it was dangling off the back of the computer so she disconnected it and put it away. Looks in good shape tho.

The half of the screen thats not smashed to bits does display an image when i put my flashlight up to it. and the computer does boot and run. ( I tested by turning the volume up and down and listening for the "bloop bloop bloop bloop ") and I can see the cursor moving around.

The display is practically separate from the body though. The hinges are no longer supporting it at all.

Does anyone here have a spare display or know where to get one? I plan on fixing the poor thing.
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Old Jul 13th, 2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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MacBook 13.3" Santa Rosa/Penryn Display Assembly - iFixit

iFixit also offers the parts independently (LCD and hinges), but given it's condition, it may have other problems than those visible.

You could also look for a broken MacBook with a good screen on eBay or Craigslist, etc. New, you're looking at about $400, plus shipping/taxes.
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Old Jul 13th, 2009, 01:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I'll take some pictures and upload them to the forum to show you guys what I'm talking about. It will make for a good experience.
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Thanks for the link. I'll take some pictures and upload them to the forum to show you guys what I'm talking about. It will make for a good experience.
Good luck with your project.

(At the worst, it seems that you could power an external monitor, so you've got a nifty desktop, or after some work, a reborn portable.)
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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #5
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 01:00 AM   #6
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Fixed!

Got the screen. Put it on.

It works!!!!!!!

I now own a mac!

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Wow, my hat is off to you. Nice job.
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Old Jul 24th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #9
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