Can't believe I fixed it myself...be patient removing the glass!!!
2 - 3 uren
As bad luck would have it, my 13" MacBook Pro was on the floor next to the couch and my work 15" MacBook Pro was on the arm of the couch. One MB fell and dented the lid of the other, causing the LCD to break from the back. After crying for a few days, I looked at my options:
- trust the guys on ebay to fix it (very cheap for some strange reason and some bad reviews made me nervous)
- pay Apple repair tons of money for a whole new lid (not worth it...might as well buy a new machine)
- fix it myself for cheaper, but the repair was rated 'very difficult'
I decided trying to fix it myself was the best option...cross my fingers that I didn't make another costly mistake.
The instructions were easy to follow, until I got to removing the glass. No matter how long and hot I made the edges of the glass with the blow dryer, I was unable to get the glass up with the suction cups. I broke one suction cup trying. Finally I dug around with the spudger and found that I was making progress. Slowly I heated up the glass and worked my way around. Despite my careful efforts, the glass cracked and I was forced to order a new piece.
The only other trouble that I had was figuring out which part to 'lift' in order to remove the LCD cable. The image in the instructions was hard to follow and I was a little freaked out after having just broken the glass. I finally figured out what they were talking about and soon had my new LCD up and running.
Putting things back together was easy and putting a new piece of glass on was simple. I have things back together and good as new. My pocket book is a little lighter, but it was definitely cheaper than purchasing a new MacBook.
I can't stress enough how patient you need to be when removing the glass. Watch some YouTube videos on how to do this and go really really slow!
Phillips #00 Screwdriver
Heavy-Duty Suction Cups (Pair)
TR8 Torx Security Screwdriver
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody LCD Panel