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Wife's MacBook Screen Fades to White...Constantly

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 LCD Replacement

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 LCD Replacement

1 - 2 uren

Very difficult

Mijn probleem

My wife's 2009 MacBook began having the original screen fade to white and become unreadable unless she would pinch the left side of the screen or constantly contort her left hand at a specific angle to keep the screen from fading to white. This obviously got old for her and I had to find a fix. That's where iFixIt came in! I did some research online and discovered iFixIt.com and was able to quickly diagnose the problem as a bad LCD panel. Ordered the new screen, the spudger tool and....

Mijn oplossing

The repair was very easy. I used the spudger tool to remove the plastic bezel from around the screen being careful not to crack the bezel or pull on it too hard. Once the bezel was off, I loosened the 6 screws necessary to remove the original LCD panel. The hardest part was carefully removing the connection at the bottom of the screen, just remember to pull it down, not away from the screen. Once the old screen was out, I used the spudger tool to help reinsert the connection to the screen. I then fired up the MacBook prior to replacing the screws to make sure the connection was correct and the screen would work. It worked just fine! I replaced the screws, removed the screen protector the new screen shipped with and replaced the bezel. Best part of the whole process is that my wife is happy once again not to have to squeeze the screen to get it to work!!

Mijn advies

My wife really likes the matte finish, anti-glare screen compared to the glossy screen, certainly worth the extra $20! Also, make sure you pull down on the connection between the display and the motherboard. Use the spudger to assist getting the connection back into the new display. All told, the repair took me a grand total of about 30 minutes. It was very easy.

Spudger afbeelding


MacBook Pro 13" Unibody LCD Panel afbeelding
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody LCD Panel


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