If you are uncomfortable with the idea of trying to fix your screen, take it to a professional, but if you want to try it yourself, follow the steps below. The materials you need for this repair are: your MacBook Pro, the replacement screen you can buy from Amazon or iFixit , a hairdryer, a screen cleaning cloth, and a suction cup.
Heat Along the Edges of Screen. Turn on the hairdryer and heat along the edges of the screen. Keep the dryer pretty close to the screen and this will loosen the adhesive holding it on. After you have heated the screen, attach the suction cup to the screen by pressing it firmly to the glass. Lift up slowly and firmly and your screen should come off of the computer.
Using the cleaning cloth, buff, and polish both the display surface underneath the old screen and the new screen to be installed. Make sure to clean up any fingerprints and blemishes so your new screen looks new when installed. Begin by removing the adhesive strips that surround the edge of the new screen. Heat these strips slightly with the hairdryer. Then, put the new screen in place and make sure it is correctly aligned.
Press the edges of the screen with the cleaning cloth to better attach the adhesive. Once the new screen is correctly in place, remove the plastic covering protecting the screen. Give the edges another round of heat from the hairdryer. Use the cloth the again press around the edges firmly. Your new screen is now installed! Replacing a screen on your MacBook Pro is a repair that can be done by yourself pretty easily but should be done by a professional if your computer is under warranty or if you are uncomfortable completing the repair yourself.
Your email address will not be published. Not all screens go dark because they have a crack or blemish on the screen. My screen is black, with no blemishes. I still have the sound, however. It was like a new computer. As of , Apple does not support this MacPro anymore, not sure what to do. I still need to connect it to a monitor and see if that works. Many people understand the word screen to mean the display, not just the cover glass.
Replacing the screen display itself is doable I have done it but it is a much more involved process. Where did you get the tools my MacBook fell off my car while I was driving. Not so much a broken screen. I have a good screen but ribbon cable needs to be replaced.
In order to replace ribbon cable the screen has to come off. Can it be done without damage? Hi I am grateful for this information. I have two questions if you could possibly answer. Do Apple outlets sell screens to the public? Skip to content. So the life of the laptop is pretty much limited to the life of the battery. In a recent analysis of 44 popular devices by 17 different manufacturers, we found that laptops, in general, are still the most repairable portable electronic. Lots of people need their laptops to last for longer than that.
But that battery glue makes it really challenging. But that makes the replacement part more expensive for owners. We experimented with a lot of different options for how best to loosen that adhesive without compromising the battery. We tried heat—our go-to method for adhesive-logged devices. Heat exhausted, we turned to other solutions. We needed to find a solvent that was powerful enough to cut through the adhesive, gentle enough to not compromise the Li-ion battery cells, safe enough for consumers and us!
After a lot of testing and dozens of formulations, we came up with a solution. Having extra hands comes in handy.
Which still is a pain for a brand new machine but I will take your advise to keep it like that. One thing to note is that my old MBA mid with Mavericks is totally fluid. Thank you so much! I have been so upset recently that my Mac has been running slow. I thought it was just me or I was running too much at one time. My whole computer feels like new again! I am so happy. Thank you for sharing what you found! I did notice considerable performance increase after doing this on Yosemite.
Was about to return my new Macbook retina model due to UI lag on all animations and changing workspaces, expose etc. You know the drill. Same as everyone else — this works perfectly and cured annoying laggy desktop animation and swipes on the magic pad. Yosemite I thought this was an issue I would have to live with for quite a while longer.
Not likely. This helped me a lot after I had gotten my screen replaced by Apple it started to lag. I was going to take it back to the store then I found this advice. Wow, congrats mate: life saver! Freshly bought MBP was driving me crazy with all the jittery space switching. It sounds like some who tried this had the problem return? Worst case is that you could restore your OS from the recovery partition make sure you have a backup.
I presume that if you return the laptop or take it to an Apple Genius Bar , they would probably first recommend erasing the hard drive and restoring a fresh copy of El Capitan anyway. Do you know what causes this? Is there any way to prevent rather than fix? Wow it actually worked. Just got a Gopro Hero 5 and was testing it. Thought it was broken. Thank you! I got really frustrated about this and some other things on new macbook pro … Thanks a lot, solved one of many issues now!
Today found this post and fixed my problem, again, thanks so much. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Alexbnn 07 April Andreas 25 April My MBP mid all of the sudden had this lag, but your instructions fixed it!
David 25 April BRo 24 October Enfin plus aucun lag sur Macbook Pro Retina! Private 11 August David 12 August David 19 August Yes, the animations still remain after performing the commands. Peter Briers 19 October ZacFA 06 January This immediately fixed my issue. Robert 17 January Mo'men 26 January Giorgio 30 January Ryndolf 28 November Zonzi 05 February Egle 25 February Solusi masalah display lag di maverick pulseshine 01 March Ramon Segura 10 April Felipe Magrini 02 May Alex 10 May Thanks for your help Cheers Alex.
David 10 May Good luck! Alex 11 May Hey David, thanks for your help now I know what to do Now I will sent my Macbook back to Apple. Thank you Cheers. JDragon 12 June Thanks so much!!! Jose 26 June Masa 14 July John Lyons 29 July David 25 September No idea what causes this, wish I knew!
Kevin 15 August Alberto 10 September Jesse 01 October Timothy Jason 21 October OSX Willem Luuk Nijdam 28 October David 01 November Ron 19 November Visionscaper 03 November Julian 04 November Mortimer 13 November Dmitry 20 November Regan 21 November Mihai 27 November Thank you, worked for me perfectly.
I tried it in Yosemite as it was making me crazy. Tobi 30 November Works like a charm! Thank you for the hint! MBP 15, Late Matthew 07 December David 09 December Lawrence 09 December Mahmoud 22 December Dan 28 December Mark Jaquith 05 January Dan 08 January Lagging in OSX?
This worked for me Refactor 08 January IMAN 08 January David 16 January Nick 15 January Vladimir 16 January Kadown 16 January Mark 23 January Dec 18, PM. Dec 18, PM in response to eduardobr - sp In response to eduardobr - sp. Well it really depends where in the U. I do know the following places in the U. Dec 18, PM in response to a brody In response to a brody.
Jul 11, AM in response to karen In response to karen Jul 11, AM. Community Get Support. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate. Browse Search. Ask a question. User profile for user: karen karen I bet I'm the first one to break it! More Less. Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. Helpful answers Drop Down menu.
View answer in context. Loading page content. Reply Helpful 1 Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. User profile for user: Gabycarrascore Gabycarrascore. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. User profile for user: Courcoul Courcoul. User profile for user: jkalonso jkalonso. Nov 12, PM in response to Courcoul In response to Courcoul A 50 inch old 80 pound plasma fell on top of my 3 month old macbook pro 15 retina display screen and broke it to pieces.
User profile for user: eduardobr - sp eduardobr - sp. Where can I fix it? And how about the cost for doing this? User profile for user: a brody a brody. Dec 18, PM in response to jkalonso In response to jkalonso JKalonso, Best to look for an authorized service technician in your home country. Dec 18, PM in response to eduardobr - sp In response to eduardobr - sp Well it really depends where in the U. Dec 18, PM in response to a brody In response to a brody if it was broken at home and you have contents insurance then it will probably be covered under that same for the workplace.
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The MacBook Pro Retina line has remained incredibly difficult for users to repair ever since. But broken shouldn't have to mean the end. Replacing the screen itself is a pretty simple and quick procedure. However, once the new screen is in. Your only other option is to call Apple Customer Relations () Wait for a human to come on the line and ask politely and firmly that.