cracked my macbook screen! :(

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cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by stonee » Thu May 07, 2009 8:33 pm

I'm screwed, may career basically relys on me being able to edit video anywhere, and not to mention my djing...

FUCK.

reward will be given for anyone who can find me a cheap screen!

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by D K » Thu May 07, 2009 8:37 pm

do you have apple care?
it isn't supposed to cover it, but apple fixed my old 17" powerbook screen
for free. it's worth a try...

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by stonee » Thu May 07, 2009 8:48 pm

no, bought it used :(

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by sparklepuff » Thu May 07, 2009 8:59 pm

Your career depends on it?

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by beats me » Thu May 07, 2009 9:22 pm

son of a... that sucks.

I don't know if Macbooks have an external monitor port but a friend of mine has some old ass Mac laptop that the screen went poof, so he just took it off and uses an external monitor.

Kind of defeats the point of a laptop but it's a solution for the time being.

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by locojohn » Thu May 07, 2009 9:46 pm

beats me wrote:I don't know if Macbooks have an external monitor port but a friend of mine has some old ass Mac laptop that the screen went poof, so he just took it off and uses an external monitor.
Depends on how old is your MacBook.

The newer MacBooks (I have one from february 2008) have mini-DVI output which you can use to connect to an external DVI or VGA input, assuming you will have to purchase the correct adapter/cable for this to work. I am typing this message using external display actually.

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by sparklepuff » Thu May 07, 2009 10:09 pm

And there is nothing more portable than a MacBook with an external display. :roll:
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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by stonee » Thu May 07, 2009 10:12 pm

the screen is still usable n stuff, its just got a big crack running through it. luckily the crack starts near the top, so the liquid isn't in a hurry to run out.

so, i put an order in on screencountry.com. 280$ all in, and I should have something by Tuesday. then I have to either install it myself, or find someone who can do it without charging me 200$ for 2 hours of labour :roll:

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by sparklepuff » Thu May 07, 2009 10:25 pm

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by Imaulle » Thu May 07, 2009 11:06 pm

I've replaced lsd screens on laptops before. it's really easy. just remove the broken one, get the part number off of it and find a new one on ebay. I spent $60 shipped on the last one I did I believe.

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by funky shit » Thu May 07, 2009 11:17 pm

sparklepuff wrote:And there is nothing more portable than a MacBook with an external display. :roll:
More portable than one witha fucked screen in the OP's case.
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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by Machinesworking » Fri May 08, 2009 1:09 am

The downside of glass, I dropped an iphone and shattered the dammed thing last summer, sucked! :x

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by stonee » Fri May 08, 2009 1:21 am

the case is bent too, and is buggering up the cd drive :(

i got a guy who can do it all for me for a case of beer or something. god love him.

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by stonee » Fri May 08, 2009 12:07 pm

it will be years before I can afford another machine, haha

I have a good backup running on it, so hopefully i cant loose to much.

but your right, its true, and does suck, every couple of years your going to loose, or at least severly damage your computer.

at least thats what i tell myself to soften the blow, haha

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Re: cracked my macbook screen! :(

Post by SimonPHC » Sat May 09, 2009 7:21 pm

Imaulle wrote:I've replaced lsd screens on laptops before.
Sounds awesome, like to try that one. :)

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