We got a MacBook Pro in the shop today with a slightly unusual screen. This is a 15 inch MacBook Pro model A1286 like many of our customers have, but with one major upgrade. Instead of a standard LCD panel, this Mac has a “HD” LCD panel with a matte finish that’s easier to read and displays accurate colors. Before Apple came out with their newer Retina display technology, this was the top of the line. Some people still prefer these matte screens because they reduce glare. This MacBook Pro was in dire need of a Matte LCD Screen Repair. One feature of these Matte LCD MacBooks is that they lack a glass panel over the screen. Instead, they have a thin aluminum bezel around the edge of the screen. This one has been decorated with a cute little fish sticker!
The benefit of this design is that there’s no glass to break, but the downside is the LCD panel is a little more exposed. Like all laptops, the screens on these MacBook Pros are susceptible to damage from drops, bumps, impacts, and rough handling. We’re not sure exactly what happened to this computer, but the screen is definitely cracked. There’s a clear point of impact on the upper right of the display, with lines radiating outward from a spot on the screen. There are also rainbow colored pink, green, blue, yellow, orange and purple vertical and horizontal lines staggered across the screen on top of the image and a grey bar across the bottom of the screen. There’s even a black section in the uppermost corner of the display. Not a pretty picture.