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Changing screen from matte to glossy

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Louis-Etienne Vallee Calculating status...
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Aug 15, 2012 10:10 AM

I have a late 2007 MPB. It is possible to change the screen from matte to glossy ?

Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,490 points)
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    Aug 15, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to Louis-Etienne Vallee)

    No offense, but with that old of a computer it's not really worth the money. I'm sure Apple could do it, but it would be expensive.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,175 points)
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    Aug 15, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to Louis-Etienne Vallee)

    You would need to replace the screen, which is a very expensive proposition. Some repair shops have "preowned" parts and may be willing to do the swap.

     

    The question is   Why? 

     

    Most people I know are fed up with the reflections and not being able to use the Mac productively outdoors so they would rather go from glossy to matte.  But to each his own....

  • peter_watt Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Aug 15, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to Louis-Etienne Vallee)

    Just put the macbook on a window ledge and go outside with a wireless keyboard and with the sun behind you.  Same effect with no cost.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)
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    Aug 15, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to Louis-Etienne Vallee)

    Glossy is generally considered inferior.

     

    There are kits you can buy to go from [inferior] glossy to [superior] matte by applying window film, but applying the film without introducing debris is difficult.

     

    There are no kits to go the other way, as glossy is considered inferior.

     

    If your Mac is not meeting your needs, buy a different one that meets your needs.

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  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,175 points)
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    Aug 15, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to peter_watt)

    peter_watt wrote:

     

    Just put the macbook on a window ledge and go outside with a wireless keyboard and with the sun behind you.  Same effect with no cost.

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  • WisdomTooth Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:23 PM (in response to Louis-Etienne Vallee)

    Just get the screen protector man, very cheap easy way of getting what you want.

     

    Few dollars at best.

     

    Changing the screen? Thats a big exercise for a slightly older computer now.

     

    If your going to spend a few hundred dollars, just sell yours for a few hundred $, add your few hundred you were going to spend on the screen, and buy a nice 2010 model off someone on ebay. Maybe if your lucky you could get one with some applecare left.

     

    Otherwise just the screen protector!

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