Macbook 13 dilemma

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  1. lenorman

    lenorman Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi

    Heres the problem:

    I have a macbook air mid 2012 with a display issue. Just backlight but no display. Im assuming the lcd is broken.

    I also have a early 2014 macbook air with a board issue.

    Would I be able to swap the 2012 logicboard into the working 2014 houaing and would it work?

    I wont fry the 2014 lcd?
    I have opened both and the board designs are very similar.

    Effectively ill be doing a logic board swap from 2012 into 2014.

    Both are 13'3 models
     
  2. KCETech1

    KCETech1 Notebook Prophet

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    I don't believe it will work, the boards would need exact layout if you did not want to modify the chasis, but the bigger issue is I am certain the screen, keyboard and trackpad use different connectors as well. I could be wrong but I think the screen in the 2012 is LVDS and the 2014 is eDP which are totally incompatable technology.

    once I am home I can quite possibly get you more solid information on that.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Even though Apple systems look the same on the outside, the company often makes subtle changes to the innards between product generations, which will preclude what you are looking to do. You can always try to swap them, but it's highly likely it will not work.
     
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