MBP bad display?


New Member
Nov 8, 2010
So my display on my mid 2009 MBP started getting a bunch of weird lines lately. The lines go away if you move the screen a little, but they don't stay gone for long. I just got back from my genius bar appointment and they are saying its a bad display. I was an idiot and didn't buy Apple care when i had the chance. So now they want $280 to fix it, which is a little ridiculous since its less than 2 yrs old.

I guess it comes down to either spending $250 up front on Apple care, or $280 now to have it fixed. I just don't think I should have to drop another $280 on a $1300 computer for a problem that it shouldnt have in the first place.

Anyone else has display problem like this? Any other solutions?


Sep 10, 2007
Yeah, that stinks to have a monitor go out that soon. I've replaced tons of LCDs for Windows machines for far less. My guess is, Apple LCDs are more expensive from the reseller or the part kit you're getting involves more than just the LCD. Add in the labor and that price is about right unfortunately.
Nov 14, 2008
Cairo, Egypt.
Well, if your warranty is already over, which I'm guessing it is, why don't you just buy the LCD replacement from iFixit or some other site and either do it yourself or have a friend or someone who's professional do it for you for much less than Apple is going to charge you? As I said, if your warranty is already over, then you wouldn't have to worry about doing it yourself and voiding the warranty.

But in the end, it's advisable to let Apple do it for you instead of playing around with it. After all, it's a $1300 notebook, pretty expensive for a computer with its specifications.