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I know you can switch the screen assembly from high-resolution matte to high resolution glossy, but can you go from low-resolution glossy to high resolution?

Specifically, if I get a 15" 2012 MBP and take it to an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP), can they upgrade a low-resolution glossy to high-resolution (non retina) glossy screen?

I purchased a 2012 MBP with the anti-glare, but I'd really rather have the glossy. So, it seems silly to pay more for a higher resolution screen and then just turn around and get it switched over at an AASP when I could just return the one I purchased and wait for one like I have but with a lower resolution screen.

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Technically, it would be possible. But apple doesn't offer an upgrade price, so you're only option is buying the screen for the rather high "stock" price. Selling yours on ebay and getting a model you want is probably cheaper

  • Buying the screen for the rather high stock price is a given as I would have to do that going from high-res matte to high-res glossy or low-res glossy to high-res glossy; so, either way I wind up paying for the high-res glossy screen separately. It's just that I've heard conflicting information on the feasibility doing this. I've read that it is possible as well as impossible. So, I was looking for someone who knew for a fact if it was possible or impossible. – user71473 Mar 24 '14 at 22:00
  • It is possible. The logic boards in these macbooks are the same, regardless of the display configuration – Kevin Grabher Mar 24 '14 at 22:05
  • That's good. I read somewhere else where someone said that the wires coming off of the board are different for the high res and low res monitors. I guess I'll just return this one and just hold out until a 2012 refurb comes out like mine but with the low res monitor. – user71473 Mar 24 '14 at 22:20
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No, it's apparently not possible:

https://de.ifixit.com/Answers/View/124673/Upgrading+Low+Res+LCD+to+High+Res+compatibility

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