Jump to content

Macintosh Portable Display Interchangability


Recommended Posts

Hi, I have a 5126 with a broken display ribbon cable.  Is it possible to fit the more common 5120 non-backlit display?  The connector on the logic board is similar but not the same.  Are pinout diagram available for

this connector?

 

Otherwise, if someone has a spare backlit ribbon cable I’m interested...

FF8961E4-497C-4318-8CAD-004450796ED7.jpeg

1D58E9EE-062A-47F4-B480-0E75B3785BFE.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites

this is a very common problem. I dont have time these days unfortunately, but someone needs to model and clone this cable, as it can be run through some of the flat flex PCB services in China. 

 

I did create a cross chart between the two displays, but I need to dig it up. I use a non-backlit display to test backlit portable boards as I only have 1 backlit portable that I dont want to keep taking apart to test these boards. 

Edited by techknight
Link to post
Share on other sites

so, i have a non backlit mainboard with a backlit screen. it has a card in the ROM slot with i guess the backlight driver and a strange cable. Was this some aftermarket solution or an upgrade to the older models?

i sadly don't have a better picture of the display cable, but the wires from the card and the connector that goes to the mainboard are soldered onto the flatflex that is connected to the screen

 

IMG_3615.thumb.JPG.9de80305afb93c2f1a73638e5429af58.JPGIMG_3605.thumb.JPG.5fd8bfa2133cde26c22d956d71e27381.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...