I’m interested in any suggestions and insights regarding the process to replace a glass screen on an MBP late 2013 model. The screens cost around $20. I see YouTube videos that show the replacement process ranging from tedious to tedious + painful. I am reasonably tech-savvy, somewhat undaunted by the tedium required, and perhaps even clever enough to come up with some improvements to the process (e.g. mini suction cups come to mind to pull off the screen). Apple service would replace the entire screen at $600+.
The background is this: The screen glass is dinged all over from continual hard contact with the keys as the clamshell was closed. I will be in the market to buy a new MBP toward the middle of the coming year. I am considering to donate the one I have now with a return of an investment of sweat-equity – I’d teach my 14yr old grandson how to replace the computer screen. The MBP I have has been updated with a 1TB Fledging RAM and 16GB memory, so it is still a worthy workhorse for a few more years.