2.2 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz), 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz), or 2.8 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz) quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 6 MB shared L3 cache.

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Screen Separated From Body - Stripped Threads, Snapped Webcam Cable

This MBP was pushed way past impending doom warning signs, and eventually a hinge gave out, screen hinge screws stripped the threads of the screen assembly on 3 of 4 screw holes, WiFi/BT cables snapped along with webcam cable. The screen assembly completely separated away from the body with no connections of any kind remaining.

I have new hinges, new antennas, new LVDS cable. The screen works, the antennas work, but I'm left with a torn webcam cable sticking out the bottom of the screen (as picture) and cannot attach the screen as the screws won't tighten - the threads in the screen assembly are no good.

Is there an easy way to work out the correct webcam cables to resolder back together with the screen assembly still in one piece?

Please could any one also recommend a work around to get reliably tight screws attaching the screen to the hinges?

Willing to give up on the webcam as not going to remove the screen glass but it's a write off if I cannot get the screen attached. Full screen assembly replacement is cost prohibitive also.


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Yes it is possible to solder your webcam cable back together but it’s not going to be easy as it will require complex micro soldering

What I would do here is buy another faulty display and strip the cable back so you can see which cables go where as I doubt you will find a wiring diagram

As for the stripped screws there’s not much we can do without it going to the extreme ,you could use superglue and glue the screws back in or you could use red loctite BUT BE WARNED it will never ever come out again easily if you use these methods but it will hopefully fix the issue

Hopefully this helps

If you need any more help please ask



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Thanks for your response. I have given up on the webcam front, it's not an easy one to try and fix.

The stripped threads I've tried Loctite and so far, so good. Fingers crossed it holds. For reference, I'm in the UK and the closest I could get to unbreakable/permanent Loctite was the 270 variety which is actually green.




Red loctite or green in your case is pretty strong stuff so hopefully it lives up to what it’s known for:-)

As for the webcam:those ones are tricky and I don’t blame you for giving up with it

Also I’m in the UK too!:-)



@hellomacos I feel like an idiot now, I've just come home to find my wife has managed to beat the Loctite and the worst side for thread issues has given up already. This is so frustrating.




That is the first time I have ever heard of this type of loctite breaking

Apologies if you have already mentioned it but is it the screen side that has broken or the keyboard side that has broken?



@hellomacos So it's the threaded holes that have got damaged in the screen assembly, mostly on the left / LVDS side, probably with some smaller damage to the right / antenna side but that side has at least held for now.

Running out of options now.

Re-tapping the holes could potentially be an option if I get access to the right taps but chances are small and then I'd have to source bigger screws for the newly tapped holes.

Or... drill through and use longer screws/bolts and big ugly nuts on the back of the screen - ha!

It just feels like a huge waste of a working display and therefore potentially a waste of a useable laptop. Buying another display (unless it's less than about £100) is not viable...




Ouch! You’ve got a mess! Sadly stripped out holes within the lid side hinges really needs a new display assembly MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Mid 2015) Display Assembly the web camera cable is not easy to replace and spicing something workable won’t be easy. And as SMC monitors a thermal/voltage sensor within it it needs to be wired otherwise SMC will push your system into CPU safe mode ramping up the fan and lowering the CPU’s clocking.

So the easiest fix is replacing the display, now the rub! This model is still highly desirable so finding a display is not easy as you only have the used marketplace but finding a dead system to swap out the display is what I would do and often the cost is a lot less. Here’s the guide to do it MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 Display Assembly Replacement

I have two of these and I’ll tell you they are worth saving.

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