My sister's kid dropped her Late 2007 MacBook, cracking the screen. She called me of course.
She found a replacement screen for ~$170, which arrived next day, she dropped it off for my attentions.
The shop manual says take the display off the lower body to R-n-R the LCD, but that's a lot of bother. I figured I could do the job by just popping the bezel apart in situ and I was right.
Two issues - the bezel front is somewhat fragile, so one must carefully pop it loose using a thin plastic card or plastic tool. Also, the backlight connection is buried in the hinge cover, once unscrewed and separated I had to pry it out a bit to get the BL cable unplugged and then again to plug in the new one.
Other than those items, it was pretty straightforward, just the usual care on re-assembly to ensure all wires run where they're supposed to go.
With this post, I mostly wanted to just record the event, and mention that it's a doable job for any reasonably competent tech. AND contrary to what the shop manual says, it doesn't require pulling the MacBook all apart to do it either. I will say it's helpful to have the manual on hand though, especially for the bezel reinstall details.
That's funny, just now saw this French web site has the whole story with pics and everything.