Macbook Air 2017 Black Screen Repair

An interesting case of a Macbook Black Screen Repair we had in our post today in our Mac Repair workshop in Adelaide.

This gorgeous 13″ 2017 Macbook Air came from north SA. The customer found us on the web and called for an inquiry. We knew what to expect from the fault described and able to quote adequately.

Expected post – Macbook Air Black Screen Repair

We didn’t waste time and jump straight to it. First, we need to confirm the issue by turning it on. Great about these models is that clear Apple logo allows us to quickly diagnose missing backlight on Macbooks by shining a torch through it.

Missing screen backlight – Macbook Air Black Screen Repair

Upon opening, it was clear there was slight liquid damage on the LCD screen connector causing it to short the power lines of the screen. They carry 50V boosted voltage, causing significant damage when shorted.

Inspecting Macbook Air came for a Black Screen Repair

Macbook Air Backlight Repair Process

First, we wanted to check the LCD connector for damage. As the short seems to be originated around high voltage lines of the screen.

Replacement of these screens tops 600$ new, and if there is a damage on the connector, it may increase drastically repair quote we gave to the customer.

If we look closely to the left corner of the screen LCD connector we can see how it is slightly bruised up, due to the short within the connector.

Macbook Air LCD connector survived after a liquid damage
Macbook Air LCD connector survived after a liquid damage

When measured, the LCD connector had no short on it – what a relief. We have also noticed the backlight fuse also was shorted. So we went and replaced it.

Replacing fuse on Macbook Air with backlight repair
Replacing fuse on Macbook Air with backlight repair

When removed, we could still measure a short on the LCD connector side, meaning something is shorting within the LCD connector.

Removing LCD connector on Macbook Air A1466
Removing LCD connector on Macbook Air A1466

Macbook Backlight Repair we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:

  1. Get a Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
  2. Free pick up from the client’s location in Adelaide. Or alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
  3. Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
  4. Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
  5. Returning repaired system back to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.
LCD connector replacement of Macbook Air with no backlight repair
LCD connector replacement of Macbook Air with no backlight repair

We had to remove the shorted LCD connector and replace it with new one.

Please note: This is not educational material. It is rather a showcase of the services we offer.
Therefore, it should be used as general guidance of what to expect of such repairs.

In case you have a similar device and need the repair, always rely on professionals. These are sensitive electronic devices, and small mistakes may cause you a fortune.

Soldering New LCD Backlight Connector on Macbook Air for a Backlight Repair

The Result

Once the connector replaced, we were ready to assemble and test. As there were no other liquid signs on the board itself, we concentrated our repair around the LCD connector area and burned backlight fuse.

Would you like to read more about our Macbook Backlight Repairs? Check out some of our published repair cases.

Successful Macbook Air Backlight Repair
Successful Macbook Air Backlight Repair

Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

If your Mac or Macbook is causing trouble and need a Macbook Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise for the best scenario to get your device repaired.

We at IT-Solve, specialize in computer and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Macbook quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops.

Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an inquiry via Text us via Whatsapp MessengerWhatsApp or Text us via Facebook MesengerMessenger
Our engineers will respond quickly to your question.

Repair before Replacement

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. And the way how we do it is by educating our customers and providing affordable Macbook Repairs.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs, is a third to half of the price of a new device. While we do the repair we target common planned obsolescence design mistakes to ensure the longevity of the laptop usability.

That said, if we buy a new one or write it off via insurance, it does not guarantee that the new one will not meet the same fate as the older one pretty soon.
Quite often, we see accidents reoccurring within less than 6 months gaps. If we can save 1000$ or even 600$ today by repairing our faulty Macbook is great. That’s an extra half laptop cost ready to be spent on another one when the time comes.
When that time comes is up to us to buy a new one or keep pushing the one we have, but delaying it by a year or three is always a good starting point and saves another Macbook polluting our planet.

Limited free pickup and returns on eligible repairs in AdelaideCall Now