Macbook Air Repair with No Backlight after screen replacement

It is easy to watch a bunch of youtube videos and fall for the “easy Macbook screen replacement” or “Macbook screen Replacement under 10 minutes” titles, thinking that screen replacement of Macbooks is a straight forward job. However, the reality is that newer devices get thinner and smaller and more sensitive to ESD and electronics mishandling.

Macbook Air with Backlight problems after a screen replacement

Although we encourage DIY, we cannot stress enough how sensitive these parts are. A small mistake caused due to lack of knowledge or unawareness may drastically increase the repair cost.

Exactly this happened to the Macbook we have received recently. The customer had a broken screen and tried to replace the screen by himself.

Unfortunately, he must not have followed the correct procedure while doing it and shorted the screen connector. As a result, he ended up with a damaged motherboard and still needed a screen replacement on top of that. Almost doubling the repair bill.

Macbook Air Repair with No Backlight

We, of course, tested the Macbook with one of our test screens to confirm if the issue was with the new screen he has replaced, or indeed the logic board had got damaged from the improper installation.

Test screen not showing backlight as well
Test screen not showing backlight as well

Tested with our test screen confirmed that the logic board must have an electronic failure.

Removing not functioning Macbook keyboard
Removing not functioning Macbook keyboard

Straight away, we noticed the boosted voltage from the backlight chip was not matching the specifications. That means the backlight chip was shorted while replacing the screen, or some ESD has been sent its way from the customer’s body.

Macbook Air Backlight Repair - Removing shorted backlight chip
Macbook Air Backlight Repair – Removing shorted backlight chip

After the backlight chip has been removed, we need to clean the area with leaded solder and prepeare it for the new chip.

Preparing the area for a backlight chip replacement
Preparing the area for a backlight chip replacement

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.

We have a sophisticated equipment workshop with high accuracy microscope, ultrasonic cleaning bath, reflow machine and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic boards repairs. With hundreds of components in stock, we quickly located and replaced the faulty resistors and capacitors in the area.

Fitting brand new backlight chip on Macbook Air with No Backlight Repair
Fitting brand new backlight chip on Macbook Air with No Backlight Repair

With a soldered new backlight chip, this Macbook Air Repair with No backlight is almost complete. The next step is to check the backlight functionality with our test screen before we completely assemble it.

Macbook Air Repair with No Backlight - Replaced backlight chip
Macbook Air Repair with No Backlight – Replaced backlight chip

The Result – Macbook Air Repair with No Backlight

Fully assembled and ready for extended tests, this Macbook Air Repair with No Backlight went by the book. And although the cost of a screen replacement and a logic board repaired combined may have been close to a cost of a new Macbook Air.

The customer still made a good choice of keeping this 2017 model Macbook Air, which will definitely serve him longer than any new Macbook Air.

Macbook showing correct voltage and power draw - Macbook Repairs
Macbook showing correct voltage and power draw – Macbook Repairs

Would you like to read more about our Macbook not turning on Repairs? Check out some of our published repair cases.

Successful Macbook not turning on repair

Call us today for your Macbook Repair in Adelaide

If your Macbook or iMac 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, specialise in computer and electronics repairs. And we will do our best to quickly repair your computer without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops.

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