Macbook Backlight Repair

Macbook Backlight Repair is needed when we have a Macbook which turns on but the screen stays black.

We can quickly and easily diagnose this by ourselves by shining a torch on the screen. For instance, some Macbooks models built before 2017 have a glass apple logo. Shining a torch through the back shows the problem immediately. This way, we can see if the whole screen is not functioning or only the backlight is missing.

Macbook Air Backlight Repair

As seen in the picture, when we shine a torchlight with these models, we can actually diagnose if there is indeed a backlight issue.


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Some of the symptoms which may indicate the need for Macbook Backlight Repair:

  • Macbook turns on with black screen
  • Macbook water repair
  • Macbook black screen repair
  • Macbook backlight repair
  • Macbook screen repair
  • Macbook turns on with a black screen
Macbook Backlight Repair

What causes backlight problems on Macbooks?

The main cause of this damage would be a water spillage on the LCD connector unless there were an intervention from the user. For example, trying to disconnect the screen and have shorted it accidentally.
Additionally, this connector is pretty close to the charging port on these models, and a little water spillover over the Macbook is enough to damage it. This can cause a Macbook Backlight Problem and would require a Macbook Backlight Repair.

Macbook shorted backlight fuse - Macbook Backlight Repair
Macbook shorted backlight fuse

Sometimes we are lucky and can get away with shorted backlight fuse, although it is very rare.
However, most of the cases we have is a shorted Macbook backlight chip causing voltage not to be boosted enough to supply a backlight. In a case like this, we need to replace the Backlight chip.

Macbook Backlight Chip Replacement - Macbook Backlight Repair
Macbook Backlight Chip Replacement

On some occasions, it also can be caused by the screen connector or screen itself (especially with new generation USB-C type Macbooks).

Most of the time, we will have to replace the screen, although we can sometimes repair the connector, as in the example below.

Shorted power lines on Macbook Air screen connector

We specialise in component level repairs and can perform a Macbook Backlight Repair service here in Adelaide. This way, we keep the cost low by repairing the Macbook logic board instead of replacing it. Also, keeping these amazing laptops out of the wasteland. Please have a look at some of our Macbook Backlight Repair cases.

Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

If your Apple 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.

Interstate? Why not Send IT for a Repair. Repairs take under three weeks, including forward and backward postage. Contact us to get an idea of cost and turnarounds.

We at IT-Solve, specialise in Apple Mac and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Mac quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops. Our average repair takes under a week!

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Repaired, not Replaced!

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. How we do it is by educating our customers in the reparability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Macbook Repairs here in Adelaide.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs, is between a third and half of the price of a new device. However, with the current trend of planned obsolescence in electronic design, we see more and more Macbooks having shorter lifespans. To tackle that, while we do our repairs we target common planned obsolescence engineering design mistakes to ensure we extend the life expectancy of the Macbooks we repair. Check some of our Macbook Repair Cases to get an idea of the process.

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.
As matter of fact, quite often we see accidents reoccurring within less than 2-year gaps. If we can save 2000$ or even 1000$ today by repairing our faulty Macbook is brilliant. That’s an extra half Macbook cost ready to be spent on another one when the time comes or our need for performance increases.
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 abandoned Macbook polluting our one and only Planet.

Some of our repair cases

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

Macbook Pro repair with no display – 2012 model

Often we see Macbooks which have one issue, and it is straight forward for us to quote the repair upfront.

Macbook Air 2017 Black Screen Repair

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

Apple Mac water spilled repair

Water spilled Mac is often seen coming to our workshop. But rarely we get customers responding so instant to the

Macbook Retina water spillage repair

One of the repairs we have got this week was this 13″ Macbook Pro Retina 2015 A1502 model. These are

Macbook Air Backlight Repair

Repairing Macbook Air with backlight issues caused by liquid damage Macbook we have received this week was sent to us