Another A2179 Macbook Screen Replacement we have received this week. Unbelievable how fragile these new Macbook screens are.
Instead of having a glass LCD panel, it seems to be a mixture of plastic and glass. Small pressure results in a leaked or blacked-out screen. In some rare cases like this one, we can see the damage, but the outer “glass” seems intact.
A2179 Macbook Screen Replacement Process
Unfortunately in all cases of the black screen or visible damage, we require to replace the whole LCD of the Macbook top case assembly. This is a pricey repair as seen in our Macbook Screen Replacement Price guide.
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 on 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 irreversible electronic damage. Which may require whole part replacement for 2 or 3 times the cost.
Apple, unfortunately, serialised these screens, meaning that even if the 2021 model Macbook Air screen has the same dimensions and connection pinout. It is not compatible with the 2020 or 2022 model. Thus causing only a short and narrow manufacturing process of these screens. Hence cost stays high, as we cannot stock these screens for long. Due to many people opting to buy new models instead, lured by Apple Genius Bar salesmen.
Successful A2179 Macbook Screen Replacement
Replacing this screen is a straightforward process, however, sourcing the screen is a nightmare. Apple doesn’t sell them as parts to individual repair shops. At the same time, they charge 80% of the cost of a new Macbook Air for the replacement of this screen. Forcing people to think there is no other option than buying a new one.
We can drop this cost to around 30-50% of the cost of a new one, by replacing only the inner LCD of the screen. We can’t show this process as it is confidential and requires high precision and workmanship. But thanks to our reliable LG and AU Optronics suppliers we can fit genuine LCD parts into the existing back cover. This way we are saving another aluminium part from ending in the landfill as well as reducing aluminium mined from our earth natural resources by reusing the existing one. That’s recycling right there!
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 on 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!
Repaired, not Replaced!
We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. How we do it is by educating our customers on 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 from polluting our one and only Planet.