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 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.

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 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!

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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 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.