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themastermix
Jul 22, 2009, 08:41 PM
hi all
i'm new to this forum and also new to apple products ..
i bought a macbook air 2 months ago , skipping the bla bla , my little 3 years sister was messing around the house and she messed with the notebook and it fell from the table on the floor and went off ,
upon starting the computer , it started normally with no weird sounds or broken material but with a reddish screen ...you can see the desktop but all the color are corrupted ,
i shut it down and dismantled it to see if there's anything detached due to the shock and after huge time and searching and researching i managed to notice a missing part near the screen cable plug on the logic board ...the following picture where the red mark is the part i'm missing :

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4659/73395369.jpg (http://img169.imageshack.us/i/73395369.jpg/) http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/73395369.jpg/1/w829.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img169/73395369.jpg/1/)

i got a magnifier and tried to locate any info of the other parts which were still there with no use , i took it apple care center where they told me they don't do fixes they just install a whole logic board and it will cost me about 1K $ (i live in lebanon) ..so i just wanna know what is the type of this missing part and what are its specifications so i can find a similar part and manage to weld it in that place


sorry for this long thread and thanks in advance for any help



guydude193
Jul 22, 2009, 08:45 PM
eBay will sometimes have whole logic boards for Apple products for cheaper than what you'd be paying for the Apple technicians to fix it.
Try searching around on eBay; I'm sure you'll find one. :apple::apple:

Mactagonist
Jul 22, 2009, 09:44 PM
It seems more likely to me that the ribbon cable or its socket would have been damaged by the impact. A soldered chip or resistor seems unlikely to be dislodged.

Have you tried simply reseating the ribbon cable and powering it on?

displaced
Jul 23, 2009, 05:07 AM
It seems more likely to me that the ribbon cable or its socket would have been damaged by the impact. A soldered chip or resistor seems unlikely to be dislodged.

Have you tried simply reseating the ribbon cable and powering it on?

Yeah - I wouldn't draw too many conclusions from comparing your board to photos of someone else's. Those sorts of minor components get removed/moved very often with each revision of a board. Bear in mind that one 'model' of Mac might cover several internal hardware revisions.

themastermix
Jul 23, 2009, 10:15 AM
yes but if u look at the place this part is missing u will notice that there was a soldered part which was removed , u can see broken pieces of soldering , i have double checked the ribbon cable no damaged parts or any defect in the plug ....does anyone know the name and description of the part which is there
does anyone who have a macbook air take a high resolution picture of this part

Pixellated
Jul 23, 2009, 10:48 AM
Could the display itself be damaged?

themastermix
Jul 23, 2009, 10:51 AM
i doubt since everything in the screen is working normally it's just missing a color so i think this missing part is for the missing color ...i'm just looking to find this part and if it didn't work then i will change the whole thing