Cracked Macbook Air Screen, Help :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JillBinoche, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I cracked my Macbook Air Screen. What is the best place to get it fixed for cheap that will do a good job (Apple is too expensive).
     
  2. DisplacedMic, Apr 10, 2013
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    there's no answer you're going to get here that you're going to like... best place, cheap and good job might not all be possible.

    how much was the fruitstand trying to charge you?

    Basically your options are:

    Have Apple do it.
    Find someone local who works on Macs.
    Find someone online who can do it - like Ifixit for example.
    Do it yourself

    Replace the computer
    Live with it if the screen still works.


    You didn't give us any information about which MBA you have but a quick google search looks like the part itself is going to be at least $200-$300 and a non-apple replacement is going to be closer to $500 as per the link i gave you above.

    Sorry that happened :(

    good luck!
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    Do it yourself if you're half competent with a screwdriver. You'll need to buy a pentalobe screwdriver to remove the bottom case ($5), and the only other screwdriver you'll need is a T8 for the hinges. If you've never done it before, it's a half hour to 45 minute repair. If you're competent, you can do it in about 15 minutes.

    If you post the last 4 digits of your serial number we can give you the exact part number of the screen you need to buy :).
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Go to Apple store and let them know you crack the screen by accident. They might be able to replace for free. I was able to get it repair for free. Good luck!
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Likewise, I closed the lid with the earphone buds between and cracked the screen.

    Took it to my Apple store, but must admit that when they said it could not be replaced for free, I laid on the 73 year old disabled War Pensioner, and that did the trick.

    tut
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol ... nice ;)
     
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    blesscheese

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    Well, it should count for something...right?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Macbook pro

    i also have a cracked computer screen the last 4 digits of my laptop are dty3
     
  9. macrumors 68030

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    13" 2012 MBP - screen required is 661-6594 - Price from apple will be about $500. You can probably pick it up for $250-$300 refurb.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    Is it just the glass overlay or the LCD itself that is damaged?

    Anyway, you may want to check a quote with www.iresq.com . I know nothing about the company beyond the fact they've been around for a long time but thought I'd mention it in case you've never heard of them before.

    Edit, they charge $279 (plus shipping) to replace 13" MBA LCD.
     
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    I replaced the LCD on a few laptops. I sometimes buy a laptop with a cracked screen for cheap, then repair it. The LCD you need for the MBA goes for a little under $200 on eBay. Go check there.

    I never buy LCDs off websites like iresq -- it's always cheaper on eBay.

    For repair guides, iFixit is the go-to place. For the difficult spots, peruse YouTube for videos and watch how they do the part you're stuck at.
     
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    l.a.rossmann

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    Here's a long step by step guide I created on how to do this yourself replacing just the glass overlay. I zoom in on the parts that are difficult or a pain in the ass, and I don't fast forward through the difficult parts or my own mistakes.

    If a dumbass like myself can do it, then surely you can as well. Do give a thumbs up if you can, the internet is nothing but a high school popularity contest, and it helps.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxBL9BN4bW8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUl2mFZoRqjw_ELax4Yisf6w

    You can get the entire job done for under $200 if you do it yourself.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    I cracked both the glass screen and the LCD and Apple quoted me £230 before deciding to do it for free.

    They also replaced the battery for me when it dropped to 75% earlier than it should have done.

    tut
     
  14. AXs
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    AXs

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    Just to know, so that we can learn from this incident - how exactly did you crack the screen?

    Or how do people crack their Air screens in general? Dropping it will crack the screen?

    Please share.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    Someone said they closed the lid with their earbuds lying on the keyboard. So that can break a screen and besides that I've read a couple if times on these forums that people dropped their machines from desks or tore them accidentally by some earphones plugged into it.

    Well, and I don't want to sound harsh, but I don't think it takes a lot to figure out what could break a screen. Just handle it with the appropriate care and you should be fine.
     
  16. macrumors 65816

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    My friend's husband stepped on her laptop and made it unusable. I pulled the HDD from it and put it in my external case and used my MBP to xfer the pictures to a new laptop of hers.

    Missed a screw that had hopped into the hinge area between the keyboard and display. Found it when I went to shut my MBP though. Made a nice *CRACK* sound, and over the next few days, the crack lengthened until it hit another edge of the glass.

    Display is in perfect shape, and unless you look dead on, you miss most of the crack. Still though. :(
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Could you tell me what screen I need to purchase to replace it for macbook air 13" ending in djwt

    Thanks
     
  18. macrumors 68030

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    To double check I have that as a:

    MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.7 13" (Mid-2011)
    MC965*/A

    The screen you'd need is a 661-5732 (although you should always double check with the seller :)).
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if you can share with us where you are looking up screen parts information using the last 4 digits of the mac's serial number?
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    It can be very difficult for someone without experience to replace the lcd without damaging the backlight sheets behind. Selling your Mac to a company like www.macbookcrackedscreen.co.uk and use the money to buy a new one can be a good solution!
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Cracked screen replacement for DDR1? MBAir

    Can you advise required screen if last 4 numbers are DDR1 in SN?
    A1369 (EMC 2392)
     
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    charlyham

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    You can do a lookup here:
    http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    Hi there - I've also cracked my screen I don't have extended warranty or if I did its expired. How did you get them to fix it at no cost? Or did you have warranty?
     

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