Screen hanging on by a whisker

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ajbriganti, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    Hello all,
    Like so many of us Macbook Air owners, my screen gradually succumbed to weak hinges and is now all grey and not working. It is still semi attached by just one hinge, and still gives some light when operating, so it is still barely alive. Ive been considering getting it repaired but 400 euros is way too much, my solution is to buy a 300 euro netbook and use the Macbook Air as a desktop attached to a monitor or TV screen.

    Is it this simple? I heard a 'mac rumour' that the airport connection runs the same way as the screen connection, so that if it the screen isnt fully connected, the airport connection doesnt work, which means no internet at all since theres no net cable socket.

    Can someone bust the rumour?

    If I connect the laptop to a monitor/screen will it work fine and dandy (with wireless)???

  2. macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    The antenna for wireless runs up into the display. So yes, if you tear the display off, you will probably lose the wireless.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    What about like in my case, if the screen is connected but only just?
  4. macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    You could just look at the tear apart guides and build a makeshift antenna.

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