2013 Macbook air BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by javi.d824, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. javi.d824 macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2016
    Have read plenty of posts but haven't really found a solution.
    When I push the power button on my 2013 macbook air (unplugged) (recently let the battery died completely) the battery sign comes on to charge the computer. (Recently figured this out today)
    Once it's plugged in the computer chimes but the screen stays completely black.
    When I press the caps lock button the green light doesn't come on either and the keyboard doesn't light up.

    Already tried the resets and they didn't work.

    Any solutions or ideas?
  2. NathanA macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2008
    Try plugging in an external monitor? If you see something, then there is a problem with the Air's display. If you don't see something, there might be a problem with the logic board.

    -- Nathan
  3. kiwipeso1 Suspended


    Sep 17, 2001
    Wellington, New Zealand
    It takes a few seconds for it to load from flat battery, longer than a regular start up, as the MBA needs to restore how it was at power-down.
    I would suggest that you need it to load for 30 seconds from completely flat, and then leave it to fully charge.
  4. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    if battery is completely flat, I never ever turn it on immediately after plugging it in. That is placing maximum stress on the battery and power circuits, which are having to deal with managing the rush of current into a flat battery plus deal with processing the start-up sequence on very minimal current reserves.

    You notice when battery gets below 5% everything slows down to save power? Imagine how much slower it is on 0%-1% battery? I always wait a few minutes after plugging it in, ideally 5 minutes, but sometimes a bit less, to let the battery charge up past the 5% threshold.

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