Half of MacBook Air screen broken?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kirafra, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. kirafra macrumors newbie


    Sep 18, 2017
    About a week ago my MacBook fell on its side (open) from about the height of a ruler, since, half of the screen has been white with a blue line diagonally across( picture attached). I've restarted my MacBook and given it time to cool down, any help or advice would be much appreciated, and if it is a hardware problem, around how much would it probably be to have it fixed?

    edit: since starting it up, I've also noticed the fan is much louder than it was previously?


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  2. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2013
    Mckinney, TX
    It's clearly cracked. The LCD will need to be replaced. Depending on your exact model, most run about $300 for the part online.
  3. ctrlzone macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2017
    oh noes, the Feelings :(
    hopefully a screen replacement will be enough
    keep it turned off to not damage even more

    this clearly isn't a Software issue ;)
  4. kirafra thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 18, 2017
    :( I knew it in the back of my mind but damn if it isn't expensive :confused:
  5. Audit13 macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    It may just need a screen replacement.

    For the fan issue, try a pram and/or smc reset. If doesn't fix the fan issue, it could also be that the sensors around the trackpad are also damaged.

    If possible, connect it to an external monitor to test the keyboard, trackpad, usb ports, sound, and magsafe board.

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