MacBook Air A1369 LCD replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SirKhan, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. SirKhan macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    I'm new here and would like to ask you guys if anyone knows about a replacement LCD for MBA A1369 13". The "cheapest" I found is $500 :eek:, but there are $99 ones for the old MBA, I was hoping to find one in the same price range... :(
    Thanks in advance!
  2. feeth macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    If its gonna cost you $500, maybe check to see how much they go for on ebay with a broke screen. Sell yours and then buy a new one.
  3. SirKhan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    Nah, I like to repair stuff, but I need a "reasonably priced" ;) spare part.
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Not enough time has passed for the current MBA revision to see more used/broken units on the market.

    Self fixing is a loosing battle on current tech. In the end it will cost you in many ways not just $$.
  5. SirKhan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    I'm not sure what you mean?
  6. SirKhan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    Current replacement LCDs for Macbook Air A1369

    So apparently no one knows of a replacement lcd :( Too bad, here's what I've found so far:
    They claim $99 price, cheapest around but I have a strong feeling that the "Temporary out of stock." means they never really had one. Maybe they will in the future and this page is just a placeholder to get people to sign up on the waiting list ;-) I did sign up, can't hurt.

    Here's one for $659 :(

    Here's one for $500

    And nothing else seems to be found by da big Google. They all say these are "directly from the factory", not sure what that means or if it's true at all... Not that I care where it's from if it works perfectly, but I believe the price is high because of that fact.

    Anyone else?
  7. macbwizard macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2005
  8. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
  9. SirKhan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    Scottsdale I'll give them a call and let you all know what I find out.
    Thanks guys, appreciate it!
  10. walkerjohnny macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2011
    Did you get the quote from there yet?
    What is the cheapest price that you have checked out?
  11. SirKhan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    No unfortunately there was no quote from them "maybe in the future". Cheapest price is around $500 so far. :(
  12. SirKhan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    Solved: I got another one from eBay which had faulty logic board (possibly the "popular" GPU problem) and took the display off of it and replaced my broken one. It's as good as new :) Cost around $300 plus I can sell the remaining parts ;)
  13. h4lp m3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2011
    New Orleans
    my first move is always the same: call kyle at e-tech parts or their sister company Mission Repair. If they don't have the parts then no one does. And if they say they can't fix it, then that's your signal to not even try.

    Let me tell you a secret... The LCD is built into the casing. I know people have said similar things about the iPhone and iPad, and it turns out that they could be removed carefully with a little heat and some razors... This is not the case here. The LCD truly is unseparable from the frame.

    Even if it were possible to replace the LCD, it would be nothing short of a nightmare. You would never find the LCD because it simply doesn't exist- the LCD and bezel/back/lid/case/frame whatever you call it is all one part. To install a new LCD without changing the frame would require layering all those sheets of film, diffusers, plates and light guides and to finish it off, 3M 9703 conductive tape needs to be applied to connect the backlight... Do you know how to use that? Didn't think so. :p

    You simply have to replace the entire display.
  14. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    Nice find :)
  15. h4lp m3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2011
    New Orleans
    SmartmicroUSA is a reputable parts dealer with a score of 10 on ResellerRatings. They claim to have the screen in stock for $358, but I'm going to say it's a mistake. Can anyone confirm this? Any success?
  16. braddk macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2010
  17. lcdeurope macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2012
    interesting links


    I send you these interesting links:

    For French speakers: se spécialise dans des dalles des ordinateurs portables (écrans de remplacement des dalles brisées). Nous les vendons directement auprès des fabricants, ce qui nous permet de vous offrir neufs à des prix très bas.
    Voici le lien:

    For English speakers: specializes in screens laptops (replacement of broken screens) . We sell directly from manufacturers, allowing us to offer you new low-priced ones.
    Here is the link:

    For Italian speakers: specializzato in schermi per computer portatili ( sostituzione del display rotto del vostro Notebook). Compriamo direttamente dal produttore, ciò ci permette di proporvi i prezzi migliori e più bassi del mercato.
    Questo è il nostro link:

    For German speakers: spezialisiert auf Bildschirmen des Laptops (Ersatz von defekten Bildschirme). Wir verkaufen direkt vom Hersteller, so dass wir neue und preiswerte Bildschirme Ihnen anbieten.
    Hier ist der Link:

    For Spanish speakers: se especializa en pantallas para portátiles (sustitución de pantallas rotas).Vendemos directamente de los fabricantes, lo que nos permite ofrecer pantallas nuevas a bajos precios.
    Aquí está el enlace:

    Best regards!!!

  18. sammathew macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ
    It is very unfortunate that your screen broke and now it is very hard to afford a new screen, but at the price you are looking for is quite hard to get a screen. The best possible solution is to wait for the screen to be back in the stock.
  19. TechRestore macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2012
    11.6 and 13.3 2010+ MacBook Air Screen Repair

    Hi there,

    Just a quick note to let you know that TechRestore (that's us) does repair the 11.6 MacBook Air screen for $329 (as of 7/18/12, might be less when you read this).

    This is a very detailed repair that takes some specialized machinery to complete due to the LCD panel being fused to the aluminum housing. Our repairs are completed by Apple Certified technicians and we include a 1-year warranty.

    Here's a link:

    Hope this helps!
    TechRestore Support Minion #32

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