The Screen border is Punctured

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jane.nicole24, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jane.nicole24 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2012
    I had my macbook air 11.6 inch sitting on my bed and my phone was on the keyboard. well, it fell onto the floor and the phone hit the bottom of the border around the screen and now it is dented. the screen most definitely isn't cracked but exactly half of the screen is discolored and a eighth is whited out. i think that it is the dent causing this because if you lightly press on the border around the screen it becomes discolored. is there a way to just replace the border?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. WissMAN macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2009
    Lone Star state
    Ouch. Sorry to hear that. Let us know if you figure a solution.
  4. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    It's pinching down on the display data cable. You'll need a new screen assembly, as the cable is most likely permanently damaged at this point.
  5. Jane.nicole24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2012
    There is no way the just replacing the border will fix it? or just a lcd screen?
  6. ericDylan macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    the LCD screen in pretty much the whole thing. Also, the border is not the problem, the screen is. The only way to replace the screen is to replace the whole top part of the laptop. I think that is around 600, but i might be wrong. It sounds a little high to me, but that is what comes to mind.
  7. anirudh macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2008
    Unfortunately, in the case of the Airs, the lcd is 'bonded' to the top casing. There is no way of changing JUST the bezel. The whole top needs to be replaced which turns out to be quite expensive. I take it you havent opted for any insurance due to accidental damage? If not, then theres no other option than ponying up the ridiculous amount of money to get the whole top replaced. Of course, theres a slight chance that the Apple store genius is in a generous mood and offers to do it grátis :)

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