Can I replace just the LCD screen for the A1369 MacBook Air?
Is it possible to purchase and replace just the 13" LCD screen for my A1369 Macbook Air instead of buying the entire top assembly? If it is, where can I purchase such a thing? Thanks.
You guys are killing me with the negativity and misinformation.
I can do this in under 20 minutes in the middle of the day when not videotaping it. Here is a one hour video detailing the process, which is EASILY DOABLE in under 20 minutes if you're on your game, pull the old one off in one piece, and don't have to explain anything to anyone around a JVC video camera.
ON THE BACKLIGHT
a) You plugged the cable in upside down(I did that enough times). It is counter intuitive, it actually appears to fit in upside down... it's annoying. The copper side has to be DOWN when plugging it into the connector on the polarizer PCB. Refer to my video.
b) You blew the backlight fuse. Check it, if blown, solder on a new one. WIll put up a video on how to replace a backlight fuse & spot it on a Macbook air shortly, but do check other videos for how to do QFN/other motherboard microsoldering.
c) You ripped the backlight cable. You're screwed. Sorry, go buy a new assembly
ON THE BEZEL
It is simple to remove this without damaging it. Simply use the right tool.
In my video, it took longer than usual for me to remove it. I can usually get that off in 40 seconds, I had a hard one that evening or maybe was just overworked and tired... either way, worst case scenario, it can be removed in five minutes. Watch the video, and you'll see the tool I use to do it - costs no more than fifteen dollars at an art supply store.
Also, don't be a lazy !@#, and make sure you remove all the old adhesive. Don't put old adhesive over new adhesive. See how my bezel fits right back in? It practically jumps back into that !@#$%^&*!@@@ when I'm done, because it's clean. It's not fun to scrape adhesive off with my fingernails for five minutes, but it IS fun to save $200. :-) I'll gladly forego a manicure to make $200.
ON THE PARTS
Yeah they're expensive as !@#$ and going down in price. I'm a more expensive vendor and I have them for $110, eventually they'll be $40-$70 just like the 11.6" Macbook Air.
I changed the LCD on an A1369. Below are the highlights:
1. The screen is replaceable; but hard to find and expensive. I found one on aliexpress.com f(like ebay) for $150 was scared purchasing but it came just fine and I now like Aliexpress.
2. The LCD comes only as a glass without any screws or metal frame to screw it in the lid. It has to be taped back.
3. Backlight is fixed on the screen and diffuser papers/plexi glass sheets have to be used from the original macbook; the original owner threw them away. So, I had to buy a broken lid with screen so I can use it from there for $40.
4. You have to be careful touching the diffusers and sheet as fingerprints there will show when you have assembled the screen.
5. You need to make sure that you remove the bazel carefully; it is affixed using a double sided tape; I didn't use a heatgun but used thinner plastic cards (thinner than credit cards) to remove the bezel. I started from right bottom of the screen where I used a thin screw driver to lift the bezel and then used the card to slide it up and around the three sides; bottom you have to do it only about 1 inch on each side and then lift it simultaneously from right and left side (using one edge would bend the bezel irreversibly).
6. Also, make sure that you clean the tape and gunk before putting the new screen in place.
Parts that I needed:
1. Gloves to make sure that I don't leave any marks on the screen diffusers.
2. Silicon roller to pick up dust from diffusers (from ebay).
3. LCD screen from ali express.
4. Replacement diffusers from another screen (if you have them then you don't need them).
5. Double sided 3M tape .
I will never do one replacement like this again. It seems you can find people doing it professionally for $230; check the internet; this way if there are imperfectinos you have someone to work with.
never ever ever ever again doing this LCD replacement. You will lose valuable time/money even attempting it. Although we managed it, it took us a good 2 hours and too much stress. I totally recommend NOT doing this.
Don't recommend doing just the LCD. Was a nightmare. Even after finally getting the screen to work the backlight failed on me. Ended up getting a pre-assembled LCD and back panel and just had to relay the camera and sort out the hinge. Was much easier. If ever doing again going to go with the full front assembly though to make life that much simpler and end up cheaper in the long run.
Yes, you can! But don't forget to buy front aluminium bezel, it's impossible to remove it without damages :) a1369 and a1466 screens are compatible
You can replace the LCD but it's extreme difficult. Probably the hardest LCD I've ever had to replace.
10/10 expert level. Trust me...
I did not damage the bezel or the back light.
The polarizer is $72-$115
The assembly is $217-$400
I know which one I'd rather be doing!
the screen and the top case are irreversibly fused together, so that is not possible
Your laptop will never be the same after replacement. Pay the money to apple $440.00 + TX, if you really love your laptop.
OR, sell this one for parts, Logic board will get you good money and buy a new one.
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