Can the screen be replaced?
I broke the retina screen on my air, and I’m curious to know if it’s replaceable and how difficult it would be.
Sure it can be replaced but I’ve got no idea if you can find the part anywhere around, nor if the part is somehow paired to the Mac through the infamous T2 chip, maybe @danj already has some insight about it. Technically speaking there are no guides around yet, but connectors from the few teardown pictures remind me the one of Macbook A1534, thin and delicate flat cables easy to tear if one has no previous experience. Say goodbye to the good old days,easy repairs don’t belong to Apple world anymore. If you want to get a peak to the teardown to get an idea here’s the link:
I’m having the same problem, although much bigger I think. My display has 3(!) cracks which take out 40% of the screen. In other words; the MB Air is useless.
Prices quoted to replace go indeed up to usd 450-500, and there is no alternative yet, as there is no ‘do it yourself’ manual.
I’m afraid I need to wait until a person with knowledge uploads a manual. (and the replacement screen is available to buy online)