Question: Q: How much does it cost to replace the MacBook Air screen?



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in response to QTech101 on April 10, 2014 8:27 PM

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There are a few third-party shops that can do the job for around $350 for a 13″ and $275 for an 11″ (pricing from 2013/2014). For screen repairs, look into “third-party” shops. The LCDs on the market for MacBook Air are all the same model as the ones used by Apple (again, 2013/2014 information). I concur.

Here are a couple good ones:

MacScreenRepair.com

This is my favorite and I own it.) (full disclaimer)

TechRestore.com

MissionRepair.com

IresQ.com


RossmannGroup.com

There are a few more, but these are the ones I’m familiar with and can recommend.

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in response to shldr2thewheel on July 24, 2012 6:06 AM

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Look, I adored my MacBook Air, as well as my iPod, iTouch, and iPad…. but here’s the deal: The strange thing is that before they can tell you anything, they need your computer’s serial number to enter into their system. Come on, how much can that part possibly cost? It was only $1200 for the computer. My Model # should be the only thing they need to give me a price. The screen is only 13 inches in size, so there’s no way it’s worth $800. That’s just strange. That is only for the “top deck,” the computer is in perfect working order. The “Genius” can’t even open the back of the case, so they can’t be trusted to do the repair. The only thing a “Genius” is permitted to do is work on something software-related. I have the answer: a new computer screen will set you back $800. Is it really $800? They are not permitted.

I could go on and on, but what’s the point of that? They give you just enough to get you “hooked” on their product, and when you return for something different, things get a little more expensive. They may not be “screwing their customers,” but they are similar to a crack dealer. Did you know that Apple computers have a special screw that requires a special tool to open?

To those of you who want to try the crack, I recommend doing what I’m going to do from now on: get a personal articles rider on your homeowners or renters insurance. It is said to cost around $40 and will cover the cost of repairs for accidental damage to the items listed. Yes, I’ve just experienced a harrowing lesson!

They’re screwing their customers, now that I think about it. Argh? Price gouging at $800 for that part. I’m ticked because I enjoy their product.

Jul 24, 2012 6:06 AM


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That is something I could do, but I’m not sure why I “have” to do it; shouldn’t the price be standard and available somewhere? Is there no way to keep them “truthful”? How can I be sure that my apple “genius” isn’t overcharging me?

Jul 23, 2012 4:58 PM

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5:03 PM, July 23, 2012 GirlCan'tHelpIt is a response to GirlCan'tHelpIt.

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If price gouging is a concern, order a screen online and install it yourself. It is determined on a case-by-case basis. Apple isn’t in the business of screwing its customers; it’s not how a successful company operates. Apple does not publish prices for repairs.

Jul 23, 2012 5:03 PM

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in response to shldr2thewheel on July 24, 2012 6:06 AM

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I have the answer: a new computer screen will set you back $800. My Model # should be the only thing they need to give me a price. The “Genius” can’t even open the back of the case, so they can’t be trusted to do the repair. That’s just strange. Come on, how much can that part possibly cost? The only thing a “Genius” is permitted to do is work on something software-related. Is it really $800? That is only for the “top deck,” the computer is in perfect working order. The strange thing is that before they can tell you anything, they need your computer’s serial number to enter into their system. Look, I adored my MacBook Air, as well as my iPod, iTouch, and iPad…. but here’s the deal: They are not permitted. It was only $1200 for the computer. The screen is only 13 inches in size, so there’s no way it’s worth $800.

They may not be “screwing their customers,” but they are similar to a crack dealer. I could go on and on, but what’s the point of that? Did you know that Apple computers have a special screw that requires a special tool to open? They give you just enough to get you “hooked” on their product, and when you return for something different, things get a little more expensive.

To those of you who want to try the crack, I recommend doing what I’m going to do from now on: get a personal articles rider on your homeowners or renters insurance. It is said to cost around $40 and will cover the cost of repairs for accidental damage to the items listed. Yes, I’ve just experienced a harrowing lesson!

Argh? Price gouging at $800 for that part. They’re screwing their customers, now that I think about it. I’m ticked because I enjoy their product.

Jul 24, 2012 6:06 AM

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6:11 a.m., July 24, 2012 GirlCan'tHelpIt is a response to GirlCan'tHelpIt.

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Conscious vigilance is required. You’ll have the same problem if you don’t know how to properly care for your belongings. It makes no difference if you buy a cheap Samsung operating system. This isn’t a sarcastic remark. You should simply purchase a new Mac and learn the importance of being more cautious.

Jul 24, 2012 6:11 AM

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6:25 a.m., July 24, 2012 GirlCan'tHelpIt is a response to GirlCan'tHelpIt.

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You could do it yourself if you bought the part and read the instructions on this website.

I’m not sure if yours is an 11″ or a 13″, but here’s an example of a 13″.

http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Air-13-Inch-Late-2010-Mid-2011-Display-Assembly/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188-050/IF188

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GirlCan'tHelpIt is a response to GirlCan'tHelpIt. Tuesday, August 2, 2012, 4:30 p.m.

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So $800 doesn’t seem like a fictitious figure to me; I was going to have to pay this exorbitant price if it weren’t for the home insurance, which has literally saved my bacon and reduced the figure to a small excess fee. They’ve both agreed on a price in the range of £500 to £550, excluding the cost of labor to fix it. I hope this demonstrates that, in many cases, you are required to pay this so-called “fictitious amount.” My macbook air screen has just been quoted for repair in the UK by both Apple and various outside companies.

Aug 2, 2012 4:30 PM

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replying to jenny.skaife 5:22 p.m., August 2, 2012

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Jenny,

The pain of your loss is palpable to me. I strongly advise you to purchase a replacement. It just doesn’t seem possible that replacing your MacBook Air monitor would cost you $800.00 plus the minimum $150.00. Going to a third party is a better option. Apple’s service center is the worst in computer history.

Good Luck.

Aug 2, 2012 5:22 PM

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in response to AnotherDavid on July 6, 2013 12:06 PM

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It’s not a HYPOTHESIS. To me, a $100 discount on an 800 dollar purchase appears to be a NON- FICTIONAL offer. I went there yesterday for my appointment to fix my macbook AIR 2012 11inch, which has lines on the screen ( rainbow colors ) and they told me it would cost 700 dollars to fix it! ijs However, they did refer me to a shop that will fix it for $300 and also works with Apple.

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6:44 p.m., October 9, 2013 GirlCan'tHelpIt is a response to GirlCan'tHelpIt.

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Apple Store screen repairs are expensive. Look for 3rd party and local repair shops on the internet.

Recommend Macbook air New York local repair shop:

Business: AlphauraX, Inc Computer Repair and Support

Oct 9, 2013 6:44 PM

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