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Title:

Thunderbolt connector is not functioning - How to replace/repair?

Text:

Hi everyone

My trusty early 2014 1.4 GHz MacBook Air is working great! One big problem, the  thunderbolt video output has gone from intermittent to non-functional.

Can anyone tell me which internal board or boards need to be replaced to repair this?

Trying to use this with a Henge vertical dock, and believe that the plugging/unplugging from the dock on top  of 5 years of road time and many connect/disconnects finally broke the contacts on the connector

While I’m in there, anything else I should do? Bigger SSD and more RAM maybe?

Love this machine and really want to keep it another year or two. Thanks in advance.

JD

Device:

MacBook Air 11" Early 2014

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+568220

Edit by: Dan ,

Title:

-Thunderbolt connector is not functioning- how to replace/repair?
+Thunderbolt connector is not functioning - How to replace/repair?

Text:

Hi everyone
-my trusty early 2014 1.4 GHz MacBook Air is working great one one big problem- the thunderbolt video output has gone from intermittent to non-functional.
+My trusty early 2014 1.4 GHz MacBook Air is working great! One big problem, the thunderbolt video output has gone from intermittent to non-functional.
-can anyone tell me which internal board or boards need to be replaced to repair this?
+Can anyone tell me which internal board or boards need to be replaced to repair this?
-trying to use this with a Henge vertical dock, and believe that the plugging/unplugging from the dock on top of 5 years of road time and many connect/disconnects finally broke the contacts on the connector
+Trying to use this with a Henge vertical dock, and believe that the plugging/unplugging from the dock on top of 5 years of road time and many connect/disconnects finally broke the contacts on the connector
-whole I’m in there, anything else I should do? Bigger SSD and more RAM maybe?
+While I’m in there, anything else I should do? Bigger SSD and more RAM maybe?
-thanks in advance. Love this machine and really want to keep it another year or two
+Love this machine and really want to keep it another year or two. Thanks in advance.
JD

Device:

MacBook Air 11" Early 2014

Status:

open

Edit by: JD ,

Title:

-Mini DisplayPort connector is not functioning- how to replace/repair?
+Thunderbolt connector is not functioning- how to replace/repair?

Text:

Hi everyone
-my trusty early 2014 1.4 GHz MacBook Air is working great one one big problem- the Mini DisplayPort video output has gone from intermittent to non-functional.
+my trusty early 2014 1.4 GHz MacBook Air is working great one one big problem- the thunderbolt video output has gone from intermittent to non-functional.
can anyone tell me which internal board or boards need to be replaced to repair this?
trying to use this with a Henge vertical dock, and believe that the plugging/unplugging from the dock on top of 5 years of road time and many connect/disconnects finally broke the contacts on the connector
whole I’m in there, anything else I should do? Bigger SSD and more RAM maybe?
thanks in advance. Love this machine and really want to keep it another year or two
JD

Device:

MacBook Air 11" Early 2014

Status:

open

Original post by: JD ,

Title:

Mini DisplayPort connector is not functioning- how to replace/repair?

Text:

Hi everyone

my trusty early 2014 1.4 GHz MacBook Air is working great one one big problem- the Mini DisplayPort video output has gone from intermittent to non-functional.

can anyone tell me which internal board or boards need to be replaced to repair this?

trying to use this with a Henge vertical dock, and believe that the plugging/unplugging from the dock on top  of 5 years of road time and many connect/disconnects finally broke the contacts on the connector

whole I’m in there, anything else I should do? Bigger SSD and more RAM maybe?

thanks in advance. Love this machine and really want to keep it another year or two

JD

Device:

MacBook Air 11" Early 2014

Status:

open