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Title:

Help! Cut display cabling!

Text:

I am so embarrassed… I cut two display cable ribbons on my MacBook Air while trimming a vinyl skin/wrap. It was extremely stupid. I didn’t even realize it until I opened my MacBook and saw black and grey.
 
My question - what is it going to take to fix them? Can I purchase and replace the cables themselves? do I need to purchase an entire display assembly? How do I go about repairing the damage?
 
All advice appreciated. Thank you so much!!
 
 
 
Edit: Added photo of ribbon-like cabling location (taken of underside of closed MacBook).
 
[image|2164623]

Device:

MacBook Air 13" Retina Display 2020

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

647593

Edit by: joschwinn ,

Title:

Help! Cut display cabling!

Text:

[image|2164623]II am so embarrassed… I cut two display cable ribbons on my MacBook Air while trimming a vinyl skin/wrap. It was extremely stupid. I didn’t even realize it until I opened my MacBook and saw black and grey.
[image|2164623]II am so embarrassed… I cut two display cable ribbons on my MacBook Air while trimming a vinyl skin/wrap. It was extremely stupid. I didn’t even realize it until I opened my MacBook and saw black and grey.
 
My question - what is it going to take to fix them? Can I purchase and replace the cables themselves? do I need to purchase an entire display assembly? How do I go about repairing the damage?
 
All advice appreciated. Thank you so much!!
 
 
 
Edit: Added photo of ribbon-like cabling location (taken of underside of closed MacBook).
 
[image|2164623]

Device:

MacBook Air 13" Retina Display 2020

Status:

open

Edit by: joschwinn ,

Title:

Help! Cut display cabling!

Text:

I[image|2164623]I am so embarrassed… I cut two display cable ribbons on my MacBook Air while trimming a vinyl skin/wrap. It was extremely stupid. I didn’t even realize it until I opened my MacBook and saw black and grey.
I[image|2164623]I am so embarrassed… I cut two display cable ribbons on my MacBook Air while trimming a vinyl skin/wrap. It was extremely stupid. I didn’t even realize it until I opened my MacBook and saw black and grey.
 
My question - what is it going to take to fix them? Can I purchase and replace the cables themselves? do I need to purchase an entire display assembly? How do I go about repairing the damage?
 
All advice appreciated. Thank you so much!!

Device:

MacBook Air 13" Retina Display 2020

Status:

open

Original post by: joschwinn ,

Title:

Help! Cut display cabling!

Text:

I am so embarrassed… I cut two display cable ribbons on my MacBook Air while trimming a vinyl skin/wrap. It was extremely stupid. I didn’t even realize it until I opened my MacBook and saw black and grey.

My question - what is it going to take to fix them? Can I purchase and replace the cables themselves? do I need to purchase an entire display assembly? How do I go about repairing the damage?

All advice appreciated. Thank you so much!!

Device:

MacBook Air 13" Retina Display 2020

Status:

open