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In June 2017 Apple updated its 13" MacBook Air with a newer Broadwell Intel Core i5 processor, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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Burned Circuit Smell & Won't turn on

Suddenly my brand new Macbook Air turn off with a crack and has a burnt circuit smell, if anyone knows how to fix it please let me know! Help appreciated :)

(Computer was fully charged)

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Yikes! Do you know how to take the bottom cover off? If not, I believe you just have to remove a few Phillips screws an lift/pry off the bottom casing. If you can open it, let us all know what you see!

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@tootsky3 when's the last time you opened a Mac? No Phillips screws in the bottom cover since 2012. Just Pentalobe.

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Thanks, mayer! I guess I've only been repairing macs from 2008 or so at my district's school, so I'm happy to learn that!

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Don't touch it or try to repair it!!

Take it as fast as you can to Apple AND GET A WARRANTY REPAIR. THEN CONSIDER GETTING AN ADDITIONAL TWO YEARS OF COVERAGE WITH APPLE CARE.

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Sounds like something decided to go up in smoke. I would go with mayer's answer, as you do not want to cause more damage than what has already been done.

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