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The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Air features fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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No video on Display


The screen is still black after replacing the LCD screen and logic board. The computer displays to an external monitor. What else could be the problem with the video?

Reference: Display not working after replacement

Update (11/16/2022)

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@stedeschi what did you check before you replace the display? Anything happen to it prior to?

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Prior to the computer video stop working, the computer was on and it slipped off the couch onto the rugged floor gently. First I change the video display thinking that it burnt out. And there was still no video. Then I change the logic by thinking that it might be the video fuse shorted out.

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@stedeschi - is the case dented or misshapen in any way?

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There is a slight dent on the bottom of the computer.

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@stedeschi - Can you post some pics so we can see.

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Great - We it’s what I had feared 😫

The back edge is where the logic board sits, to add to it the heat sink and the CPU sit quite high! Right under the bang. I’m suspecting the pressure of the bottom cover is messing you up. Does taking the bottom cover off change things?

Let’s see if the video signal is still getting to the display. Press a flashlight against the lids Apple logo (a poor man’s backlight) are you able to see the faint image of your desktop?

The second test is to check the hall sensor which is located on the logic board on the back side along the edge between the ports.

An easy way to test is to take a steel paper clip sliding it along the displays face the magnet within it should tug on it slightly, now use some masking tape to mark the location so when you close the lid you can carry the mark over to the uppercase. Now using a small rare earth magnet slide it across the spot did the display turn on and off as you passed the sensor, don’t go to fast.

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