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The display for my MacBook Air 2011 was cracked from the top of the case, meaning some of the display was fine, while the remainder was lots of groovy colors.
The repair was awesome. The parts I ordered from iFixit were exactly what I needed and suggested in the guide. The display was brand new. The guide was very easy to follow. I took apart the display and attached the new display, screwed everything back up and connected all the ribbons (no extra parts)!!
My suggestion is to take your time! Lots of small ribbon connectors can easily be manhandled if you use too much force. Also, make sure you tuck in the antennae wire properly before you screw the back of the laptop back on at the end. I started screwing the long screw and it wasn't going all the way in.
When I opened up the back to see what the problem was, I realized that the screw was digging into the antennae wire. I had broken the insulation on the wire slightly, but fortunately it didn't go all the way through. I hope it doesn't affect any wifi capabilities—so far so good—but just a heads-up that this cable needs to be tucked in!
The display for my MacBook Air was mysteriously cracked after having an 11 year old visitor to my home.
The replacement could not have gone more smoothly. The installation guide was detailed, the warnings clearly explained. The recommended tools were perfect.
OK, here is my advice. You NEED to watch MJ's YouTube video EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY INTEREST IN REPLACING A MACBOOK AIR DISPLAY. She is a cutie!
Old screen seemed to show a crack. It's my daughter's machine and she just cannot imagine how it cracked. I think it might have something to do with the dents in the case as well.
Repair went smoothly. I got a little careless on one of the last steps of the tear down (pulled the little adhesive tabs holding the antenna wires out of their slot, making a little more work for myself). Other than that, everything went fine.
Even though reassembly is essentially just reversing the steps, it might be good to provide a few cautions for particular steps. For example: make sure that all wires and cables are clear from under the logic board before you replace the screws. A novice like me could benefit from a few pointers on reassembly.