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    Aug 08, 2012
    Dropped MacBook Air : Please HELP!

    I have dropped my macbook air a few times and it worked fine...this time I just see a flickering screen...everything works fine with an external laptop...I don't see any cracks on the screen...what can be wrong and is there anything I can do to fix it?..i will probably take it to apple store if nothing works. Does anyone have an idea of how much it will cost if something is knocked loose inside...they told me its $49 just to talk to someone for few minutes.


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Take it to the Apple store. You probably knocked something loose inside; perhaps the video cable from the logic board or the power cable to the display.

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    wolfpuppies3's Avatar
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    Oct 07, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    15" MB Pro, 2.66 i7 ; 11 MBA 1.8GZ i7; 13"MBA 2GZ i7 8 GB mem 512GB SSD, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini
    Dropped it a few times? Wow. In my many years of laptops I've never done that.


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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Agreed with chsag. Most likely a cable for the display got knocked loose. Since it still works with an external display, I'd say nothing is wrong with the video/logic board.
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    Dec 01, 2011
    After it's fixed get some of that stickum stuff football receivers use to help hold on to foot balls, it should help in holding the Mac Airbook.

  6. #6

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    Jul 23, 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpuppies3 View Post
    Dropped it a few times? Wow. In my many years of laptops I've never done that.
    I once "dropped" mine and it slid across the parking lot for a good 15-20' once.

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