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MacBook Air Repair: Common MacBook Air Problems and Solutions

ByRajat M

Jan 25, 2022
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The MacBook Air is the world’s thinnest laptop, with a full-length keyboard and fully working functionality packed in a shell that is only 1.94cm thick. Fully portable and practical for daily use. 

The MacBook Air, like any other laptop, has several troubleshooting issues that necessitate repairs. In this article, we look at how to address some of the most common issues that MacBook Air users face and how to fix them

In case the fixes suggests does not work, your MacBook Air must be taken to a certify MacBook Air repair centre. An authorised centre will be able to resolve all issues since they have the necessary skills and expertise to deal with problems related your MacBook Air.

Some Common MacBook Air Problems and Solutions 

In this article, we’ll go through some of the most common MacBook Air issues and how to fix them.

1. MacBook Air Would Not Turn On

When you hit the power button on your MacBook Air, it sometimes goes dead and won’t start up again. When macOS fails to boot properly or crashes and shuts off, this is the most prevalent problem. That is, the MacBook Air that shuts down unexpectedly even when it is completely charge and the battery is in good condition. 

  1. Problems with RAM

This problem with your MacBook not turning on could be cause by a RAM issue. If your MacBook beeps three times while booting up, then displays a black screen before shutting down, you will understand this is the issue. 

Unfortunately, a defective RAM leaves you with no choice but to replace the logic board or the motherboard of the MacBook Air. Because the RAM is solders to the logic board, you’ll have to replace the board to fix the problem.

  1. Bad Power Adapter

Another reason could be a faulty power adapter. If your power adapter fails, your device will not charge, causing your battery to discharge fully, and turning off the device while it is in use. A unique adaptor with an angled connector comes with the MacBook Air. 

The battery must have a good level of charge in order to diagnosis the malfunctioning power adapter. If the battery’s charge is too low, diagnosing the adapter will be tough. Borrow a completely functional battery or a power adapter and use it in your MacBook Air to see if the power adapter is the issue. 

If the problem persists, the issue is with the logic board or motherboard of the MacBook Air, and you will need to visit a MacBook repair shop to replace the motherboard to resolve the problem.

  1. Thermal Sensor Issues

The MacBook Air’s thermal sensor issue could possibly be the cause of the MacBook’s inability to power on. If the fans are spinning at a high RPM but the laptop isn’t booting, you’ll know this is the case. 

In this case, it’s safe to assume that the thermal sensor is malfunctioning. The logic board or motherboard of the MacBook Air needs be replaced to resolve this issue, as the logic board contains the heat sensors.

  1. Bad Logic Board

If the previous techniques fail to resolve your issue, the motherboard is likely to be the source of the problem. If your laptop beeps nine times on startup, you have this problem. To resolve the logic board issue, you will need to replace the logic board on your MacBook Air.

2. When the Charger Is Removed from the MacBook Air, It Turns Off.

When the charger is unplugged, your MacBook Air may switch off despite having a fully charged battery. This is one of the most prevalent MacBook Air problems that has to be resolved, whether you are using a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro.  

The MacBook Air’s sudden shutting down after the power cord is disconnected is usually caused by one of the issues listed below

  1. Dead Battery

The problem of the MacBook Air going off when the charger is removed is primarily caused by a dead battery. If the battery in your laptop is dead, it will work properly when connect to a power adaptor, but it will turn off as soon as the power adaptor is unplug.

You’ll know your MacBook’s battery is dead if it doesn’t accept a charge (though this might also be a logic board issue), the computer doesn’t identify the battery, or the battery is identify as charged but doesn’t power your computer when the AC adapter is unplug. You will need to replace the battery in your MacBook Air to resolve the issue of the MacBook turning off when the charger is detach.

3. On Startup, the MacBook Air Displays a Flashing Question Mark.

This flashing question mark on startup fault is one of the most common problems with the MacBook Air. When the computer can’t find a bootable operating system, it shows a blinking question mark. 

This could because of the following reasons

  1. Bad Operating System

One of the most common causes of the MacBook Air showing a blinking question mark on startup when you turn it on is a poor operating system. In this situation, consider booting from an OS CD first to resolve the problem. 

Try to repair the disc using Apple’s Disk Utility. If it doesn’t work, you’ll have to reinstall your operating system. Before reinstalling the OS, if possible, delete the hard drive.

  1. Not Enough RAM

Although this is a rare occurrence, the flashing question mark can appear if your computer’s RAM is inadequate to launch the operating system. You’ll need to either install extra RAM or downgrade to an older operating system to solve this problem. 512 MB RAM is requires for OS X 10.5 and 1 GB RAM is requires for OS X 10.6.

  1. Bad Hard Drive

The hard disc may have been delete, corrupts, or damage, resulting in the laptop booting up with a flashing question mark error. If the hard drive is erase, you must first format it as HFS+ and then reinstall your OS. You’ll need to replace the hard disc if it’s corrupts.

Before a hard drive fails fully, it may reveal occasional data corruption. Furthermore, they frequently become louder with time and begin to click. So, if your hard drive is making unusual clicking noises but is still functional, make a backup of your data and replace the hard drive before it entirely fails. 

4. Unresponsive MacBook Air with Black Screen Error

This problem, which causes the MacBook Air to boot to a black screen, is also famous as the Black screen of death error. When you start the laptop or while everything appears to be functioning. Your MacBook Air may display a black screen and become unresponsive, resulting in a black screen death. Here’s why and how it happens, as well as how to fix a MacBook’s screen when it turns black and unresponsive.

  1. Display

The display or screen malfunction on the MacBook Air is the most common reason of the black screen error. You’ll need to replace the display on your MacBook to fix the problem of the screen going black. If this does not resolve your problem, you will need to replace the logic board to fix the MacBook Air Black screen.

5. MacBook Air Bluetooth or AirPort Problems

If your Mac laptop is having connectivity troubles and is frequently displaying a “No Hardware Found” notice. Or if you are using Apple’s AirPort devices like AirPlay and the AirPlay Stops, Stutters, or Plays Intermittently, you will need to solve your device’s Bluetooth and AirPort issues. The following steps will show you how to diagnose and fix Airport/Bluetooth Issues with your MacBook Air.

  1. Loose Connector Cable

You’ll need to know how to identify whether the problem is with the board or the cable in order to fix the AirPort/Bluetooth issues. Here are a few signs that the problem is exist.

  • The icon for Bluetooth in the menu bar is grey out or has an X through it.
  • The AirPort menu bar icon is an X through it and is grey out.
  • “Not available” appears in the AirPort menu.
  • AirPort is no longer shown in System Profile.
  • In the system, there is an initial message.
  • A log indicating a problem with AirPort
  • There are no problems according to the diagnostic tool.
  • Using the installer CD to run System Profile still reports a missing AirPort

Here’s what you need to do to fix your MacBook Air’s AirPort/Bluetooth issues. When the connector cable to the wireless board gets loose, the Bluetooth problem in the MacBook can occur; in this situation, resolving the issue is simple. Here’s what you’ll need to do to fix your device‘s Bluetooth issue.

  • Remove the lower case letters.
  • Examine the connector that links the cable to the logic board. If you’re not sure if it looks loose, it most likely is. (When something is connect, it is obviously connect.)
  • If the connector is loose, press it down until it snaps into place. The metal clasp that holds it (approximately) in place does not need to be remove
  • Check the other end of the connector cable on the wireless board if that one isn’t loose. Because there isn’t as much flexing at that point, this is less likely to be the issue.
  • Replace the bottom cover.


If the above solutions do not work, you must take your MacBook Air to an authorised MacBook Air repair centre. An authorised centre will be able to resolve all concerns. Because they have the necessary abilities and expertise to handle all issues relating to your MacBook Air. 

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