The hit that cracked the LCD panel on this computer was pretty hard and was centered on a point. I let the client know that there was a possibility of a white spot after repair on this particular model with the type of damage I was seeing. The newer model MacBook Airs (2018-2022), rarely have the white spot issue after repair, but the 2010-2017 models have the issue when the hit that breaks the screen is from the back, or pointed with a lot of pressure.
The crack occurred at the bottom left of the screen, causing lines across most of the screen. The rainbow-colored lines were especially bad on the left-hand side as you can see in the picture. This screen is a great example of how a crack in the LCD panel can cause the signal from the computer to be interrupted. You can literally see where the screen is still getting a signal and the entire portion that is lines where it is not.
I took a few pictures of the LCD panel once it was removed from the computer so you could see the way the damage splintered out from the point of impact. It is horrible to have a cracked screen, but there is something kind of cool about the way some of these screens crack.
The only thing needed for this computer was to replace the LCD panel. The customer said they wouldn’t mind a small white spot at the point of impact if it ended up being there, so just to continue with the LCD-only placement. Once the repair was complete I was pleased to see there wasn’t any visible blemish, and the client was pleased with the results.