- My Repair Turnaround Time
- How long does shipping take?
- How long does it take to replace a screen on a 2010-2017 MacBook Air?
- How long should you set aside if you are completing the repair?
- How long does Apple quote for completing the repair?
- How long does Apple actually take to complete the repair?
- Fast MacBook Air LCD Replacement
An important aspect of getting your computer repaired is how long the repair is going to take. Nowadays, most of us are dependent on our laptops to get real work done. Smartphones are great, but they just can’t replace the laptop when it comes to getting your tasks completed during the work day.
Because our laptops are an integral part of our work, it is even more important to get them fixed quickly when they have an issue. A cracked screen on a MacBook Air makes a super portable and lightweight laptop, into a desktop that must be plugged into an external monitor to be useful.
I have worked to make my repair process as smooth and as efficient as possible. I am able to replace the 2010-2017 A1466 MacBook Air LCD panels within 24 hours of receiving your computer for repair.
My Repair Turnaround Time
How long does it take for me to repair your MacBook Air screen? It takes 24 hours to complete a MacBook Air screen repair. Once the repair is complete, I sent you an invoice via email, and start packing the computer to ship it back. As soon as payment is received, your computer is shipped via 2-3 day Air so you get it back as quickly as possible.
How long does shipping take?
If you are shipping your computer in for repair, there are 2 shipping times involved. The first is the amount of time it takes for the computer to get from you to me to be repaired. The second shipping time is the process of your computer getting from me back to you all fully repaired and ready to use.
Shipping your computer in for repair
The shipping to get your computer to me depends on what shipping service you opt for. I do offer a shipping box service where I send you a cushioned laptop shipping box and a Ground return label. You also have the option of sending the computer in however you like.
If you go the route of having me send you a box, the shipping time for you to get the laptop shipping box from me is usually about 3 days. Once you receive the box, you can put your laptop inside the cushioned pouch and put the prepaid Ground shipping label onto the box. Then you just drop the box off at a shipping center and it takes 2-5 days to get to me.
If you are in a hurry to get your computer repaired, then it is best to ship the computer yourself. You have a bunch of options for shipping your computer in for repair, but one great one is Pirateship.com. Pirate Ship offers discounted rates for all major carriers, so you can pick a service that will get your computer to me fast without having to pay a ton like you do when you go to a UPS store or similar.
Shipping your computer back to you after repair
I have a couple of options I utilize when shipping a computer back after repair. I either send the computer back via 2-day Express or via USPS Priority Mail. Both get the package back to you in about 2-3 days on average.
How long does it take to replace a screen on a 2010-2017 MacBook Air?
As I have already mentioned, it takes me 24 hours to replace the LCD panel on this model. But I am on the quicker side of things in the industry. Most computer repair shops quote 2-5 days for this repair, with some quoting 1-2 weeks.
The actual repair time spent on each MacBook Air LCD replacement is about 1-2 hours. This repair time is interrupted at almost every shop by emails that need to be answered, phone calls, other drop-offs, breaks, etc. So the actual time it takes to repair the computer can balloon quite a bit. But if you are able to sit and focus on this repair, it generally takes 1-2 hours to complete.
An issue that many computer repair shops (and pretty much any service-based shop) run into is that there are cyclical patterns to the number of repairs that come in. You may have a few days of being extremely busy, then a few days of having almost no new repairs. For this reason, many shops run with a purposeful repair queue. The queue gets longer on busy days, and shorter on slower days, but there is always something to do for the technicians. Owners don’t like seeing techs without anything to do, so it works fairly well for shops to run this way.
Because I am a one-man show, I don’t worry about running out of work. I busy myself writing content like this or working on a backlog of personal projects if I run out of work for the day. My goal is to get repairs done as efficiently and quickly as possible so you get your computer back as soon as possible.
How long should you set aside if you are completing the repair?
If you are going the DIY route, but sure to check out my MacBook Air LCD Replacement Guide! I cover the MacBook Air LCD replacement process in depth. As I say in the guide, you really want to be sure to set aside more than enough time. Feeling pressured during a difficult repair can really cause problems. I recommend settings aside a full day if you are going to attempt an LCD-only replacement on a 2010-2017 MacBook Air.
Also, keep in mind if you run into issues you may have to order other parts and wait for those to arrive. I have a troubleshooting guide for the A1466 MacBook Air to use when you have issues after replacing the display.
How long does Apple quote for completing the repair?
Apple quotes vary from location to location, and even from tech to tech. Most Apple store repairs that have to do with cracked MacBook Air screens are mailed out from the Apple store for repair. For this reason, they normally quote a 2-week turnaround.
Keep in mind that the A1466 2010-2017 model is no longer being serviced by most Apple stores at all, so they may not even offer the service. But if they do it is almost certain to be quoted at a 2-week turnaround.
How long does Apple actually take to complete the repair?
In my experience, Apple always beats the expectations it sets for repairs. If they say it is going to take 2 weeks, it is almost always done in one week. Sometimes it is even done in 5 days. They want to make sure they are given plenty of time to impress, so they quote a lot higher when it comes to turnaround time than they actually deliver.
Fast MacBook Air LCD Replacement
If you are looking to get your MacBook Air LCD panel replaced as quickly as possible, I hope you consider me to help you complete the project. I do my best to get all repairs done as quickly as I possibly can, and after repairing literally thousands of these MacBook Air screens, I believe I am a great choice for the repair.
If you are thinking about the cost involved with a fast turnaround, check out my A1466 cost article to learn all about the current pricing for MacBook Air screen repair.