Can both hinges with cabling be replaced on the MacBook Air A1369?

Both hinges ultimately are shot, the display loosely folds forward and backwards on it's own. After inspection, both hinges show cracks on the clamps that connect to the posts (that are screwed to the display chassis). Taking this into account I was hoping that their was a guide/useful tips on how to remove both. I understand that it is a difficult repair.

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Yes it is possible to replace, however, not easy. You have to remove the bottom of the computer and you can remove the hinges from there - it'll come out with the screen. You have to remove the bezel unplug the LCD cable from the LCD. Then you can swap the hinges and reverse order

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Thanks, this is what I suspected after reviewing some guides.

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Apple does not sell the discrete parts of the hinges.

You might find replacing the complete display easier than trying to take your display apart. Here's the IFIXIT guide: MacBook Air 13" Late 2010 Display Assembly Replacement.

Here's the Apple P/N: Display Module 661-5732 (Around $300 ~ 450 US).

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Most good things don't come as easy as Apple wants to try and make it. My client unfortunately will not pay the amount required for it. So I'm going to take the tough route on this one to have the replacement done. I have seen the hinges with cabling available for sale and have seen the guide.

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Also after reviewing apple support forums, it was also a problem with their 2008-2010 models and was recently repaired by them for free. The program is now discontinued. So it's a shame that now I have to buy the refurbished ones without any clue as to if they are the new hinges or originals installed by Apple.

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I've also found that this is not as tough as it looks. Somehow I thought I would be lifting the whole screen. but in this case it looks like I'll only need to remove the front bezel and unscrew and lift the LCD logic board, then replace the hinges that have the cables already attached.

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This was actually easier than I had originally thought. Thank you for all the help. A small note for future repairs: I had to be extra careful with taking the front bezel off. It can bend and warp easily.

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It's possible. You have to take off the display bezel then replace the hinge with display cables.

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I fixed the same issue by unscrewing the hinges from both the screen and the computer itself, placing the bottom of the hinge on a block of steel and hitting the silver outer part repeatedly with a hammer and punch. The screws holding the hinge to the screen were also loose causing the screen to wobble, but after the hammering and the screws being put back tight it felt near perfect.

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