I was using my 2014 MacBook Air 13" (A1466) and the screen suddenly went black and the fans spun up to full speed. I have not been able to turn it on ever since, even after resetting the SMC and PRAM. Nothing happens when the power button is pressed, the backlight/screen doesn't come on, the fans don't spin up either. When plugged in, the orange light on the charger comes on. What can I do to try fix my MacBook?

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I don't think there's much you can do except for contacting Apple Support. You can test if the issue is with your display by using Target Disk Mode and booting up off of your Mac. This allows your Mac to act as a hard disk. To boot in Target Disk Mode, press T on your Mac when it is turned off. Then, you will need another Mac. Use a ThunderBolt cable to connect the Macs, restart the second Mac (the working one), and press Option while it starts up. If you see your Mac that doesn't work in the Boot Menu of your Mac that does work, then your computer still partially works and you can recover your data. If it doesn't then again, your best option is to replace the Mac or contact Apple Support.

  • I unfortunately don't have another Mac on hand and this one doesn't have a thunderbolt port either way, thanks though.
    – Mihkel
    Apr 14, 2021 at 15:21

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