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Topic # 232154 1-Apr-2018 18:31
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My MBA started showing a blinking folder with a ? mark icon. Google search suggest it is the SSD. Tried restore but it cannot find the SSD. Have reseated it and got the same issue. Anyone selling one for cheap?


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  Reply # 1986941 1-Apr-2018 19:09
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Apple, in that arrogant, money-grasping way that works so well for them, have their own proprietary socket for the hard drives they use. So you can't just grab an aftermarket M.2 SSD - even though most would be quicker than than Apple's drives - it just won't fit.

It's rare for total M.2 failure to occur though - have you tried booting into recovery & using the diagnostic / repair tools there?

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  Reply # 1986956 1-Apr-2018 20:36
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There is a boot rom update that some Macs need when switched to AFPS format with High Sierra.
An aasp should be able to update it for you and see if that gets it going again.
Otherwise we’ll have an ssd for sale if you want one.
What size would you want?






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  Reply # 1986961 1-Apr-2018 21:06
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It was running fine on High Sierra for some time now before it crapped out. Dont want to spend too much on it so 128gb would be fine as I plan to sell it to get a new one.


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  Reply # 1986968 1-Apr-2018 21:37
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Definitely have a 128gb ssd but as 1024kb already said, they are proprietary, so not cheap.
Let me know the serial number of the Mac so I can check compatibility.






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  Reply # 1987106 2-Apr-2018 10:41
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@1024 yes have tried disk utility but when trying to restore it cannot find the drive. All it sees is a 1.8gb restore drive.

 

@CyBa C2QJG06GF56D is the serial


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  Reply # 1987165 2-Apr-2018 14:46
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They have annoying proprietary connectors, not really familiar with them myself, you'd need to confirm if this could work.

 

OEM APPLE 2013 MacBook Air 768GB SSD locally NZD280 Delivered.

 

Model MZ-DPC768A/0A2 

 

APPLE.768GB.MZ-DPC768A/0A2.SSD


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  Reply # 1987333 2-Apr-2018 21:42
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From memory OWC made alternate replacement drives for these - they can be found cheap(ish) on eBay from time to time


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  Reply # 1987344 2-Apr-2018 22:04
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If for any reason the laptop is a dud, let me know please as I need a screen for an A1466





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  Reply # 1987821 3-Apr-2018 18:55
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What about this tiny weeny tiny 64GB item if you don't need the 3/4TB SSD - locally available NZD38 Delivered.

 

Genuine Apple SSD 2012 Genuine Apple SSD for MacBook Air 2012 & other models
64Gb tested & working good order.
Can be combined with Spinning HDD in iMac to make Fusion drive.
Can also purchase an SSD enclosure for it & use as an external HDD for fast storage.

 

2012 64GB Apple OEM AIR SSD 64GB




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  Reply # 1988790 5-Apr-2018 14:10
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Bump in case others have spare that they want to get rid off.


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