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lorneboy
Jan 3, 2011, 06:16 PM
Hi all, I have been doing some research on the MacBook Air's Flash Storage and according to the repair and servicing manual for the MacBook Air (see attached files) there is an actual Memory Sick that is in the MacBook Air and is not soldered to the Main Logic Board. This part of the service manual tells you how to remove the memory stick and replace it. Everyone clams it is "non-user replaceable" but this guide suggests that is it possible, if one was able to purchase one of the Memory Sicks. What are your thoughts?



newdeal
Jan 3, 2011, 06:19 PM
yes everyone knew it was replaceable. It is "non-user replaceable" because Apple doesnt want YOU to replace it even though THEY can. In other words if they discover you replaced it then your warranty is probobly voided. Also since there are no user replaceable parts on the air if they figure out you got into the bottom of it they would probobly void your warranty also

lorneboy
Jan 3, 2011, 06:29 PM
yes everyone knew it was replaceable. It is "non-user replaceable" because Apple doesnt want YOU to replace it even though THEY can. In other words if they discover you replaced it then your warranty is probobly voided. Also since there are no user replaceable parts on the air if they figure out you got into the bottom of it they would probobly void your warranty also
I know it would void the warranty and it is interesting that every place I went and read about it said that it was soldered directly on to the Logic Board. You can replace it, but you got to know what you are doing, also you need to be able to get a larger SDD and god knows were u would find something like that.

pmgmac
Jan 3, 2011, 06:35 PM
Don't confuse the system RAM with the SSD -- the RAM is soldered to the board (so you have to choose 2 GB or 4GB and live with it), but the SSD is removable.

lorneboy
Jan 3, 2011, 06:40 PM
Don't confuse the system RAM with the SSD -- the RAM is soldered to the board (so you have to choose 2 GB or 4GB and live with it), but the SSD is removable.
I know the difference. I heard that the SDD was soldered to the Logic Board and was not upgradable or removable AT ALL. But it is not true! You can do it if you want to void the warranty and risk screwing up your Air. Im just curious where would one purchase a new SDD.

fs454
Jan 3, 2011, 09:37 PM
I know the difference. I heard that the SDD was soldered to the Logic Board and was not upgradable or removable AT ALL. But it is not true! You can do it if you want to void the warranty and risk screwing up your Air. Im just curious where would one purchase a new SDD.

We all knew this.

Mike84
Jan 3, 2011, 09:47 PM
I think what was confirmed that was soldered onto the logic board was in fact the RAM and not the flash memory, which was never soldered.