just bought a used macbook air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by spookyg, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. spookyg, Mar 3, 2012
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    Hi i just bought a used 2011 macbook air 11 inch that needs some repair. It has no ssd and didnt come with any installation cds. Is it possible to just buy a new ssd? what do i need to get it working?
     
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    What do you mean by "no hard drive"? The MacBook Air uses an SSD; do you mean the original owner took out the SSD drive? If so, you will have to buy a new one and install it yourself.

    Lion does not come with installation CDs/flash drives, instead there is an online service that you can use to download the operating system.
     
  4. spookyg, Mar 3, 2012
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    yes i meant ssd lol....it has no ssd. So i'm planning to buy the new ssd, do i just download the mac osx lion from the website? and how would get it on my macbook air?
     
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    Okay, but know, that MBAs don't use standard SSDs, but custom made SSDs, which can be bought from OWC/MacSales here, and you could buy this to use as installer medium.
     
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    Most important question here should be: Why did you buy this? Was it because it was an extremly attractive price?

    You should not buy any used equipment unless you can verify that thing works.
     

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