MBA 2012 128GB Toshitta SSD Failing - Resolution?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gavinstubbs09, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    gavinstubbs09

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    I have noticed that many people on here lately are having failed SSDs that were in the 2012 MBAs with 128GB of storage. I have been a victim of this, and I sent my MBA into Apple and had the SSD replaced. However, it was replaced with another Toshitta.

    What should we do? One of my buddies had written up a petition to *attempt* making Apple either give us Refurbished machines with a better SSD (Samsung, anyone? :D ) or maybe even a new 2013 MBA. I really have no other way to spread this and I hope this is where I can help him out since most of you are having them fail on you.

    Good luck!
    http://www.change.org/petitions/apple-inc-macbook-air-2012-replacement-for-failed-toshiba-ssd
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I too had my Toshiba ssd fail and have just replaced it with and OWC ssd. It uses the same sandforce controller but at least it has a 3 year warranty!
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    That petition will no NOTHING at all. Call Apple directly and talk to them about it.

    It seems to me they are doing the right thing in giving you a replacement. You can't necessarily assume that the new Toshiba part will have the same failure as the previous batch.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I have a Toshiba 128gb in my MBA too and yesterday my MBA crashed. It wouldn't restart until I had to manually shut it down two times. It would have a loading bar that takes forever(I waited for 10 minutes before I manually shut it down).

    The thing is, I originally bought a 15 MBP from Best Buy on Sept 28 of last year. I then exchanged it for a MBA on Octobe 11. Does this mean that I'm still within my 1 year warranty even after an exchange? Is there anyway for Apple to check if I'm still within my 1 year warranty so I can buy Apple Care?
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Enter the serial number here
    https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do

     
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