2013 MacBook Air SSD dying

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pickaxe, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    I've had some problems with my 2013 MBA's internal SSD lately and have confirmed (more or less) that it's about to die.

    My warranty period is up. How does Apple handle this issue? 1 years warranty for storage is a ripoff.
     
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

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    I believe there was a recall on 2013 MBAs because of faulty SSDs.

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-test-if-your-macbook-air-ssd-is-recalled/

    If your MBA is covered by the recall then no need to worry about the warranty expiring.
     
  3. pickaxe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, but mine is not part of that recall, unfortunately.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I would take it to the Apple store and see what they will do. VERY dissapointing that a solid state drive not last more than a year. It should outlast the rest of the components!
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just an idea, but did you happen to buy it with a credit card? Some credit cards like the VISA card I have will double the warranty. So you pay for the repair then fill out a form and send it to VISA and they reimburse you. I know AMEX has the same thing.
     

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