I have read all macrumor and Apple threads regarding this issue, watched all YouTube videos but this problem still persists. Last night I was watching Netflix before going to bed and my Macbook Air was working great and when I woke up to check my email today, I was forced to power it on and then the dreaded question mark folder started flashing on the screen. And when I do the option+power option, my only option is the Internet Recovery route. I have yet to go to the Apple store because people have mentioned that all they will do is have me replace my SSD with a possible refurbished one and charge a lot of money. If this is the only step, I'll have to take the loss and replace my SSD. My macbook just barely passed the one year mark. Details on the Macbook Air: 13 inch 2012 model-SSD is Toshiba Bought brand new and not refurbished All stock but upgraded to 8gb of RAM via Apple configurations Unfortunately I didn't back it up besides saving all my documents with Google Drive It has also come to my attention that a lot of people with the 13 inch 2012 model are having issues with the SSD right about this time. Is this a widespread issue?