Dead Macbook Air 11" 2010 - advice about wiping hard drive

james*b

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Jan 2, 2011
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Hi
I have a Macbook Air 11" 2010 with a dead motherboard.
I want to reformat and wipe clean the hard drive to sell it for spares - is this just a matter of removing the disc and putting it in a standard caddy?
When i was last in an Apple shop they implied it was a little more difficult but didn't explain why.
Thanks in advance,
 

fega72

macrumors newbie
Dec 22, 2014
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Hi
I have a Macbook Air 11" 2010 with a dead motherboard.
I want to reformat and wipe clean the hard drive to sell it for spares - is this just a matter of removing the disc and putting it in a standard caddy?
When i was last in an Apple shop they implied it was a little more difficult but didn't explain why.
Thanks in advance,
You need something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SINTECH-A1369-A1370-A1377-2010-2011-MACBOOK-AIR-ssd-to-SATA-adapter-USB-cable-/221667668735?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339c6c32ff to connect the Macbook Air SSD into an other computer.
 

DjSam

macrumors newbie
Feb 23, 2015
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hi

i saw on Yputube tutorial hov to connect your harddrive to PC computer.
 

RGunner

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Midnight Sun
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motrek

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Sep 14, 2012
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Hi
I have a Macbook Air 11" 2010 with a dead motherboard.
I want to reformat and wipe clean the hard drive to sell it for spares - is this just a matter of removing the disc and putting it in a standard caddy?
When i was last in an Apple shop they implied it was a little more difficult but didn't explain why.
Thanks in advance,
If you could get your hands on another 2010 MBA you could swap the drives and erase it using the working laptop and swap the drives back without too much trouble.

Maybe you could advertise in Craigslist to find somebody with a similar laptop. Just an idea.