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

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by james*b, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. james*b macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2011
    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,
  2. fega72 macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2014
    You need something like this: to connect the Macbook Air SSD into an other computer.
  3. DjSam macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2015

    i saw on Yputube tutorial hov to connect your harddrive to PC computer.
  4. james*b thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2011
  5. RGunner, Feb 23, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015

    RGunner macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2002
    Midnight Sun
  6. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    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.

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