HELP! - MacBook Air SSD not Detected at All - Disk Utility, Can't Boot

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  1. gavinstubbs09, Aug 18, 2013
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    gavinstubbs09

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    So I had to reinstall OS X on my MBA and halfway through the installer it said it failed. I restarted my mac, reset the PRam (which did nothing) and booted back into the internet recovery. My Air has never been opened so I don't think the connection is loose.

    Maybe it's the crap Toshitta (phun intended) SSD?

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  2. gavinstubbs09, Aug 18, 2013
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    Here's an update. I'm desparate to get this thing working cause I need it in a few hours. I made a Windows 7 flash drive (if the SSD appeared I would have formatted it in hopes that it would appear in the OS X installer), still nothing. Under D-Ban the drive is ???? so still unrecognized.

    Update: Ran "df- h" in Terminal. Doesn't even detect the drive under /dev/diskX
     

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  3. fark macrumors regular

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    Your SSD is dead. It ain't coming back, it needs replaced.
     
  4. gavinstubbs09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All of that failed. I ended up chatting with Applecare and what will happen is I should get a box at latest Wednesday. So then I send it back to them and they shall fix it! Or give me a refurb, that'd be nice!

    So good job on Apple for making it easy.
     
  5. henryonapple macrumors 6502

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    I have the same problem right now, you are lucky you have warranty my friend!
     
  6. simon0929 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem as you had. If my SSD is not showing up, does that mean it's dead?
     
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    Dang! Never expected to see this thread again. Yeah at that point your drive is toast. Apple ended up replacing mine under warranty.

    Your best bet now is to find a replacement SSD on eBay that was pulled from a machine or visit OWC at http://www.macsales.com/ and take a look at their replacement drives there.
     
  8. simon0929 macrumors newbie

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    Aww. And I was trying to sell this MacBook Air too. That sucks for me.
     

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