Help: Restore Process has failed.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jeremy83, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Jeremy83 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2017
    Current MacBook Air overview.

    MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)
    Processor 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Startup Disk Macintosh HD
    Storage = 17.66 GB free of 120.11 GB

    for the past year, I have been getting the spinning rainbow of death quite often.
    So I finally decided that its time for an upgrade.
    I bought the " Transcend JetDrive 500 480GB SATA III SSD Upgrade Kit for MacBook Air SSD (Late 2010-Mid2011) " from Amazon.

    Then I follow the seemingly simple instruction video during 1:28 that's when the problem kicks in.

    instead of getting "Restore process is complete"
    I keep on getting "Restore Process has failed"

    Even though I been using apple product for years..I'm without a doubt considering myself as just an end user.

    I'm hoping the Macrumors Community can end my suffering here.

    Thank you all in advance.

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Try holding command-option-r at boot. You should see a screen to select your wifi then a spinning globe while the recovery screen downloads. Once that is done you should see the recovery screen. Now try using Disk Utility to do the restore.
  3. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    step 1: Buy CarbonCopyCloner
    step 2: Backup original Drive to new JetDrive
    step 3: install new drive in the macbook air

    CCC is an amazing utility and never failed me, its so simple and easy to use. I once tried to restore from the retarded TimeMachine it failed. Used CCC, issue free, and its faster than TimeMachine.

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