Mac Air does not recognize OWD SSD Disk

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by frogman, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. frogman macrumors newbie

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    Greetings people. I got the laptop from a friend to upgrade the disk.
    He bought this disk http://www.amazon.de/dp/B007HALUSC/...TF8&colid=2DTI36RN2CHJL&coliid=I16EYTRUU30D9X

    from Amazon. It is a OWC Mercury Aura Pro MBA SSD 120GB.
    I have followed this guide to replace it:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/macbook_air_0809_ssd_h/

    I have the model A1305 of Laptop. What I noticed from the start on the SSD drive that the flat cable that came with it, and the drive is a little bigger that on vide and has not the same label for the drive. I have attached the picture for the drive.
    The flat cable had to bent to be properly seted in the laptop as on video. But when I boot the Mac does not recognize the SSD. I just get the question inside the square after pressine cmd+r. I can normally boot via use Yosemite installation, but I cannot see the drive. Is there anything to be done?? Some kind of firmware upgrade for this model, or there are some amazon Copies of OWC Mercury drives that are not really drives?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. flowrider macrumors 601

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  3. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I like OWC stuff and their service.

    "But when I boot the Mac does not recognize the SSD. I just get the question inside the square after pressine cmd+r."

    Naturally that's going to happen because you didn't put an OS on the drive. You're going to have to let your computer do an internet recovery. (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US)
     

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