Macbook Air 2013 SSD Failed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bigtel, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. bigtel macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2016

    I have aMacbook Air Mid 2013 - 1.7GHz i7 - 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 - 128 GB SSD

    Never had a problem with it in 5 years, last week I shut it down then started it up a week later and it's not worked correctly since.

    It either freezes soon after the desktop loads or I get the flashing folder icon.

    Had the flashing folder icon, tried repairing the internal hard drive and it wasn't showing.

    I took it to an Apple approved shop here, they tested it and intially said all the checks said it was just software. They then said it was the SSD drive and this would cost £335 to replace. I said no due to the cost.

    I have searched and found similar issues and ran through each step of this...

    Nothing seem to solve it 100% but at times it seems to be working ok and when in Safe Mode, it works fine.

    Would it work in safe mode if it was the SSD??

    I've tried to install Mojave but it states 'macOS could not be installed on your computer. The installer resourses were not found'

    Any ideas on what I can do or is it a new mac or SSD?

  2. Audit13 macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    If the Air works fine when booted from an external drive, there may be a problem with the SSD.

    Do you have access to another SSD to try in your Air? The SSDs from the mid-2013 to 2017 are interchangeable.
  3. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2017
    you can buy 256GB SSD for less than £150 on eBay, iFixit has a guide how to replace the SSD, £335 for 128GB SSD sounds almost like a scam
  4. bigtel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2016
    Thanks for the replies, I got 128GB of ebay for £33! I'll give that a try when it arrives.


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