aztec123

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 23, 2013
21
2
Hello,

A friend of mine gave me his mac, with this problem.
First thing i've tried, is to boot up a live ubuntu, to save all the personal files.

But i couldn't find the ssd.

All i've got is this image.
(in spanish)

is the ssd dead ?

thanks.

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micrors4racer

macrumors 6502
Apr 19, 2012
354
0
It appears the SSD is dead. Is this a 2012 MBA with the 128GB Toshiba drive? Apple will replace the SSD if it is.
 

007bond

macrumors 6502a
Dec 12, 2008
560
1
DFW, Texas
Hello,

A friend of mine gave me his mac, with this problem.
First thing i've tried, is to boot up a live ubuntu, to save all the personal files.

But i couldn't find the ssd.

All i've got is this image.
(in spanish)

is the ssd dead ?

thanks.

Image


example photo of error
Image

Is it the 2012 model? The SSD is probably dead, but Apple is replacing them for free if they're covered under the replacement program.
 

scaredpoet

macrumors 604
Apr 6, 2007
6,627
342
If it's a 2012 with what was supposed to be a 128GB SSD, then it's affected by this issue:

http://www.apple.com/support/macbookair-flashdrive/

You should be able to take this to an authorized Apple repair center for replacement, through these things are failing like crazy right now, and with the replacement program in full force, supplies of new SSDs are constrained. So, it could be a bit of a wait.

Unfortunately, the data on the drive is a lost cause, unless he has a backup.
 

HarryWarden

macrumors 6502a
Oct 27, 2012
600
109
My 13-inch 2012 MBA just failed this morning. Sigh, should have seen it coming but foolishly thought the firmware update Apple released was going to fix the problem.
 

aztec123

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 23, 2013
21
2
is there a way to know 100% that the sdd is dead ?
this is the macbook
 

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HarryWarden

macrumors 6502a
Oct 27, 2012
600
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Took mine to the Apple store and they said that it will "be at least 3 weeks" before they have the SSD in stock. That's asinine. I can't wait three weeks since I depend on my computer for work and it's my only computer.
 

aztec123

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 23, 2013
21
2
a few more pics to confirm any kind of info.

is it dead or not ? i can see it in there.
 

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PBG4 Dude

macrumors 68040
Jul 6, 2007
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Your SSD is showing up as a 32KB drive. This is one of the signs of SSD failure related to the Toshiba SSD recall.
 

aztec123

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 23, 2013
21
2
lol, my bad hehe...

has anyone tried to install os x on a pendrive or sd card ?
is it possible and does it work well ?

thanks
 
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