The other day I went to use my MacBook Air (11 inch, Mid 2013) and it wouldn't respond to the power button. It was completely turned off. I tried a bunch of stuff such as holding down the pwr button for 10 sec, resetting the SMC, and opening the back and unplugging the battery for a few minutes, but couldn't get it to start. I then removed the SSD, and when I put it back in, i got the Apple chime and it booted (without pressing the power button). Once it started though it was super slow and choppy, with the pinwheel gong crazy, and the fan running high all the time. It then randomly shut down again, and I had to mess with it for a while to get it started again. I sort of went back an forth for a while with similar scenarios, sometimes when I would get it started again it would go through the whole Apple logo boot, and sometimes it would go right to the password screen, with no audible chime. Every time, it seemed to be the SSD removal/replacement that triggered it though. I reinstalled the OS (with an SSD wipe), but it didn't change anything. So I think it's safe to say it's a hardware problem. I thought it might be the SSD, but I tried turning it on with the SSD removed, and it still won't start consistently. When I do get it to turn on, if I press the power button once it's running, it turns off instantly, no 5 second delay to force shutdown. If I close the lid with it on, it goes to sleep, and comes back on when I open the lid back up. I wanted to get some input before I started spending $$ and throwing parts at it. Also, the charge cable is lit up green, and when it starts it's at 100% battery life. Any thoughts?