MBA 2011 SSD broken?

xvzf

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Jun 20, 2011
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Hello,

I ran hdparm to reset the SSD on Linux and now I can't reinstall Lion, when I boot my (homemade) USB Lion disk, I can't see the SSD as an option to install to. Help!
 

johnhurley

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Aug 29, 2011
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Hello,

I ran hdparm to reset the SSD on Linux and now I can't reinstall Lion, when I boot my (homemade) USB Lion disk, I can't see the SSD as an option to install to. Help!
Try booting into disk utility first and erasing the whole SSD drive and then create it all as mac os x ( GUID Partition table with 1 large mac os Extendeded ( journaled ) formatted partition.

If that doesn't work can you take it into an apple store and have them check it out?
 
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xvzf

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Jun 20, 2011
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The SSD is not listed in Disk Utility.
Unfortunately there's no Apple Store anywhere near me.
 

xvzf

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Jun 20, 2011
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The Apple Hardware Test code (when trying to use Lion internet recovery) is: 6003F if that gives anyone a clue.
 

castillo4141

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Sep 4, 2011
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Careful when installing a Linux Distro, if you are not an advanced user, wait until there are some instructions for your MBA model.

I would try GParted and bring that SSD back to life.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Turn it into a USB Live with this -> http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

There is another option if you want to try: http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page (I've never use it, but packages a lot of useful tools)

Also, you may want to specify why you use hdparm. A quick look here can show you what you've done -> http://linux.die.net/man/8/hdparm

PD: Sorry for so many links, hope at least one of them is helpful.
 
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