SBB Drive dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hagar, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. hagar macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    #1
    Hi, my Mid 2011 Macbook Air froze this morning. I pressed the power button but after restart I got a blinking question mark. Turns out this happens if the System folder cannot be found.

    I tried Recovery Mode but the hard disk is completely gone. I still have the Recovery Disk (which is 8GB), but I guess that’s a physically different drive?

    So, can I safely assume the SSD drive is at fault? And if I replace it with a new one, everything will work again? I have an external USB-drive with Yosemite, and when I boot from it, everything works fine. So, is this a good indication that the laptop is fine, or is it still possible the motherboard has hardware issues as well?

    thanks!
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    #2
    When you booted from the external USB drive, did you try to recover your SSD using Apple's Disk Utility or a third party utility like TechTool Pro or Disk Warrior?

    If your drive is bad, and can't be resurrected there is a Great third party alternative here:

    http://www.transcend-info.com/apple/jetdrive/

    http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Jet...8&qid=1411414902&sr=8-2&keywords=jetdrive+500

    From everything you've said, it is indeed storage issue, and a healthy SSD will bring the machine back to life.

    Lou
     

Share This Page