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    Replacing Hard drive (SSD in MacBook air retina 13")
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    This is kind of an advanced procedure...if you decide to do it...take your time:
    How to Format a New Internal SSD in macOS 10.13 High Sierra

    - Nick

    Good find Nick.

    I wonder why they say this:
    Again, these instructions are intended for new internal SSDs only, with computers that have already had their original drive upgraded to macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
    And especially the "original drive upgraded to macOS 10.13 High Sierra" part.

    Regardless, considering the situation, I would be inclined to ignore that suggestion and just carry-on and do the deed.

    Besides, it's pretty hard to break anything when it doesn't even work in the first place I'd say.


    EDIT:
    Bummer, I was too late and too hopeful it seems:
    Thanks for this, tried it but the disk still doesn't show up in the list, its like the logic board cant see it at all.

    Worth a try though,

    Thanks again.



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    Replacing Hard drive (SSD in MacBook air retina 13")
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    I wonder if TDM (Target Disk Mode) would work in this situation? Start the MBA in TDM and connect with Thunderbolt cable to the other Mac. The install macOS to the MBA drive. Or if they have an adapter for the blade ssd, they should just be able to connect it and install to it.
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    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Replacing Hard drive (SSD in MacBook air retina 13")
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    I wonder if TDM (Target Disk Mode) would work in this situation?

    Odd that you would suggest TDM and I was just wondering the same thing myself.

    Unfortunately it doesn't always work as one would expect it to, and especially for any installation stuff, but it sure wouldn't hurt to at least try!!!



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    Replacing Hard drive (SSD in MacBook air retina 13")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_ward View Post
    Hi, A friend of mines Mac has crashed can't see hard drive (just shows a folder on boot up), I did cmd R boot and used disk util to delete drive then tried to do a restore. After doing this machine couldn't see the drive, despite numerous reboots into internet recovery mode. So we bought a new chip (Drive), when we bought it we made sure it was compatible with the laptop, when it arrived and I checked the instructions it said make sure machine is on OS10.13 or above. I cant check this and my friend didn't now, we plugged in the new chip and started the machine up (disconnected battery, removed old chip, inserted new, screw back in, replaced battery connection) pressing CMD R, the machine still cant see the drive in drive utils app. can I check if the machines OS was at 10.13 or above or if not can I do anything to update it to this?
    Any ideas welcome,
    Thanks,

    Simon
    I recently bought a new MacBook Air so needed an SSD ext drive for back ups. I bought it online (reputable company) but it would not format to APFS.

    Luckily the company refunded me, and said not to bother to return the one sent. So it went in the bin. Managed to buy one that formats in APFS.

    Good luck with your problem

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