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MacBook Air 13" Mid 2011 Solid-State Drive Replacement

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Replace the solid state drive on your MacBook Air 13" Mid 2011.

  • Auteur: Andrew Bookholt
  • Durée estimée : 20 minutes
  • Difficulté: Modérée

Use this guide to upgrade or replace the solid-state drive in a MacBook Air 13” Mid 2011. This MacBook Air uses a proprietary storage drive connector, and is therefore not compatible with common M.2 drives without the use of an adapter.

Before you perform this repair, if at all possible, back up your existing SSD. Then, either familiarize yourself with internet recovery or create a bootable external drive so you’ll be ready to install macOS onto your new drive and migrate your data to the new SSD.

Finally, we strongly recommend installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra (or a later macOS) before replacing the original SSD from your MacBook Air. Most new SSDs require updated storage drivers not found in versions of macOS prior to High Sierra.

Étape 1 Solid-State Drive  ¶ 

Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the SSD to the logic board.

Étape 1 Solid-State Drive  ¶ 

  • Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx screw securing the SSD to the logic board.

Étape 2  ¶ 

To avoid damaging its socket, do not lift the end of the SSD excessively. Slightly lift up the end of the SSD and pull it straight out of its socket on the logic board.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • To avoid damaging its socket, do not lift the end of the SSD excessively.

  • Slightly lift up the end of the SSD and pull it straight out of its socket on the logic board.

  • When reinstalling the SSD, be sure it is properly seated before reinstalling its retaining screw.