Can you swap hard drives in MacBook Air?

Apple’s MacBook Air has always been a solid and reliable little laptop — even more so when the company ditched the hard drive that was in the original for solid state storage. What Apple doesn’t mention is that the SSD in a MacBook Air can actually be replaced by the user, and it’s a relatively easy procedure.

What year is MacBook Air A1237?

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Intro. January 15, 2008* October 14, 2008
Order BTO/CTO A1237 (EMC 2142*)
Family MacBook Air – Original MacBookAir1,1
RAM 2 GB 144 MB
Storage 64 GB SSD None*

What kind of hard drive is in a MacBook Air?

The MacBook Air offers a solid-state internal hard drive. Solid-state drives have been around for a number of years now (think iPod Shuffle). Unfortunately, however, the solid-state memory used in today’s flash drives gets pretty expensive as capacity increases.

Can I upgrade RAM MacBook Air 2020?

Can I Upgrade the RAM in My Mac Model? Unfortunately, most modern Macs don’t allow you to upgrade the RAM yourself. Recent MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models have the RAM soldered to the motherboard. Some newer iMacs technically have user-upgradeable RAM, but doing so requires extensive teardown of the machine.

Are all MacBook airs the same size?

Best answer: Yes. The M1 MacBook Air is the exact same size and weight as the previous model, so your cases for the last model will work just fine on the new MacBook Air (Late 2020).

What was the first MacBook Air?

The 1st-generation MacBook Air is the first ultraportable laptop computer from the MacBook Air line, designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It was introduced at the Macworld Conference & Expo as the “World’s Thinnest Notebook” on January 15, 2008.

How do you replace hard drive on MacBook Air A1304?

If you have the A1304 version of MacBook Air, use a spudger or your thumbs to flip up the ribbon cable retaining flap AWAY from the cable (seen in picture 2). Pull the hard drive cable straight away from its socket.

How do you remove a hard drive from a MacBook Air?

Disconnect the port hatch ribbon cable from the logic board by pulling it straight up by its black pull tab. Pull the audio out ribbon cable off the adhesive securing it to the upper case. Use a spudger to pry the audio out ribbon cable connector board off the hard drive bracket.

What to do if your MacBook Air hard drive is not working?

Unplug your MacBook Air and power it off before you proceed. Remove ten Phillips screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Air: Slightly lift the lower case near the vents and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs. Disconnect the battery connector by pulling it straight out of its socket.

Are there different hard drive connectors on MacBook Air?

The two different versions of MacBook Air have different hard drive connectors. Failure to perform the action appropriate to your machine will damage your hard drive! Be very careful when disconnecting the hard drive cable. The ZIF connectors are fragile.