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Use this guide to upgrade or replace the solid-state drive in a MacBook Air 13” Early 2015. 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.

    • Before proceeding, power down your MacBook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to remove ten screws securing the lower case, of the following lengths:

    • Two 9 mm screws

    • Eight 2.6 mm screws

    Pulling the fan cable out was terrifying but you actually just pull on the cable itself. No way to get any leverage at the connector to dislodge it. Did come out easily but like I said, scared me!

    allison - Ответить

    Draai de schroefjes voorzichtig los en leg ze op een stabiele plek neer en let erop dat de schroefje een verschillende lengte hebben.

    bwgvanderveer - Ответить

    I thought I could replace my 256 Gb SSD with 512? regards

    ola m - Ответить

    Do you have good Test Point Voltages? It appears there are silver colored Test points on the I/O Board. I am working on a water spill and trying to troubleshoot if both the I/O board and the Logic need replaced.

    andrew - Ответить

    It's probably not necessary but may be a little safer to completely discharge the old battery before replacing it.

    Larry Smith - Ответить

    tell a model that was not inferior to the speed of the one in the laptop.

    Thank you

    ilyabuhov - Ответить

    Do i need to order tools separately to replace the battery i just ordered?

    anne uhlir - Ответить

    im looking for a Logic Board for a

    Apple - MacBook Air® - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Silver Model: MQD32LL/A

    Any help is appreciated.

    Jamie Comstock - Ответить

    P5 pentalobe screwdrivers are too big! The correct size for these screws are p4 pentalobe. P5 pentalobe was just able, with difficulty, to turn some of the screws. If the screws were at all tight, my p5 was unable to get them out, and started to strip the screws. A p4 screwdriver fit better and removed the screws with ease. (I was using high quality Wiha brand screwdrivers.)

    William Skinner - Ответить

    I had same experience (with MacBook Air 13-inch Mid-2012) … had to get P4, which worked swimmingly

    eric -

    Very simple installation. The screwdriver heads were exactly what we’re needed, one head for the outside case screws, the other for the screws holding the battery in place. The computer started right up. Now to see how the battery holds up, but I have a good feeling about this!

    Dennis Eaton - Ответить

    My P5 and the T5 worked perfectly with my early 2015 Air 13”! And it is super fast! Thank you iFixit!

    Pennny Beach - Ответить

    The supplied kit and instructions worked perfectly!

    Nikolay Andreev - Ответить

    Comments that the P5 pentalobe are too large are absolutely spot-on. There is no way the P5 pentalobe bit I have will work with the MacBook Air without destroying the screws. Hard target search for P4 pentalobe bit in progress…..

    joemoog - Ответить

    Bonjour j’aimerais changer mon SSD de 128 Go pour en mettre un de 512 Go. Je ne sais pas ce qu’il faut prendre car il faut qu’il soit compatible avec le macbook air A1466. J’aurais vu un Samsung Evo 970 500 Go mais si je ne me trompe pas, il faut un adaptateur.

    Merci pour votre aide.

    chicco33 - Ответить

    oui, vous aurez besoin d’un adaptateur, pour completez le changement.

    Dan -

    The tool kit should include tweezers for re-inserting the battery connector.

    Andre Clement - Ответить

    P5 pentalobe worked perfectly for me. Instructions were spot-on. Antenna connections were a bit fiddly to refit but got them in ok.

    michaelquinnell - Ответить

    Maybe the problem some are experiencing is that the designations are confusing (blame Apple rather than iFixit). the P2 is also known as PL1. The P5 is also known as PL4. The P6 is also known as PL5. So it is possible to mistake the P6 (PL5) for the P5 (PL4), meaning it (P6-PL5) will be too big, while the P5 (PL4) will be just right. Sort of a 3 Bears explanation, but it is very confusing.

    Thomas Lewis - Ответить

    I have not replaced a display on the A1369 but have done many A1466 which is a newer 13” model. They seem really similar and its not clear why one needs to remove the logic board to remove the display. The antenna cables on the A1466 dont have to rest under the logic board but can be tucked in the hinge crevice. Cant this same thing be done with the A1369?

    Sean Love - Ответить

  1. Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.
    • Wedge your fingers between the display and the lower case and pull upward to pop the lower case off the Air.

    • Remove the lower case and set it aside.

    There is a nub on the inside of the case which is attached to the battery. When you try to pull it open, it appears to be attached to the plastic casing of the battery, which sometimes splits. I gently unhooked the nub from the battery before removing the case fully. This seems to happen if the battery has suffered some drop damage (plastic parts broken around screws and parts of plastic frame split). Just an FYI in case your lower case doesn't pull away easily.

    Jeannie Crowley - Ответить

    When closing this back up make sure that the antenna cable is tucked away neatly

    Gabriel - Ответить

    So this is a legit back cover for MacBook Air?

    ASHANTI SMITH - Ответить

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  3. To ensure that everything is de-energized and won't turn on while you're working, it is recommended that you disconnect the battery. Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it parallel to the board toward the front edge of the Air.
    • To ensure that everything is de-energized and won't turn on while you're working, it is recommended that you disconnect the battery.

    • Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it parallel to the board toward the front edge of the Air.

    • Do not lift upward on the connector as you disconnect it or you risk damage to the connector socket.

    after disconnect the battery, press and hold 5*10 seconds the powerbutton on your keyboard to unload the capacitors

    Marcel - Ответить

    how does a person put the battery connector back in?- that is the only thing i’m afraid of touching after putting new fan in.

    a smith - Ответить

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

    I'm using a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the SSD retaining screw but it's simply not working, the screwdriver seems slightly too big and I even tried plyers to grab the ends of the screw and turn it but that didn't budge. Are the screws super tight or something? I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong

    smokey9112filmz2 - Ответить

    I would also like to know that, i have the same problem tried using a standard T5 Torx and the Pentalobe P5 screwdriver, but the both dont work/fit

    facebookvincent -

    I opened mine with a T-6.

    airshack - Ответить

    I ended up using the T5 with a rubber band in between. I wish I would have done this earlier. I stripped a little bit of the screw. You live you learn.

    Senh Mo Chuang - Ответить

  5. Gently lift the end of the SSD about half an inch and pull it straight out of its socket on the logic board. Don't lift the SSD more than half an inch—doing so may damage the SSD or its socket on the logic board.
    • Gently lift the end of the SSD about half an inch and pull it straight out of its socket on the logic board.

    • Don't lift the SSD more than half an inch—doing so may damage the SSD or its socket on the logic board.

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

    Am I able to upgrade my Macbook Air early 2015 from 128Mb SSD to the SSD Samsung 960 (EVO or Pro) 1TB or 2TB?

    If so, do a need special adapters?

    Ruben Dominguez - Ответить

    Is there an adaptor cable or external housing that allows me to transfer the information on my SSD to my other laptop that has a SATA drive?

    Redwood Man - Ответить

    There are several available at Other World Computing.

    NerdsLimited -

    OWC 480 GB ssd says, early 2015 MacBook Pro needs thermal pad. what kin of pad is needed before SSD can be replaced.

    rasi_tip - Ответить

    Can you recommend an adapter to use a regular m.2 ssd?

    zepa - Ответить

    I really don’t recommend using M.2 SSD’s!

    As someone who services Mac’s I tend to see the failures and I’l warn you I see a lot of these M.2 drives with adapter with problems. As one of the first diagnostic processes I pop in my custom Apple Samsung SSD to see if the system works with it. If it does I recommend the power to replace the SSD.

    Dan -

Заключение

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Great... Now tell me where I can get an SSD for this machine.

Dave - Ответить

yes) and prompt and appropriate model that was not inferior in speed built.

Thank!

ilyabuhov -

Dave, I am sure these are M.2 SSD. I am not sure what apple uses but at least you have somewhere you can start for research

klacorum -

That’s indeed an M.2 SSD but you’ll need an adapter as the one that came with the Macbook uses a proprietary connector.

Farie Indriawan -

Is there a way to upgrade it ? I cant find a bigger SSD which can be installed on this model.

Any update is welcome.

Max - Ответить

OWC has SSDs for specifically for MacBook Air. You can get them here: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ssd/owc/m...

I upgraded my MacBook Pro Retina with an OWC SSD and it worked a treat. I went for a kit that included an external chassis for the drive I swapped out. It makes an incredibly fast and portable external drive.

NOTE: Changing the drive voids the warranty, but if you swap your existing mac drive back in when it goes for repair everything is fine. I know because I have also had to have my Pro serviced.

Thurstan Hethorn - Ответить

which ssd model should i use for macbook air 13" early 2015?

abhijeet - Ответить

the maximum memory for ssd ?

Florinel Daniel - Ответить

Does this upgrade apply to this MacBook= MMGF2LL/A?

Kid Frost - Ответить

Since there is a not much of a difference between the MacBook Air Mid 2017 and this one, would it be possible to move my 128 GB SSD from my old MacBook Pro 2015 into the MacBook Air 2017 same way ? Konsidering keeping the data how would i handle the os configuration differences ? Thanks in advance.

David Conrad - Ответить

If I want to take an SSD from a damaged macbook air (SSD is not damaged) and put it into a model with a smaller capacity SSD will it turn on and work from the SSD I put in? I am wondering if there are additional steps to get one macbook air to boot from a hard drive from another.

Michael Hutchinson - Ответить

As of June 2017, OSX High Sierra has added nvme support for booting. I can confirm that the samsung 960 evo works with a m.2 adpater in my macbook air 2015. This gave me a 250 GB ssd that runs roughly 1300MB/s write and 1300MB/s read for about $150 usd.

sleep - Ответить

what adapter?

onwar33 -

I have an adata sx6000 m.s 2280 pcie and adaptor for my macbook air early 2015. The macbook does not at all recognize the drive. its as if its not installed. i tried the drive on a pc and know it works.

Adam Gordon -

What Is the largest SSd upgrade you do on a MacBook Air 13.3 mid 2015

Dale Harding - Ответить

OWC offers a 1TB kit

Geir Leirvik -

you can also go up to 2 tb

Leon Bernhammer -

Additional info: you can use normal m2 ssds in your macbook using an Adapter. You can find Infos with campatible ssd types on this site: https://macandegg.de/upkeep/macbook-air-...

sorry for this Website being German but you can see that e.g. for a macbook 7,2 you can use nvme ssds with Adapter. There are also examples for ssds to use but u dont Need exactly the ones linked there, also some ssds similar to those will work just as fine. have fun

Leon Bernhammer - Ответить

Hi, i have one mac air mid 2011 upgrade 64 gb to 256 gb and now buy macbook air mid2017 ssd 128 , what is the best way to re-use ssd 256 GB transcend on the new macbook air mid 2017?

I can remove ssd of mac old and install on new mac air without problens?

Gledson Oliveira - Ответить

Do i have to use the same ssd?

Withawin - Ответить

Can i use this SSD model on mac air 2017?

SSD ADATA XPG GAMMIX S10 512GB PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280

and how do i know which SSDs are compatible with my mac air 2017?

iraj - Ответить

Is the default ssd installed on this mac sata or nvme?

John Lorrenz Cruz - Ответить

do i need to prep the new SSD? or do I just swap them out?

Jim Kochem - Ответить

Just did mine, create a mojave bootable usb drive and swap them. No other work needed

Dan -

thats great!

I need to transfer the data to Mobile drive 1TB (because my Mac won’t work any more, it needs the logic board to be changed).. so my question is:

which adaptor do i need to read the data off the Macbook Air 13 (early 2014) ?

thanks in advance

Mahmoud Abdelsayed - Ответить

is it compatible with "MacBookAir7,2" 2017?

tomalemoch - Ответить

Hi, I have this 2015 model which won’t turn on. Is there an USB external ssd card reader on the market so I can recover the data on my ssd card, once it is removed?

rick - Ответить

Yep, there sure is! Right here.

Jeff Suovanen -

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