MacBook Air 11" Mid 2012 Solid-State Drive Replacement
Replace the solid state hard drive on your Mid 2012 MacBook Air 11".
- Author: Andrew Optimus Goldberg
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a burned-out solid state hard drive.
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In this step you will disconnect the battery to help avoid shorting out any components during service.
Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both short sides of the battery connector upward to disconnect it from its socket on the logic board.
Bend the battery cable slightly away from the logic board so the connector will not accidentally contact its socket.
Use a spudger to help lift the free end of the SSD just enough to grab it with your other hand.
Do not lift the end of the SSD excessively.
Pull the drive straight out of its socket and remove it from the logic board.
When reinstalling the SSD, be sure it is properly seated before reinstalling its retaining screw.
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