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- Sorry Nur your just a little early here for upgrades for this system. You see Apple changed the SSD from a SATA III (6Gp/s) to a PCIe 2.0 device which currently is not available from 3rd parties and Apple does not offer any upgrade options at this time. The standards group is in the process of creating a blade standard called M.2. Here's a write up when they started the process PCIe for Mobile Launched; PCIe 3.1, 4.0 Specs Revealed. Nothing is expected to be available until mid '14. That is still assuming the Apple SSD interface complies with the M.2 standard everyone else decides to make. Even still there is enough of a market for someone to create a compliant offering but that will likely take a bit more time. Again, things are in flux here so hang tight ;-}
- OK, lets start off with a few more useful tools to ID your issue/s. Download the following apps from the Apps Store get a copy of Temperature Gauge and then from this web site get coconutBattery 2.8. These will allow you to see the thermal sensors & fans as well as the battery sensors and its status. In addition I would recommend upgrading the SMC services, review this Apple TN EFI & SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs. As to the sensor error this is one that does shut down the system when it over heats! And is likely why you are having troubles here. After installing Temperature Gauge you should be able to verify things. Review this article on decoding the error message How to invoke & interpret the Apple hardware tests. In your case the error: 4SNS/1/4000000 Th1H-128.000 is - 4SNS System sensor, T for temperature & h Heat pipe (heat sink). If this is the root issue it is likely an issue of dust build up on the heat sink fins as well as the fan blades. You will need to open the system up and with a sof...
- Do you have a DVM? So you can measure the AC voltage at the power supply be very careful here!. Then check the DC side is voltage present there. If not then the power supply you got is bad.
- Have you tried using the external CD/DVD player the system came with with the recovery DVD? I think your only solution here is to plug in a USB keyboard and then depending on what happens when you try using the keyboard you may also need to disconnect the internal keyboard ribbon cable. These early Mac air systems make things hard as they only have one USB port. If you can't get it to boot up with the internal HD. If your OS is corrupted you'll need to find a way to access the HD. If you can get the USB keyboard working and have a second Mac you could try putting the Air into target mode and via WiFi see if you can access the airs HD to recover any files you may need and then repair/rebuild the HD.
- Can you give us some back story here? Did you spill something into the keyboard? I can't see the need to replace the logic board here. If you messed up the keyboard & track pad then the top case may need to be replaced. Granted, its a lot of work and it isn't a cheap repair but if your able to do it your self. Do you have the skills and tools?
- I/O errors are often a bad cable. Apple and some third parties had a bad run of cables. I would start off replacing the SATA cable its self. I would also make sure you have the latest EFI firmware installed as well. Follow this Apple TN EFI & SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs. Update: The SATA I/O from your device and the given SATA standard your system offers are not the same so the device needs to adjust its SATA I/O to the speed of your system in this case SATA II (3.0Gb/s). While the Samsung EV0 840 sates it can work with SATA I or SATA II systems it needs to do this with the handshake the device does with the SATA controller. Some controller chips did have some problems handshaking correctly which is why you needed to update the systems firmware. As to why the SSD has an issue where as the the HD doesn't has a lot to do with the speed of the data going across the SATA interface. (cable & connectors). As I stated Apple did have a problem with some versions of the cable which is the most likely iss...
- Swapping out the optical drive device won't change the I/O of the system board. So the PATA I/O is your I/O limitation. I would recommend swapping out your current HD for the Seagate SSHD so you gain the full benefit of the drive. If you still want your older HD you may want to place it into an external FireWire case Vs the optical bay if you want the best performance and usage. Or if you want it internally place it into the PATA to SATA optical drive carrier and replace out your optical drive. Don't forget your system memory upgrading to 6GB would be ideal (the limit of the system).
- I think the $119 unit is an Apple part (same as the $129 Apple offering) where as the other is a replacement from another source. I would recommend contacting IFIXIT sales to double check Contacting IFIXIT Sales
- The new Thin iMac's are different still again from the older models. Replacing the HD with a replacement drive is one thing (like for like). Upgrading to a different storage type altogether is another matter. First you need to deal with the thermal sensor and the then need to think about the mounting hardware (if you didn't get a unit with a HD to start with). I would recommend going the a hybrid drive (SSHD) like Seagates' offering Vs going with a straight SSD. Presently you can't upgrade the blade SSD units as you can't get a third party SATAe with a M2 interface yet as the M2 standard is still being defined. As soon as it is I think you'll see a flood of options. You may want to also review this answer: Can I add a SSD myself
- Depending on the version of the OS-X the answer is yes it was possible. Since Snow Leopard the answer is no. Sorry to say I won't offer anything more here. As we don't want to give anyone ideas.
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Note: Here's a method to hack the OS-X configuration file for the SuperDrive to be used on the older iMac, MacBook, or MacBook Pro systems that the drive normally won't work with. Use with caution!
open the com.apple.Boot.
plist file in a text editor or in terminal use nano you will see a key <key>Kernel Flags</key>
under it add the following line
reboot your Mac
Can you verify the data rate of the I/O is it SATA-3?
Step 15 - could be Braille U - B - A or the contractions Us - But - A
From the Apple specs sheet neither this new MacBook Pro or the new MacBook Air have digital outputs. Just looking at the connector in the disassembly photos it appears to be true - Sorry
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