Model A1369, 1.6, 1.7, or 1.8 GHz Processor, 64, 128 or 256GB Flash Storage

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What is my password?

I bought a used SSD. After I installed it, I started the computer. The computer started nicely and went to the log-in page. This page showed an account named "Home" and asked for my password. As I say, this is a used SSD. How do I find the password?

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Can you give us the last four digits of your serial number so we can correctly identify which model you have.

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The last four characters of the serial number are not digits, but letters: "DJYC."

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I called iFixit. The clerk gave me an easier solution: start up while holding "Command R." That takes me to Disk Utility, where I erased the hard drive and restored from my backup.

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Happy to hear that worked!

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Sounds like you'll need to return it.

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Now that we know your exact machine, Dan's answer is correct. But in Target mode with another Mac, you can reformat the drive and install a new system.

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My understanding is that Target Mode works only with FireWire (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1661). The MBA does not have FireWire.

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No, you can also do it with Thunderbolt or even Ethernet connected macs

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You probably need to reformat the drive. Do this in Target Mode or use a universal adapter. Universal Drive Adapter

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Mayer, remember these drives are M.2 SSD's. I don't think the universal adapter will work here.

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Dan, yes and no. He didn't tell us which MBA he has, so it could even be using a ZIF drive. If an SSD drive goes in, then I would guess it has a 2.5".

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Good point Mayer! I keep forgetting the first version had a ZIF micro drive.

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Sadly it's a M.2 blade SSD. The other option here is to mount it in this case: Envoy USB case. I also like Mayer's idea of Target Mode if you have access to a second Mac.

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