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The March 2015 update of Apple's 11" MacBook Air features fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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System can't detect drive, all I'm getting is blinking question mark

How to fix blinking question mark in MacBook Air 11”?

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If you see a question mark folder is that the Mac don’t find the MacOS.You can try this : Power off the Mac than power on and hold the keys Comand + R and the Mac will boot in to the recovery partition.From there you can go to disk utility and run a disk utility in that SSD to check for errors.If you don’t find any errors from that partition you can try to reinstall the MacOS and see if that can fix the problem.

Another option is that you remove the ssd from the Mac put on a external enclosure en boot from the external enclosure using command (option key) and see if you can see the drive or if you can boot.I have seen MacBook Air ssd damage ramdonly so I suggest you to check if that drive is good first :)

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@gadgetboxrd - This system uses a custom blade SSD so taking it out wont help here.

Instead I would restart the system in target disk mode and then connect the system to another Mac, Or create a bootable OS installer thumb drive from another Mac to then boot up this system. If the onboard recovery partition won't boot or recover the OS.

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You can boot with a external enclosure that SSD to see if works correct if the drive is encrypted you won't but if is not you can.You can use your recovery partition to install the MacOS but if you have a usb drive you can created a bootable MacOS using terminal or DiskmakerX @danj But like I did mention before if you go to the recovery partition and run a Disk Utility first to see if it show any issues that's the first step i will suggest.Cheers!


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Thats correct @mayer OWC is the best choice :)


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