Introduction

Use this guide to remove or upgrade the SSD in your MacBook Air 11" Early 2015.

    • Shut down and close your computer. Lay it on a soft surface top-side down.

    • Remove the following ten screws:

      • Two 8 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws

      • Eight 2.5 mm 5-point Pentalobe screws

    • The special screwdriver needed to remove the 5-point Pentalobe screws can be found here.

  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.

    • 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 bend back and make contact with its socket.

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

    • Lift the free end of the SSD just enough to get a good hold of it.

    • Do not excessively lift the end of the SSD.

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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It is possible to upgrade the 128GB ssd to a larger one for this Macbook Air model?

dgoteixeira - Reply

I bought the below model SSD by mistake for my Apple 11" Early 2015 model. Could you please suggest whether it will be compatible.

"Samsung 256GB Flash SSD SSUBX/655-1858K w/ Heatsink for Mac Pro 6,1 JPV256R/0A1"

Ramkumar Sundar - Reply

Wow! This is a good instructional post. However, I was thinking of posting a question about the different SSD’s for sale on this page, but I see that other’s questions have gone unanswered for over 1 or 2 years. Not cool.

Ralph H - Reply

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