At the end of February, I posted about my beloved 11″ MacBook Air finally giving up the ghost.
This morning I was reading that the last of the 11″ MBA’s were being added to the obsolete list and I started thinking about the error icon I saw:
I looked it up. And found that it was most likely an issue with the SSD. For a goof, I pulled the laptop off the shelf, removed the back and and found …
There was no screw holding the M2 SSD in place. How in the … ?
My best guess is that when I took that machine apart a couple of years ago to replace the battery, I forgot to put the screw that secures the M2 drive back in place. And in the time between then and now, the SSD managed to wiggled itself loose.
I have this tiny, external drive that holds a 128GB M2. I took it apart and removed one of the screws holding the M2 in place. I then went to the Mac, re-seated the SSD, put in the screw, put the back cover on. plugged it in, hit the power button and …
The Mac is humming away running a software update. Who knows how much longer it has, but I’ll take it.