In this guide I explain how to access and recover files from a failed MacBook Air, assuming it’s not the hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) related failure.
Let’s say the laptop suffered from liquid spill, was dropped or just stopped working but you don’t have your files backed up.
MacBook Air (Late 2008 and Mid 2009)
These models came equipped with a 1.8″ 120GB SATA HDD or 128GB SSD with a 24 pin ZIF connector.
For the following procedure you will need a small Phillips screwdriver (size #0).
Remove 10 screws securing the laptop bottom cover. Remove the cover.
The hard drive located on the left side from the fan.
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For this example I’m taking apart a HP Pavilion 15-n280us model.
Today I will disassemble an Asus Q500A-BHI7T05.
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I will show how to access both RAM slots, remove the hard drive and keyboard.
Also, I will show a shortcut for removing the cooling fan and DC jack.
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I will show how to remove the bottom cover in order to access the cooling fan, SATA hard drive, mSATA SSD drive and other internal components.
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Product name: SVE14A35CXH
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I will remove the bottom cover in order to access the main internal components.
Before you start, make sure it’s turned off and battery removed.