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Macbook Pro formatting

By terry5880
Jan 15, 2014
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  1. Hi all wondering on all options for doing full factory wipes on macbooks and pros normally I hold cmd and s at start up to get black screen put in a code to reset mac .. but then have to go delete old account ...is there a proper way to fully format with out disc ..thanks in advance all
     
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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,096   +592

    A full reformat does require the Mac Tools Disk
     
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  3. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    Thank you joe ..what is the tools disc do you means a cd...
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,096   +592

    Yes, it's a CD your order from Apple.

    This is exactly like the issue on Windows; you need something to boot (ie a cd) in order to
    reformat the attached HD.
     
  5. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    Ok thank for yourr help just thought there might of been a key or some other way like on a windows laptop you can press like f4 f10 ctrl f10 etc to format..but thanks again
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

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  7. terry5880

    terry5880 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 321

    I was thinking that too sngx1275 .. thanks bud
     
  8. reysanglenn

    reysanglenn TS Rookie

    I think you can do that by re intalling you OS
     

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