Brand new macbook pro formatted 4 times

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nobrainer, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. nobrainer macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I am not exactly a pro so apologies if my question sounds daft. How much harm can multi formatting cause the HD or are they harmless?

    Upgraded to Lion, downgraded to snow leopard, wrong installation so formatted again and finally used wrong adaptor for charging so yet another format to turn computer on. In total I had to format the MBP 4 times in one week.

    Help much appreciated.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I wouldn't recommend it as a regular habit, but 4 reformats certainly isn't going to hurt anything.
  3. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    I also did this on my SSD for like 10 times! Switching from one mac to another mac! It should be under warranty so if anything happen the company will fix it!
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
  5. nobrainer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Thank you for the replies. It's very comforting to know that I did not ruin it just yet :)
  6. jbjones85 macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2011
    i've only had mine for about 2 months and i've re-formatted 3x. should be fine.
  7. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    stupid question but what does reformatting mean? are you guys like restoring your macs? lol

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