Factory reset on Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rrodri31, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. rrodri31 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2012
    I want to reset my macbook to it's original factory settings. Everywhere I look online, it says that i need the original startup disks. I don't have those disks because I bought the macbook from ebay and the disks weren't included. Is there any way I can do this without the disks? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Apple will sell you the original restore disks. give them a call.
  3. 262Runnr macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2008
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Maybe. What year/model Macbook do you have and what version OS are you on? You might be able to go to the Apple Store app if you have at least 10.6.8 and just buy Mountain Lion for $20. Then you can make yourself a USB key installer from Mountain Lion and use that for a clean install.

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