How do I format a new macbook hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jk000, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. jk000 macrumors regular

    jk000

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    My friend had a problem with their MacBook hard drive, as a result it wouldn't boot etc, so it was replaced and now it needs to be formatted. How do I go about doing this?

    I heard it had to be done via another Mac. If so, how is this done? and can I use an ethernet cable?

    Thanks, JACK:)
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You can easily format it using the install disks that came supplied with the computer. Just pop disk 1 in and follow the prompts.
     
  3. jk000 thread starter macrumors regular

    jk000

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    Thanks, I got it sorted last night, I though it was as simple as that, just went into the Disk utility and selected 'erase'. Basically the person who's MacBook this was was very used to PCs so they were adamant it wasn't this simple! Looking back it was a bit daft of me to not think it through.

    Thanks again.
     

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