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How to format a macbook pro without CD?

lisiac

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Aug 7, 2012
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I recently bought a macbook pro, that came with lion, i guess, already installed, and few days ago something happend with it because appeard disc corrupted, the solution format the disc, but how do i format withou the dvd with the os???

Thank you!!
 

omgitscro

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Jul 12, 2008
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Hold the Option key while you turn the computer on; keep it held until you reach the boot disk selection screen. Select the recovery partition. Once you're in the recovery system, you can run Disk Utility from the menu bar.
 
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omgitscro

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Jul 12, 2008
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So do you have any idea of what shoul i do??
i'll try what omgitscrosaid.
But if you have something more please tell me!!

thanks.:eek:

Apple replaced all install/recovery CDs with the recovery partition. Follow the instructions I posted to access it.
 
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ivoruest

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Jul 12, 2010
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Hold the Option key while you turn the computer on; keep it held until you reach the boot disk selection screen. Select the recovery partition. Once you're in the recovery system, you can run Disk Utility from the menu bar.

This is the best way to do it. Make sure you partition in MacOSX Journaled and make sure its a GUID partition in the options menu when in the Disk Utility menu.
 
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lisiac

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Aug 7, 2012
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Hold the Option key while you turn the computer on; keep it held until you reach the boot disk selection screen. Select the recovery partition. Once you're in the recovery system, you can run Disk Utility from the menu bar.

Man, i went there, and says that i need to reformat.
i don't know how to do this.:(
 
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geoffreak

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Feb 8, 2008
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Remember those links that simsaladimbamba posted that you seemed to ignore because you couldn't seem to be bothered? You should read them. ;)
 
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lisiac

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Aug 7, 2012
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Remember those links that simsaladimbamba posted that you seemed to ignore because you couldn't seem to be bothered? You should read them. ;)

I didn' see that, do you think the fact that i hadn't did the GUID will bring me trouble trying to format?
 
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tuxon86

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May 22, 2012
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Do you have any idea what should i do?

Connect your Mac to the Internet via an Ethernet cable.
Hold down option-r while turning the Mac on.
This should start remote restoration of your Mac. It will take a while since it will basically download the installation files from apple servers.
If this doesn't work, then you'll have to make a trip to the apple store.
 
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