How to format a macbook pro without CD?

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  1. lisiac macrumors newbie

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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!!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Aug 7, 2012
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  3. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. lisiac thread starter macrumors newbie

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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:
     
  5. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    Apple replaced all install/recovery CDs with the recovery partition. Follow the instructions I posted to access it.
     
  6. ivoruest macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  7. lisiac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Man, i went there, and says that i need to reformat.
    i don't know how to do this.:(
     
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  9. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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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. ;)
     
  10. lisiac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn' see that, do you think the fact that i hadn't did the GUID will bring me trouble trying to format?
     
  11. lisiac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you have any idea what should i do?
     
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  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Yes use disk utility to format the drive but listen to what the people in here are trying to tell
     
  14. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

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    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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