How to reset Macbook

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  1. iamwilliamcwl macrumors member

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    Sorry to disturb but how do we reset Macbook(Late 2013 15" rMBP) back to original/factory condition? :confused: Thank you so much.
     
  2. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    1. Restart your mac and hold Command+R until it boots in recovery mode
    2. Click Dish Utility
    3. Click your Macintosh HD and choose Erase in the upper menu and then choose Mac OS Journaled and then Erase to the right. This basically formats your HDD
    4. Quit Disc Utility
    5. Click Reinstall OS X (make sure that it has the Mavericks logo)
    6. Follow instructions
     
  3. iamwilliamcwl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
    Is it okay to erase other things in the disk utility?
     
  4. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Depends on what your erasing.
     
  5. iamwilliamcwl thread starter macrumors member

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    such as APPLE SSD
     
  6. iamwilliamcwl thread starter macrumors member

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    I need help!!!
    After reset my MacBook it keep say I couldn't connect to the internet
    And when I open App Store or browser it become like this
     

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  7. iamwilliamcwl thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it my internet problem or I erased some default file in my MacBook? (My PC run very smooth) though
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do this.

    Hold command-option-r while booting and this will get you into Internet Recovery.

    Start Disk Utility and select the disk brand name at the very top (like Seagate 500GB or whatever) and erase the entire disk as Mac OS Extended.

    Now quit Disk Utility and click reinstall OS. This will download the entire OS from Apple's servers and give you the same OS version that came with the machine.
     
  9. iamwilliamcwl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much for replying, trying to reinstall now.
    By the way how do we stop macbook going to sleep cause it takes me fews hours to download and I need to head to bed now. I feel so sorry keep asking so much question, so sorry if I'm annoying and thank you so much for helping me.

    And also sorry about my bad english.
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just leave the lid open and let it run, it won't go to sleep while updating like this.

    Glad to help. :)
     
  11. iamwilliamcwl thread starter macrumors member

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    Woo okay thanks alot Weaselboy! :D
     
  12. maniamacman macrumors newbie

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    hello i think i will have to reset mine to return it?
    or just delete the apps is fine?

    @did u fix it iamwilliam?
    do u think i can't avoid the problem u had?

    i will try this week but im scared to have ur problem and then can't fix it :)

    thanks guys
     
  13. iamwilliamcwl thread starter macrumors member

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    What do you mean to return it?
    Yea it works! :D
    Don't worry its easy, here is a video if you prefer to follow video tutorial
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtUw-vo606w
     
  14. maniamacman macrumors newbie

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    Ty for the vid i will have a look.

    When i said "return it", i have to return it to get a new machine due to some issues.
     
  15. iamwilliamcwl thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah okay, good luck! :D
     

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