How to reset my mac completely??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by htcmac2013, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. htcmac2013 macrumors newbie

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    Aug 16, 2013
    #1
    Dear all,
    I finally bought a (second hand) macbook with OS X 10.6.8 on the internet.
    I was really happy when it finally arrived, but the mac seems to be from a school...
    I tried login in on the main user, but i don't know the username and the password. I can go into "Student", but I can't save anything, or change any personal settings..
    I also tried to go into single mode, with cmd S, but nothing happens.
    I don't have a disc..
    Is there any way to reset the mac to factory settings?
    Please help!!
    Thanks
     
  2. Cristian .b macrumors member

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    Try to restart then press and hold option right before the startup chime. Press recovery HD and the arrow under it. Start takes a bit longer; Then re-install mac os x. Do it ask for a apple id? then reboot again and holde command+option+r before the startup chime (press and hold) you will see a spinning globe at the center. i don't know ffurther instructions cuz my macbook doesn't work anymore (you see my thread). after install i recommend upgrading your os, as snow leopard doesn't have any updates anymore. hope this helps
     

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