Need major help!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Kerizuk, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Kerizuk macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2015
    hi I was trying to help my aunt with late 2009 MacBook. She got from ubid website listed as a refurb. Anyway she couldn't make any changes because last admin never cleared password. I did some research and took me into single mode with black and white screen. Had me do some sbin fsck -fy stuff among other things and now no matter what I do I can't get past apple gray screen with logo spinning. I don't have recovery disc. Please help otherwise I may need to buy my aunt a new computer!!! Thank you in advance
  2. ctyrider macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2012
    Force the machine to boot off the recovery partition - hold Cmd-R while machine boots. Then erase main partition from Disk Utility and reinstall clean OS X.

    If for some reason you can't boot into Recovery - make a bootable USB stick with latest OS X and do the same thing.
  3. Kerizuk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2015
    Can't boot into recovery or safe mode. How would I make usb stick? Computer didn't come with any software

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