Need to send my MBP in, how do I reformat it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by omizzle, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. omizzle macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2009
    My MBP HD will randomly freeze and I called Apple and they are going to exchange it for me (my MBP is less than 2 weeks old).

    So anyway, I am going to send in my MBP and I would like to reformat it before I send it. How do I do that? Just insert the OSX disk and let it reinstall?
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    That's one way.

    If you boot off the OS X disk, when the installer comes up, you should have a gray menu bar across the top (like you do normally in OS X). One of the options should allow you to get to Disk Utility which allows you to do all sorts of wipes of your hard drive.
  3. iphonematt Guest

    Jul 10, 2007
    As the above poster said, you should boot from the included media and open disk utility. Click Macintosh HD on the lest side and then erase. Under security options, at a MINIMUM do the zero-out data. A 7 pass is more secure, but will likely take 7 or more hours.
  4. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2009

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