Please help me with this problem :)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vincefromshrews, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. vincefromshrews macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2013
    Hi Guys, please can someone give me an idiots step by step guide with the following problem.
    My hard drive crashed in my macbook pro (2012) running 10.8.3.

    I have replaced the hard drive with a new 500g hard drive and now want to install 10.8.3 again. I have had this laptop from new but it did not come with any install discs.

    Can you please take me thru the procedure starting from, turning on the laptop for the first time with the replacement drive installed.

    Many thanks

  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Boot holding cmd-r. Follow the on screen instructions.
  3. spectreracing macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2014
    Do you have a Time Machine back up from the old hdd? Or did you clone it before it crashed? Have you tried running Disk Utility on the old HDD via the cmd+R bootup command?
  4. vincefromshrews thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2013
    Thanks for this answer. I just was not sure that if the laptop had a new drive in it, that it would be able to find and use the cmd-r instructions.:)

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