Please help me with this problem :)

vincefromshrews

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Jan 6, 2013
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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

Vince
 

snaky69

macrumors 603
Mar 14, 2008
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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

Vince
Boot holding cmd-r. Follow the on screen instructions.
 

spectreracing

macrumors newbie
Mar 29, 2014
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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?