Preparing 2012 MBP for sale (no discs or wifi)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lightweight, May 3, 2013.

  1. lightweight macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2013
    I'm selling my mid-2012 MacBook Pro and I would like to do a complete system wipe so it's basically back to factory settings.

    From what I've gathered, since the computer didn't come with a startup disk I'll need to use Internet Recovery to download Mac OS X again, correct? The only issue is my school's wifi is protected and in order to access it I'll need an OS to set it up (this issue slowed me when I tried setting up my new MBA).

    What's the best way to go about preparing my MBP for sale? Do I need to remove the OS and reinstall it or is there an alternative? I'm really new to this stuff so I don't know what I'm doing.

    The key points: I need to restore my laptop for sale, and there are no disks or internet connection as far as I know.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Follow the steps listed in the Apple discussion How do i format a Mac Book. Follow the steps exactly and it should be ready for sale.

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