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

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    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

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    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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