Question on "Restoring" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by T4t3r, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. T4t3r macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    I picked up a 2015 rMBP during the Best Buy sale earlier this week. The screen has some yellow tint on the left half and some poor backlighting along the lower right part. I want to do an exchange in hopes of getting one with a better screen.

    What is the right course of action to erase my data and set to back to "factory defaults" before exchanging it? I set it up from a fresh install, so the only things on it are my google accounts, iTunes account is linked, some pictures, and browser history.
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Boot into recovery mode (CMD + R on boot), erase the volume using Disk Utility (or secure erase if you want to make sure your data can't be recovered), and then install OS X again.

    Beforehand, perhaps also deauthorize iTunes Store and sign out of all your cloud accounts to make sure the computer is forgotten with Google, iCloud, etc.

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