rMBP Replacement Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by seaw, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. seaw macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    the replacement for my rMBP which had a whitespot, is on it's way. How do I return the the rMBP? Should I delete everything or just leave it? How can I delete everything properly?

    Thanks
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Hold command+r on boot to boot into the recovery partition and then use disk utility to wipe the drive clean and reinstall lion. It's a longer process, but ensures that none of your personal files are left behind
     
  3. Taylor-C macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I did! Except I didn't reinstall Lion as my internet died, so I just put it back in the box with no OS.
     
  4. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, that also works. They will eventually wipe the drive and reinstall lion themselves, so no need to do so.

    Side Note: why didn't you for the 16 GB ram?? You went for the upgraded processor and larger SSD.
     
  5. Taylor-C macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't upgrade the CPU... Just the storage. I don't really need the upgraded RAM... I was fine with 2GB and 4GB, so 8GB will be more than enough.
     

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