4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2010 6:27 PM by unbentcrayfish
unbentcrayfish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I just got my new Mac Book, and my parents are buying my old one off me. I was wondering if there was a way to make it like they just took it out of the box?

Mac Book, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM...
  • C Ogle Level 5 Level 5 (6,995 points)
    Using the original install disks that came with your MacBook, you can boot to them and do an erase and install. It's one of the options from within the installer on OS Leopard 10.5. If your disks have Snow Leopard 10.6 you would need to erase the disk using Disk Utility from the utilities menu on that DVD before reinstalling.
  • unbentcrayfish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yaa... slight problem. I have no clue where I put the startup disks... Anyway to do it without them?
  • Jay Bullock Level 4 Level 4 (3,800 points)
    Call AppleCare with your serial number handy; they can send you replacement discs, perhaps for a small fee.

    You should take this step, as your parents will need those discs for two reasons: One, possession of the discs is the license for the software, and two, they mat need them for troubleshooting and repair.
  • unbentcrayfish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Eh, sounds expensive. I have no warranty anymore. I'll just do it the hard way and go through every file and get rid of all of my stuff