1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 8:25 AM by mende1
amanda9822 Level 1 Level 1

How do I erase my hard drive (Macbook Pro 2010) without the original disk?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10

    As you are running Snow Leopard, you need the Mac OS X DVD that came with your computer. If you haven't got them, call Apple to get replacement DVDs > http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57


    Then, follow these steps:


    1. Insert the Mac OS X DVD and press C key while your Mac is starting.


    2. When the disc has started, go to Utilities menu > Disk Utility, and select Macintosh HD on the sidebar.


    3. Go to Erase tab and erase the disk.


    4. Close Disk Utility and reinstall Mac OS X