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Question: Wipe 2011 Macbook Pro


I have a old 2011 macbook pro that I no longer use. A few years back I spilled water on the keyboard and it caused the keyboard to act funky (among other issues, everything comes out in capital letters). I have tried fiddling with the digital keyboard in the access tools and resetting those to defaults. Even though it does not appear in the digital keyboard tool that capslock or shift is stuck, the letters still all come out as caps (more problematic is that numbers are coming out as the characters, rather than the numbers e.g. !#(*$&)(*@^@*&^)

Now, I would like to completely wipe the laptop of my data so I can despose of the laptop, however, command R does not work (my guess is its related to the keyboard issue). Any suggestions for alternatives or ideas on how to resolve this issue?

Thanks in advance.

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Nov 11, 2017 4:58 PM in response to efcls In response to efcls

you could open the back of the Mac, and simply take out the HDD (ssd if you have that) - at this point you can either plug it in to another pc or Mac and simply wipe it. This is the route to go if you plan on putting back the HDD (SSD?) and selling the Mac.

if not, just take out the HDD (SSD?) and hammer and old rusty nail though it.

Nov 11, 2017 4:58 PM

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