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Apple computer help

Postby JS© on Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:16 am

Does anybody know how to format a Macbook Air from a command prompt?

Hit a slight problem when trying to reimage my laptop last night. Now the laptop only boots to the apple logo and that spinning circle. I figure formatting should do the trick, except that when I try to do it from the command line, it is very locked down.
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Re: Apple computer help

Postby mac5155 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:30 pm

It should have a recovery hard drive I think. Try holding down the Option key when its rebooting.
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Re: Apple computer help

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:42 pm

theres an app for that
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Re: Apple computer help

Postby JS© on Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:37 pm

mac5155 wrote:It should have a recovery hard drive I think. Try holding down the Option key when its rebooting.


tried it, wont make it that far
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Re: Apple computer help

Postby JS© on Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:39 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:theres an app for that


not if it's been formatted
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Re: Apple computer help

Postby mac5155 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:20 pm

Its Intel based, right?

Try resetting the system management controller

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
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Re: Apple computer help

Postby JS© on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:28 pm

I got it. I don't know how I got it, but I got it. Ended up booting to an image on a USB drive.

I'm so glad I'm selling this thing.
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