Solved macbook pro factory reset no disc or password

January 11, 2015 at 11:12:02
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My father was the original owner of this macbook pro model number A1278 in 2010. He has since passed away and i need to restore back to factory settings however i have no password or disc. when i power it on it takes me to password input screen with his name i dont know if their are any other users i need to know how i can get past the password screen

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January 12, 2015 at 06:07:57
Odd... as it seems to be the full version when I look at the site and download details...

However.. try this one:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/M...

and all the assorted later OS can be found via a search at Apple.com... (e.g. snow leopard download, or mountain lion download etc...

I got mine via Apple.com downloads and/or the cd.



#1
January 11, 2015 at 15:02:01
I'm afraid that you need an OS disk to do this. Is there an Apple Store within easy reach? I'm sure they could do it for you, although they would probably require proof of ownership.

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#2
January 11, 2015 at 15:16:43
You can also download a Mac OSX disk - but not sure if you need to provide a genuine email account address to secure it (from Apple-land).

http://snow-leopard.en.softonic.com...

takes you to Apple site - and on this occasion to OSX 10.6 - which is what that version of the Macbook likely came with?

When you click on the download link on the above site it will take you to where you click on another "download" box - to downloads it from Apple-land server(s)?

And it appears the other "flavors" download links are there too (right hand side of the page).


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#3
January 12, 2015 at 00:59:59
That's an ISO of security updates to OS X, not an OS install disk.

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January 12, 2015 at 06:07:57
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Odd... as it seems to be the full version when I look at the site and download details...

However.. try this one:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/M...

and all the assorted later OS can be found via a search at Apple.com... (e.g. snow leopard download, or mountain lion download etc...

I got mine via Apple.com downloads and/or the cd.


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