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OS 10.5 - How do you erase a macbook hd?


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I recently received my teachers laptop that was broken (screen was smashed i removed it) Now she wants to sell it but i need to clear the hd and dont have the disks do you have any ideas? Thanks kyle
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In order to format the HDD you need the disks, not to mention you need them to install the OS again.

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so there is now way i can delete it other wise? I dont care about reinstalling bec its being sold...thanks kyle
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What do you want to delete? You can delete files and such off of it, but the disk utility won't let you format the drive that it is running on.

The only thing you could do is if you have an external HDD you could download SuperDuper, clone the disk, load from the clone, then use the cloned OS to delete everything on the original machine HDD.

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You can also try Target Disk Mode! macosxhints.com - Mount a trashed hard drive using Target Disk mode

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