I want to get a Mac Mini, we have 2 iPads and a few iPods, and might get a few iPhones. So, basically, if you don't want to pay someone to do this, you need some equipment and another Mac. Include as many details as possible. Step 1: Restart Your Mac in Recovery Mode This is pretty simple. I tried taking the batteries out but that had no effect.
She also fancies herself a bit of a rock star in her town and spends too much time reading comic books. Disable iCloud Sign out of iCloud to make sure that any remnants of the cloud data, such as bookmarks, notes, reminders, etc. Honestly, I'm out of ideas. Rudeness will not be tolerated! This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. I tried everything else on the discussion boards, too; wasted 3 hours trying to pair with other devices to no avail; could not find a serial number turns out they don't have one to register it; tried the steel wool trick even.
If you get stuck during reinstallation, see our for additional help. Choose Disk Utility and click continue. The diagnostics should pick the problem up and correct it for you! The Get Info window shows the Format of that volume. Note: Make sure your Mac is connected to the internet in order to verify the software. Go to the Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen and choose Restart. Does anyone have any expertise about how I can check if there's anything left in my hard drive?? Is the flashing question mark constant, or does it only happen for a second before it boots to your desktop? We're well integrated with Apple.
What i want to know is, what are the downsides? To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. We have four flairs to offer! The keyboard will turn on again and begin blinking. The following steps will tell you how to restore Mac to factory settings. I tried everything else on the discussion boards, too; wasted 3 hours trying to pair with other devices to no avail; could not find a serial number turns out they don't have one to register it; tried the steel wool trick even. I hope that I can ramp up my Mac skills so that I can one day help others as well! The first thing you should do before hitting the streets to sell your old Mac is clear it of any and all personal data. This will take a while, but download and install Mavericks from the App Store. I wonder if there was a problem with the keyboard drivers.
Is there another way to restore the computer without using the keyboard? Now you know how to reset a MacBook, or any Mac computer! Read the software license agreement and click Agree. In case you turn on the language or touch typing, then you have to use the Control Panel option. Does anyone have any expertise about how I can check if there's anything left in my hard drive?? Leave that part for the new owner. What ended up solving the problem was that I took the batteries out and left it over night. My iPad Pro and Bluetooth keyboard are now paired, just as you said they would! Replaced with new batteries and all seems to be well. I haven't used the computer for about a year and forgot the password I've exhausted my guessing list.
Fortunately it's free, and I'm sure the person you sell it to won't mind. Absolute last two remaining tips I have. I searched for a different solution, and came across yours, posted here. When the process is complete, go the Disk Utility menu in the top left corner of your screen and select Quit Disk Utility. Again, I don't care if the logic board or motherboard or whatever from the Mac Mini is fried. Note: This guide is relevant to Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. But when I wanted to change it to its initial number, I typed in a wrong value and it just messed up my Wi-Fi, I can't connect to Wi-Fi anymore.
Here's our guide for how to reset a MacBook, or any Mac computer, which can solve any of those issues. You'll be asked to do so during the installation process. If you're just looking for a free password reset utility, I would recommend using , or booting with and then loading chntpw to clear your password. I like windows 8' but I prefer a Mac. If you are reading this article, chances are you've already come to the decision to replace your Mac with the or maybe you just got a new Mac as a present! Lee writes: We have a new-to-us Mac Pro that has us puzzled.
I touched metal before handling. So I guess it won't work with wireless keyboard. Filter By Category Want a Flair? You can do this by restoring your keyboard's settings to default. It allows to recover individual files and restore your whole hard drive in the event of a catastrophe. As I said, this is a shot in the dark to try and create a new user and some has suggested, I have used the same way on an old windows pc i had an issue with and managed to solve it that annoying way. Let me know in the comments and I'll get you squared away. No rank is an indication that the person is always, or even mostly, correct.
But I really want my contents on the hard drive. I actually don't care much about the Mac Mini itself. Time to decide whether to keep or replace your Mac or computer. When I try to access the system preferences, I have an error message when clicking on the keyboard icon. Any ideas of what to do? Check our and before posting. The File System column on the right shows the format of each volume.
Thanks for the willingness to help Barry! Erase Touch Bar Data To ensure that all information is cleared from the Touch Bar, you need to erase its data. Certain information may be crucial for solving issues. Do not follow the setup instructions. If this does not work try going into your control panel, find the keyboard in the devices tab and diagnose the keyboard. Your Mac will restart after the installation is complete. A drop-down list of your currently connected keyboards will appear.