How To Reset an Intel Macbook

How To Reset an Intel Macbook

Knowing how to reset your Intel-powered MacBook is going to come in useful for if you ever want to sell your device and move on to the newer Apple Silicon models.

How To Reset an Intel Macbook

Luckily, the process is as simple as following the steps below, and you’ll have your MacBook reset in no time at all. It’s also worth noting the below steps should also be interchangeable for any other macOS devices, be it a MacBook Air, iMac, or even a Mac Pro. Although the process is different for Apple Silicon-based Macs.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

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Macintosh HD isn’t showing up in Disk Utility. What do I do?

If your Mac’s built-in startup disk isn’t showing up in the sidebar, simply shut down your Mac and then unplug any devices and try resetting again.If it doesn’t appear after that, it may be the case your device needs a service. In which case, you’ll need to contact Apple Support.

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