How to restore MacBook to factory settings after formatting hard drive
Hi. I'm good with PC's but a noob with MACs.
My friend bought a macbook 1,1 mid 2006 and an IMAC from a car boot sale but they were both locked to the previous user (not stolen). He wanted me to factory reset both machines so asked for my help. Obviously, as these are old machines, he's not willing to pay £70 for a restore disc especially since I don't know if it'll work.
I managed to "acquire" OSX 10.4 and it worked fine for the IMAC. So I tried it with the macbook, which was already running 10.4.6 but it wouldn't run on boot-up. I could access it through the desktop but I needed the password to run it.
I took the hard drive out and formatted it on a MAC to MAC OS extended. Now when I boot up the machine, all I get is a folder with a question mark up on the screen and it doesn't boot off the disc when I hold 'c' on boot up.
Is the macbook salvageable? Why does the disc not work?
Apple MacBook "Core Duo" 1.83 13" Specs
Identifiers: MacBook - MA254LL/A - MacBook1,1 - A1181 - 2092
Is this a good question?