Need a MAC expert

Posted by Tan A.


Southern River WA 6110, Australia

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Saturday, 12th May 2018
I recently sold my Mac mini running Yosemite and need help fully restoring back to factory settings with new OS installed before I send it to the new owner. PLEASE READ THE BELOW DETAILS before offering.

I am pretty good with computers. I am aware of the correct steps to get this done. I am however having two issues. I use a Windows keyboard which is for some reason not doing the command+R while restarting properly. Windows+R is not taking me to the macOS disk utility which I need to get started. So, you might need to bring a MAC keyboard with you to troubleshoot.

Also, if you have the latest MACOS on a bootable USB, that would be ideal as my internet is not the fastest.
Mahi T.
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Hi Tan,

This offer is for guiding you through installing reFIND to access your recovery partition, and, failing that, download the MacOS installer. If you do not have a spare usb, tell me. ReFIND is a small download.

Thanks! :)
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Dion F.
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Hey Mate
I can give this job a try.
Let me know if your interested.

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Tan A.poster
Where abouts do you live mahi ?

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Tan A.poster
Cool thanks. I live in southern river but work in Morley if that changes anything
Tan A.poster
Tried doing that command on terminal. It just says command not found
Tan A.poster
Mahi T. If you would like to make an offer , I can accept it so we can discuss picking up the USB and maybe you can walk me through over the phone ?
Could someone else maybe check recovery boot with Windows Keyboard?
Hi Dion, if you are going to reinstall macos, i am pretty sure that you do not need to wipe through recovery mode. You can just boot the usb and use disk utility from there. I can buy you one and setup the installer, and then either post it to you or you can pick it up from a train station, as Southern River is quite far for me. Please reply if you are interested.
also, could you run 'diskutil -list' or 'diskutil --list' from terminal on the mac mini and paste the output?
Tried Windows-alt-R (NetBoot)?

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Tan A.poster
Just realised you are In Melbourne
No, or I’d drop in (Melbourne).
You probably want someone with bootable USB memory stick.
Hope you get it sorted.
Tan A.poster
Thanks... annoying as ****
Hi Tan, since you are on Yosemite, have you tried holding down Alt (Option) and selecting Recovery HD?
Tan A.poster
Hi mahi. I have tried that. Please see my response above
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