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Fresh Install On Dead MacBook Air?

I have a MacBook Air that will not boot to OS. How do I get a copy of the OS (High Sierra) preferably on a DVD to do a fresh install?

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Larry Coblentz

Comments: 2 Responses to “Fresh Install On Dead MacBook Air?”

    4 months ago

    You can’t install from a DVD. Apple hasn’t had that option for more than a decade. You install online. To reboot into Restore Mode, turn on the Mac with Command+R held down and wait.

    If that doesn’t work, then try holding Option+Command+R to boot from Internet Recovery mode. This will take a long time to boot as it has to load everything online.

    See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201314

    Of course if the MacBook Air really is dead, like a broken drive, then you can’t load anything on it. You’d need to get it repaired.

    Douglas Brace
    4 months ago

    If you have another Mac, an alternate would be a USB flash drive install. The support article below from Apple can help you.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372

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