1. innuendu

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    its saying to reinstall OS X and once I select the hard drive it prompts me to sign in and once I do it says this item is currently unavailable. Date is right and i can’t get my flash drive with the firmware updates for internet recovery to be detected
     
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    That error is usually because your Apple ID isn't associated with whatever version of OS X you're trying to install, you need to "own" the OS X version before you can do a reinstall of it.

    IIRC, you can do it from the reinstallation screen, there should be an "Online Help" button (or something to that effect) that will open up Safari. Once there, you just go to iCloud, login with your Apple ID, and that should associate your account with whatever version of OS X you're trying to install (at least, this fixed an issue I had with an older Macbook, but should be the same).
     
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    This is a used MacBook I do not know the owners apple id
     
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    He didn't tell you to use the owner's Apple ID. I assume any would work.
    Unless this is part of Apple's lockout thing to make stolen devices worthless. In that case you need to contact the previous owner.
     
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    I didn't say the owners ID, I said yours. That used to associate your account with the OS X version you're installing, which will the give you "permission" to install it.
     
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    its an ssd (corsair force 3) but i put it in my fully working gaming pc and its read and write
     
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    Is the Macbook firmware password lock?
     
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    i dont think so
     
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    If it not firmware passcode locked then you should be able to rewrite the OS on the system you just need to repartition it, you able to get into recovery mode?
     
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    yeah im able to get into os x utilities
     
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    the firmware update i have right now doesnt allow me to do internet recovery is there any way to update?
     
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    If you can't do over network install, then you got to go the usb or disc route.
     
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    so how would i do the usb route?
     
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    You have to find the apple os image and make a bootable usb to install it.
     
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    alrighty so a .dmg file right? or an iso?
     
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    Well most likely you need to buy the bootable usb, ain't too expensive if you are 100% that you are not firmware passcode locked, if you are you wouldn't be able to do much, what was installed previously?
     
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    os x el capital
     
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    You can buy a High Sierra boot imaged usb from like ebay , mind providing the serial #, I can double check for you the highest installable os.
     
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