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k2k koos
Aug 30, 2008, 06:46 AM
Ive got an old dead Mac, which is still authorised for iTunes playback.
I want to deauthorise it, how can I do this when the computer is broken......:apple:

Ps: Same goes for an old iPod Nano which didn't survive the laundry......:apple:



BoyBach
Aug 30, 2008, 07:00 AM
To deauthorize all computers associated with your account


Click iTunes Store in the Source pane.
If you're not signed in to the store, click the Account button, then enter your account name and password.
Click the Account button again (your ID appears on the button), enter your password, and then click View Account.
In the Account Information window, click Deauthorize All.



http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1420

k2k koos
Aug 30, 2008, 09:14 AM
Thanks, that's usefull, all I need to do afterwards is to authorise those computers that still need the authorisation right?

And what about iPods? :apple:

xUKHCx
Aug 30, 2008, 09:18 AM
Thanks, that's usefull, all I need to do afterwards is to authorise those computers that still need the authorisation right?

And what about iPods? :apple:

That is correct. The button might not appear unless you have all 5 authorisations used (can't quite remember).


iPods do not need authorisation, as long as they are synced with a computer that is authorised then they will work.

Bobioden
Aug 30, 2008, 11:23 AM
That is correct. The button might not appear unless you have all 5 authorisations used (can't quite remember).



yes, you have to have 5 computesr authorized to be able to de-authorize all of them.

komiothebeat
Aug 30, 2008, 11:27 AM
question...

once you authorize 5 computers.. and then you De-authorize them, does that mean you start anew?, like you can begind authorizing 5 other computers (all my authorizations are from having to reinstall the os on my computer)

:apple:

xUKHCx
Aug 30, 2008, 11:38 AM
Yes that is correct. In future remember to deauthorise before reinstalling (althoguh I never remember myself)